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Shoulder Injuries in Dogs

Nov, 09

Dogs can contort their bodies in incredible ways; they are amazing athletes! It's no wonder that injuries happen when their shoulders get bent or turned the wrong way.  The Shoulder Joint Shoulder joints in humans are easy to find and palpate (feel) since they lie on the outer sides of the body.  The shoulder joint of the dog is more elusive; it lies against their...

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THE DOG'S KNEE: Part 2 of 6 in a Series

Sep, 14

ABOUT ACL AND CCL INJURIES - PART 2 The cranial cruciate ligament (CCL), equivalent to the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL in people, is responsible for limiting hyperextension of the stifle (knee), limiting internal rotation of the tibia in relation to the femur, and to prevent forward sliding/drawer motion of the tibia in relation to the femur. Cranial cruciate ligament...

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Luxating Patellas: Pathology and Treatment Options

Sep, 04

Patellar luxation (PL) is one of the most common hindlimb orthopedic pathologies seen in dogs and has been diagnosed in many other mammalian species as well. PL is the displacement of the patella out of the distal femoral patellar surface, or trochlea. The patella can displace, or luxate, medially or laterally. Patients with PL can present with varying degrees of...

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Virtual Consults for Pets - Rehab, Conditioning, and Mobility Issues

Aug, 16

Many of you are becoming familiar with telemedicine so that you can connect with your veterinarian for a virtual appointment.  A Vital Vet Pet Video Consultation is different - it's a totally new concept in virtual consultation.  Here's how: You do not have to be a client of the Vital Vet Pet Consultants Our Pet consultants are the best of the best - some names...

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Recognizing Soft Tissue Injuries in the Dog from an Integrative Perspective – part 2

May, 09

Applying rehab and physiotherapy techniques to a dog with a soft tissue injury should be preceded by a proper consideration of how the injury developed and progressed, and how it affects the health and function of the entire body. The care of the canine athlete in performance and working disciplines is finally getting much-needed attention and awareness. With the recent growth of...

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