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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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Dogs Watch Us Carefully and Read Our Faces Very Well

Aug, 20

Research shows dogs pay close attention to different human facial expressions. ...In addition to learning the basics of dog behavior, one area that's important for us to understand is how their various senses work and how they use their eyes to read our faces and the reasons for their sensitivity to the various visual social cues we emit.1 (See "How Dogs See the World:...

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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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Love, Actually: How a Tiny Peptide Drives Passion for Dogs

Jun, 03

Oxytocin. Most of us think of it as the hormone that helps bitches whelp and produce milk. And yes, it’s that, but so much more. A series of recent studies have revealed how oxytocin has a major effect on the brains of both people and dogs to strengthen the human-canine bond – that indescribable interspecies attachment that might just explain...

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Healing Hands: Equine Sports Medicine & Rehab

May, 24

The emerging profession of equine sports medicine and rehabilitation utilizes innovative therapy methods. Veterinarians and other professionals who want to expand their training into the equine rehab field can become certified specialists to learn the latest trends and techniques, such as utilizing underwater treadmills which offer low-impact, high-resistance therapy for horses. Photo: Lisa Dijk/Arnd.nL -------------------- Stall rest. It’s one of...

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