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The Power of Canine Rehabilitation Therapy

Sep, 21

Canine physical therapy is a growing field of alternative veterinary treatment that can be very beneficial for dogs. It’s more commonly referred to as canine rehabilitation therapy, since the term physical therapy is actually trademarked by human physical therapists. What Can Rehabilitation Therapy Help With? Arthritic dogs and those recovering from debilitating orthopedic surgery are typical patients for the therapy....

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Therapy Dogs and Animal-Assisted Therapy

Sep, 20

Animal-assisted therapy is the use of certified therapy animals as part of a therapeutic plan. Pet Partners, once known as the Delta Society, has described animal-assisted therapy as a "significant part of treatment for many people physically, socially, emotionally or cognitively challenged." Patients in hospitals or assisted living homes often benefit from animal-assisted therapy, especially children and the elderly. All...

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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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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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