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Boots are for the Birds! Or at Least for Penguins and Ducks!

Nov, 21

We've seen shoes and boots for feet, paws, and hooves.  But can you believe that there are also special “boots” for webbed feet?  Yup, companies like Thera-Paw, Inc. make booties for our feathered friends who are in desperate need of special footwear.  Meet "Enrique"! Photo courtesy Kimberly Washington Enrique is a Southern Rockhopper Penguin who lives at the St Louis Zoo with 19 other...

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Shoulder Injuries in Dogs

Nov, 09

Dogs can contort their bodies in incredible ways; they are amazing athletes! It's no wonder that injuries happen when their shoulders get bent or turned the wrong way.  The Shoulder Joint Shoulder joints in humans are easy to find and palpate (feel) since they lie on the outer sides of the body.  The shoulder joint of the dog is more elusive; it lies against their...

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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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Does My Dog Need a Leg Brace - What I Need to Know

Oct, 20

There are many reasons why a dog might benefit from a leg brace.  Some of the more common include: Wrist or ankle arthritis or pain (lameness, limping) Injury, sprain, or strain Deviation or deformity of the joint Protection against injury Support for the remaining limb after leg amputation varus (outward bowing), hyperextension, valgus (inward bowing) of the wrist Leg injuries...

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Help for Hip Pressure Sores: VITAL VET REVIEW

Jul, 26

Last week, Vital Vet's Product Wizard received this inquiry "My dog has DM (degenerative myelopathy) and now has a sore on his hip bone from lying on it too much.  Is there a product that can protect that area?".  Here's what the Product Wizard had to say. A pressure sore (also known as a decubitus ulcer) can happen when dogs spend too much time lying on a hard...

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