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Strollers for Pets - VITAL VET PRODUCT REVIEW

Jun, 06

Strollers aren’t just for children anymore.  Now, there are strollers specifically made for dogs.  And not just little dogs - strollers are available for most dogs, regardless of size, shape, or physical condition.  And strollers are so versatile that you can walk, jog or even bike ride with your favorite furry companion in tow.  Older or disabled dogs still enjoy family...

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Wagons for Dogs - VITAL VET PRODUCT REVIEW

May, 23

Jane L., who's part of the Vital Vet community, wrote and asked if we could recommend a dog wagon for her beautiful 63 lbs Pittie girl, Cora.  Jane had researched wagons but couldn't quite find what she needed.  Cora is a big girl; she has arthritis and can only walk short distances.  "Once Cora plops down, that's the signal that she needs a wagon to...

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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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DJ - the Rescue Dog in Bike Shorts

Mar, 19

Some animals have a hard time getting adopted from traditional shelters, particularly if they are handicapped, injured, or have a serious medical condition. That’s where Animal Lifeline in Des Moines, Iowa steps in. As a special needs, no-kill shelter - the only one of its kind in Central Iowa – Animal Lifeline rescues animals who need medical or rehabilitative care before they...

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Devices for Pets with Knuckling or Dragging Paws

Feb, 15

There are many conditions that produce weakness and can lead to knuckling or dragging of the front and hind paws and limbs.  Conditions that can affect the hind legs include degenerative myelopathy (DM), sciatic nerve injury, disc disease, and spinal cord injury.  Brachial plexus and radial nerve injuries can cause front paw knuckling or limb dragging. A fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE) can affect either...

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