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Dog Harnesses - VITAL VET REVIEW

Oct, 25

I must admit, I don't like dog collars.  I've had healthy dogs and dogs with orthopedic and neurologic issues and none of them appreciated being tugged around by their neck.  I don't blame them!  In general, harnesses provide better support and control, and definitely help ouchy dogs get around better.  For dogs with injuries or who have trouble getting around, harnesses are...

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Anti-Dragging Gadgets for Hind Paws: VITAL VET REVIEW

Jun, 16

Vital Vet's Product Wizard did the research and sourced the best protection and anti-dragging gadgets for hind paws.  Here's what they have to say and their picks. There are many conditions that can cause a dog to knuckle or drag their back paws.  Some of these include degenerative myelopathy (DM), sciatic nerve injury, disc disease, spinal cord injury, cancer, and fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE, stroke).  Painful arthritis...

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Dog Steps - VITAL VET PRODUCT REVIEW

May, 05

Dog Steps are great to help your pup in and out of the car and on and off the couch or bed.    Steps are especially useful for: Small dogs (small dogs can get injured jumping off the couch or bed) Seniors dogs (older dogs can have trouble getting around and up and down surfaces) Dogs with arthritis (pain can limit your dog's ability...

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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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GET A GRIP: Keeping Seniors, Injured, and Weak Dogs Safe at Home

Feb, 15

Older dogs and those with injuries or balance issues can have trouble moving around the home, especially on slippery surfaces like tile or wood floors.  Some dogs react to slippery floors by not wanting to get up or walk - they lack confidence and will elect to "stay put" rather than risk slipping.  Pets that are nervous about moving around can become even weaker by...

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