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11 Alternative Modalities for Pain Management in Pets

May, 31

If your dog or cat experiences pain or discomfort, consider trying one of these alternative modalities before reaching for the pain meds! Did you know that animals experience pain just as humans do? Because dogs and cats are so stoic, most pet parents don’t realize when they’re in pain. In nature, an animal that shows signs of pain or weakness...

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Palliative Care Physiotherapy

Feb, 02

I’ve been messaging back and forth with a UK animal physio about a case that turned out to be a nerve sheath tumor.  The most recent round of discussion has been about treatment now that the diagnosis has been established.  The diagnosing veterinarian told the owner to stop physiotherapy as it wouldn’t be of any benefit.  My suggestion is palliative...

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Physical Rehabilitation at Veterinary College Enhances Pet's Quality of Life

Oct, 29

Saint, a retired Saint Francis service dog, loves baby food, frozen baby food. And the 11-year-old black Labrador retriever gets plenty to encourage him during physical therapy at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. After developing hind limb weakness from neurologic causes, as well as general soreness and decreased mobility because of arthritis, Saint was referred to the college’s physical rehabilitation service by...

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What Are the Different Types of Dog Physical Therapy?

Oct, 17

If your dog is recovering from injury or surgery, canine physical therapy is frequently the next step in the healing process. Dog physical therapy is an adaptation of the same types of techniques and modalities used for humans. The goal is to decrease pain while increasing increase mobility, function and overall quality of life. Here you’ll find an overview on...

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What is the Fascia and How Does it Affect my Dog?

Sep, 24

What if I told you there was a complex system in your dog's body that can greatly affect their posture, mobility, emotional well-being, and performance?The fascia is quite simply the tissue that holds you together! Injury and pain to one part of the fascia can have profound effects on the rest of the body. Knowing the role the fascia plays...

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