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GET A GRIP: Keeping Seniors, Injured, and Weak Dogs Safe at Home

Feb, 15

Older dogs and those with injuries or balance issues can have trouble moving around the home, especially on slippery surfaces like tile or wood floors.  Some dogs react to slippery floors by not wanting to get up or walk - they lack confidence and will elect to "stay put" rather than risk slipping.  Pets that are nervous about moving around can become even weaker by...

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Cohesive Bandage Can Be Used For Traction and To Reduce Scuffing

Dec, 21

Slipping or scuffing on hardwood or tile floors? Cohesive bandage (e.g., VetWrap) works well to reduce slippage and scuffing when used properly. In this video, Vital Vet expert Ilaria Borghese demonstrates how to apply VetWrap safely and for maximum impact.  VetWrap Link  Author: Ilaria Borghese, MS, MA, OT, Thera-Paw, Inc., STAAR Conference, Vital Vet Other Related Publications Traction for Weak,...

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Vestibular Disease in Dogs: the ESSENTIAL guide

Oct, 28

If you have an old dog who has suddenly started to stumble and act drunk, developed a head tilt or even can’t get up then there is a real chance they are suffering from a condition known as vestibular disease. In dogs this can come on very quickly and the symptoms can appear very dramatic. Is vestibular disease as serious...

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Ataxia in Dogs

Sep, 22

A dog's four legs work in a coordinated manner to get him from point A to point B, but sometimes the legs don't work quite as they should or the central nervous system doesn't communicate properly with the head, body, or legs. This makes a dog wobble and have problems moving around. This uncoordinated abnormal movement is called ataxia, and...

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