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Does My Dog Need a Leg Brace - What I Need to Know

Oct, 20

There are many reasons why a dog might benefit from a leg brace.  Some of the more common include: Wrist or ankle arthritis or pain (lameness, limping) Injury, sprain, or strain Deviation or deformity of the joint Protection against injury Support for the remaining limb after leg amputation varus (outward bowing), hyperextension, valgus (inward bowing) of the wrist Leg injuries...

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Joint Replacement for Treating Severe Arthritis

Jul, 11

Ankle Replacement Offers Relief for Florida Pooch A veterinary surgeon at UF College of Veterinary Medicine has performed a total ankle replacement procedure on a dog A seven-year-old Labrador retriever named Leo is back to hiking trails and playing fetch five months after undergoing a total ankle replacement procedure at the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine’s Small...

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MEET LARRY

Jun, 09

Meet Larry - sporting his Thera-Paw Carpo-Flex Wraps on his walk today. Larry's a happy dog and here's what Larry's mom is saying: "I am writing to tell you how fully satisfied and grateful I am for your quality products for my middle-aged angel pitty boy, Larry. He is almost 7 and earlier this year I purchased the Carpo-Flex Sports Wrap...

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Help Painful, Weak Dogs Get Moving Again: Leda's Story

May, 09

This awesome article was sent to us by Jeff VerHoef of Canine Mobility who worked with "Leda" the Bouvier. He was interviewed by Kate Poss, the founder and writer for This is Whidbey.  We've talked about how physical therapy, massage, braces, and anti-knuckling devices can help dogs regain mobility.  Now read Leda's story about overcoming severe arthritis and spinal stroke (FCE).  It may "take a...

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Gene Therapy Might Offer Relief for Canine OA

Mar, 18

The biotechnology could help slow the progression of osteoarthritis, CSU researchers say We may not be able to cure arthritis or turn back time, but gene therapy holds real promise to give dogs with this disease much needed relief,” says the foundation’s chief scientific officer, Janet Patterson-Kane, BVSc, PhD, FRCVS. “If it we can provide long-term support to joints by...

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