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Nerve Pain After Injury or Amputation

Apr, 06

Dogs with recent physical trauma or limb amputations can experience a variety of sensory abnormalities.   Dogs with neurological injuries can have partial sensory loss (unable to detect touch and feel) as well as odd sensations like burning and tingling (much like the “pins and needles” we get in our leg sometimes when we sit on it awkwardly for a while).  Some injuries can...

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Great Trick for Using Pawz for Anti-Slip

Feb, 01

Dog Boots The trouble with using dog boots to provide indoor traction is that a dog's paw is essentially round, and booties (or anything that is not really snug and form-fitting) tends to spin on the dog's paws.  Then, you end up having the "traction" tread material on the top of the foot and the slick non-treaded material at the bottom of the...

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Cohesive Bandage Can Be Used For Traction and To Reduce Scuffing

Dec, 21

Slipping or scuffing on hardwood or tile floors? Cohesive bandage (e.g., VetWrap) works well to reduce slippage and scuffing when used properly. In this video, Vital Vet expert Ilaria Borghese demonstrates how to apply VetWrap safely and for maximum impact.  VetWrap Link  Author: Ilaria Borghese, MS, MA, OT, Thera-Paw, Inc., STAAR Conference, Vital Vet Other Related Publications Traction for Weak,...

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How to Care for a Three-Legged Dog

Sep, 14

More veterinarians and dog parents are realizing dogs that lose a limb to cancer, injury or birth defects can survive — and even thrive — on three legs. What’s more, three-legged dogs show a resilience and determination that the rest of us can learn from. What to Do if Your Dog Needs an Amputation Jerry, the dog who inspired Rene...

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Virtual Consults for Pets - Rehab, Conditioning, and Mobility Issues

Aug, 16

Many of you are becoming familiar with telemedicine so that you can connect with your veterinarian for a virtual appointment.  A Vital Vet Pet Video Consultation is different - it's a totally new concept in virtual consultation.  Here's how: You do not have to be a client of the Vital Vet Pet Consultants Our Pet consultants are the best of the best - some names...

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