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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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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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Conservative Care for Canine Hip Dysplasia

Aug, 09

Canine hip dysplasia (CHD) is one of the most common orthopedic issues seen by veterinary professionals.  One study1  found that there was a 15.5% incidence level of hip dysplasia out of over 1 million dogs in the US and Canada.  Hip dysplasia is a genetic disease where there is poor congruency of the head of the femur and the acetabulum...

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Are you being S.M.A.R.T with your rehabilitation goals?

Jul, 29

Don’t cringe!  I know you probably covered S.M.A.R.T. goal setting to exhaustion as part of your training but how many of us are actually using this protocol in our daily practice and why is it important anyway? S.M.A.R.T. is a universal protocol that we can make relevant to veterinary physiotherapy and rehabilitation.  A quick google search will see countless variations...

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The Vet’s Guide on Wheelchairs for Dogs (9 Things to Know)

Jul, 21

Today, mobility options for special-needs dogs have become widely available. If your dog is in need of temporary or permanent mobility assistance, a wide number of carts, walking sling harnesses and wheelchairs for dogs may be one of the answers, if not the only answer. In my practice I often see pets that require such support, but pet owners are...

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