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Electrostimulation Helps Increase Muscle & Decrease Pain

Aug, 31

WHAT IS ELECTROSTIMULATION FOR PETS? Electrostimulation is using an electrical impulse to a nerve within a muscle to help decrease pain, increase muscle strength, or both. Hang on a minute…..I’m picturing Frankenstein stuff….. When delivered appropriately and with proper training, electrostimulation should be ONLY a positive experience, particularly in our pets who can’t understand why we would do something painful...

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Know-How for Dog Fitness: Understanding Weight Distribution is the Key

Aug, 30

If you are already doing fitness exercises, or are interested in starting them with your dog, you need to understand the dog’s neutral position, weight distribution, and what is happening during specific actions, activities or sports performances - how and why something as simple as the direction your dog is looking in can affect your dog’s body, AND how to use...

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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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Muscle building and Strength Exercises for Dogs

Aug, 05

When people think of muscle building and strength exercises for dogs they picture the big Pitbull or Rotti conditioning for protection sports or protection work or even the skinny dog needing to gain weight. However, muscle conditioning exercise has benefits for all dogs and is also beneficial in the rehabilitation of dogs recovering from injury or suffering degenerative issues such...

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