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Farrah: Hind Limb Lameness and Obesity Case Study

Apr, 24

Farrah: Hind limb lameness and obesity case study Background Farrah, a 1.5 y FS Labrador, presented with a 6-month history of left hind limb lameness and more recent history of right hind limb lameness. She had possibly sustained an injury to her left tarsus when she was a puppy. Functional Limitations: Jumping up (bed and car), going downstairs, getting up...

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WHERE DOES IT HURT? Thermography Can Shine the Light on Your Pet’s Pain

Mar, 30

Our practice is alternative in many ways.  At Sleepy Dog, we practice alternative medicine for small animals.  We use acupuncture, acupressure, chiropractic, herbal medicine, massage, physical rehabilitation, Reiki, and traditional Chinese veterinary medical nutrition to treat our patients.  The majority of our patients come to us with a chronic challenge, something such as arthritis, cancer, kidney disease, allergies, gastrointestinal complaints...

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CASE STUDY OF THE WEEK: Matilda, The Senior Labrador with Arthritis

Mar, 27

CASE STUDY: MATILDA, THE SENIOR LAB WITH ARTHRITIS Looking at the Whole Picture Means Listening to the Family When I look at my schedule on the computer for any given day, there will be a variety of patients and ailments. Peppers the poodle for vaccines, Momma Kitty for “limping on and off for 6 months.” Some just say “2nd opinion...

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Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging

Mar, 25

Figure 1: Lateral thermograph of right hind limb. Digital infrared thermal imaging provides an objective assessment of any integrated treatment plan. Disclaimer: Dr. Ronald Riegel is a co-founder of Digatherm, a company that offers technologically advanced IR systems to the veterinary medical field. The practice of integrated medicine focuses on the healing of the entire patient through multimodal therapeutic approaches. Digital...

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CASE STUDY OF THE WEEK: “May” the Chihuahua with a Luxating Patella

Mar, 20

From Surgery to Rehab - May’s Journey to Fix Her Knee May is a 3-year-old spayed, female Chihuahua mix. She had surgery at our hospital this past November for a luxating patella (sliding kneecap). While this is a common issue in small dogs (they can be born with it), this was not the case with May. She had normal knees...

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