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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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How Can My Dog Benefit From Kinesiology Tape?

Sep, 07

You may have noticed kinesiology tape on athletes while you were watching a game on TV or perhaps you have personal experience with it from your PT or Chiropractor taping you following an injury. I think it's safe to say that most people have been exposed to this athletic tape in one form or another by now. People are aware...

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VITAL VOICE: Virtual consults give you another way to help your pet without leaving home

Aug, 20

Introducing VITAL VOICE, Vital Vet's new video series featuring interviews with leaders and experts in the field of pet rehabilitation.  This episode features an interview with Jean Pavlokas, a human physical therapist and a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. Jean has more than 15 years experience helping dogs and cats with injuries, arthritis, recent surgeries, degenerative conditions, and weakness become more active and...

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