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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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Treatment Options for Arthritis in Dogs

Dec, 11

Most of the symptoms seen in dogs with arthritis result from pain. As a result, treatment for arthritis in dogs is geared toward reducing pain as well as maintaining muscle mass and joint mobility. This is best accomplished by using a combination of treatments rather than relying on only one medication or treatment option. Exercise and Weight Management Exercise is...

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Prolotherapy in Practice

Dec, 06

Prolotherapy is used to increase tendon and ligament strength and relieve arthritis changes. In veterinary medicine, it can treat lameness and other conditions. Prolotherapy is a non-surgical treatment used to increase tendon and ligament strength and relieve arthritic changes. In humans, it is commonly used in Olympic sports medicine, as well as for the non-surgical treatment of rotator cuff injury,...

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ALTERNATIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT FOR ARTHRITIS: OVERVIEW

Nov, 15

If your dog has chronic arthritis pain – especially if he’s relatively young for such troubles – consider exploring some of these alternative options. Look for a veterinary practitioner who is open to alternative technologies. Many have developed a preference for a certain tool, based on good results with previous clients. Arthritis pain, which affects four out of five older...

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What is Canine Hip Dysplasia?

Oct, 26

Canine Hip Dysplasia typically develops because of an abnormally developed hip joint, but can also be caused by cartilage damage from a traumatic fracture. With cartilage damage or a hip joint that isn’t formed properly, over time the existing cartilage will lose its thickness and elasticity. This breakdown of the cartilage will eventually result in pain with any joint movement....

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