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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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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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Big Dogs Face More Joint Problems If Neutered Early

Aug, 21

Heavier mixed-breed dogs have higher health risks if neutered or spayed early, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis. The study found mixed-breed dogs weighing more than 44 pounds as adults are at higher risk for one or more joint disorders if neutered before 1 year of age. Dogs weighing up to 43 pounds had no...

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

Aug, 16

Since vet practices remain closed or have reduced hours, many of you are becoming familiar with telemedicine so that you can connect with your vet for a virtual appointment.  A Vital Vet Consult is different - it's a totally new concept in virtual consultation.  Here's how: You connect with experts from all over world without ever leaving your home - you do not...

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