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Hydrotherapy for Dogs: A Growing Trend in Canine Physical Therapy

Jun, 26

Humans have known for millennia about the healing properties of water for injuries and aching joints. But it’s only recently that dogs have begun to enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy. Is it simply another pet health craze, or does it work? What is Hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy literally means water therapy and can refer to any therapeutic use of water to aid...

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What is Laser Therapy?

Jun, 17

Laser therapy is a specific form of light-based therapeutic intervention that utilizes controlled applications of low-intensity, coherent and monochromatic light (i.e., LASER) in humans and animals to produce clinically-beneficial outcomes. Laser therapy has previously been known by many names, including 'Low Level Laser Therapy‘, 'Cold Laser‘, 'Soft Laser‘, and 'Laser Phototherapy‘. The National Center for Biotechnology Information now recognizes ‘photobiomodulation’...

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Osteoarthritis in Dogs

Jun, 14

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis in dogs, affecting approximately a quarter of the population. It is a chronic joint disease characterized by loss of joint cartilage, thickening of the joint capsule and new bone formation around the joint (osteophytosis) and ultimately leading to pain and limb dysfunction. Majority of OA in dog occur secondarily to developmental...

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Reversing Osteoarthritis

Jun, 09

This is a repurposed blog.  I wrote this for  https://caninearthritis.co.uk/, but I like it, and I've wanted to use if here for a while now.  So here it is! Not too long ago, I received a request from a medical journal editor asking if I would like to contribute an article on the topic of ‘Can Osteoarthritis be Reversed?’.  Now, before...

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Pain Management Update PLUS: Natural Pain Relief for Dogs

Jun, 08

One of the most important questions I receive from dog guardians is, “Is my dog in pain?” And that is often followed by “is there such a thing as natural pain relief for dogs, or do we have to use meds?” This article is long, but I hope it’s useful. I’m going to update you on changes in veterinary pain...

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