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FUNdamentals K9 Conditioning Course by Jana Gams, DVM, CCRP

Jan, 24

MASSIVE SHOUT OUT! It's an honor and pleasure to officially introduce Dr. Jana Gams to the Vital Vet community!! "Think Before You Throw" and "Is Sloppy Sitting Something to Worry About?", are two of Vital Vet's MOST POPULAR articles - both written by Dr. Jana Gams.  Check them out if you haven't done so yet.  Many of you are asking for more from...

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Wraps and Braces for Carpal and Tarsal Injuries

Dec, 29

The excerpt below is from an article by Drs. Gayle Jaeger and Sherman Canapp on carpal and tarsal injuries in dogs first seen in Clean Run Magazine in 2008.  Though it's an older article, it is well-organized and still relevant.  Carpal (front leg wrist) and tarsal (back leg ankle) injuries are common in larger and more active dogs but can occur in any...

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The Role of Equipment in Conditioning

Dec, 28

When talking to a friend recently, I made the comment that my average client has minimal training experience, so in many cases I need to rely on simple exercises with specialized equipment instead of specialized exercises with simple equipment to get the results I want. This caused me to think about the role that equipment plays in conditioning, especially considering...

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Know-How for Dog Fitness: Understanding Weight Distribution Is the Key

Nov, 05

If you are already doing fitness exercises, or are interested in starting them with your dog, you need to understand the dog’s neutral position, weight distribution, and what is happening during specific actions, activities or sports performances - how and why something as simple as the direction your dog is looking in can affect your dog’s body, AND how to use...

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Know-How for Dog Fitness: Understanding Weight Distribution is the Key

Aug, 30

If you are already doing fitness exercises, or are interested in starting them with your dog, you need to understand the dog’s neutral position, weight distribution, and what is happening during specific actions, activities or sports performances - how and why something as simple as the direction your dog is looking in can affect your dog’s body, AND how to use...

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