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THE DOG'S KNEE-Treatment Options: Part 4 of 6 in a Series

Sep, 20

PART 4 - TREATMENT OPTIONS There are both medical and surgical treatment options for patients suffering from cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR). Medical management is sometimes considered to be more conservative than surgical treatment. It is important to understand, however, that medical management for CCLR in dogs can be very extensive and expensive.  The choice to pursue surgical management may be...

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How Veterinary Rehabilitation Can Benefit Obese Dogs

Oct, 01

Canine obesity can lead to a range of diseases. Veterinary rehabilitation practices with weight loss programs will help overweight patients shed excess pounds, thereby improving their overall health and longevity. Canine obesity is not just one disease – it represents a major risk factor for a plethora of serious yet preventable health problems. That fat, adorable, jiggly Labrador in your...

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WHY CANINE REHABILITATION?

Sep, 17

An active, pain-free dog is a healthy and happy dog. If physical limitations or movement disorders, due to acute conditions (such as surgery or injury) or chronic conditions (such as diseases, age-related conditions or obesity), hinder your dog’s ability to move without pain, discomfort or physical distress, rehabilitation therapy can help. Common Conditions That Respond Well to Canine Rehabilitation Therapy...

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How Your Dog’s Waddle Walk Is an Early Indication of Problems to Come, and How to Avoid Them!

Sep, 11

Just like many of us, some dogs tend to pile on the pounds if their diet is left unchecked. Perhaps you have noticed your dog has a waddle or shuffling walk and maybe even thought it was cute? An increase in body weight can lead to a snowball effect with long-term consequences to the movement and well-being of your pet....

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Human Food for Fido: Can Dogs Eat Fruit?

Aug, 26

It’s no secret that dogs love human food. And, as long as you don’t mind a little begging, it is okay to slip them the occasional treat. But, if you have a tendency to share your food with fido, it is a good idea to make sure what you are giving them is actually safe. Dogs’ systems are very different...

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