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Help Painful, Weak Dogs Get Moving Again: Leda's Story

May, 09

This awesome article was sent to us by Jeff VerHoef of Canine Mobility who worked with "Leda" the Bouvier. He was interviewed by Kate Poss, the founder and writer for This is Whidbey.  We've talked about how physical therapy, massage, braces, and anti-knuckling devices can help dogs regain mobility.  Now read Leda's story about overcoming severe arthritis and spinal stroke (FCE).  It may "take a...

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Could My Pet Benefit From Rehabilitation?

Mar, 30

There are some obvious cases where rehabilitation can benefit animals including spinal injury, osteoarthritis, or cruciate ligament rupture. But small injuries can happen during normal life and dogs are generally quite stoic and are very good at hiding subtle injuries. If these injuries aren’t picked up on, then as the dog ages, they will adapt how they move and hold...

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Happy Hydrotherapy

Mar, 11

Underwater treadmills and therapy pools are highly effective for
conditioning and rehabilitating canine athletes and companions – but only under the guidance of a certified physical therapist. The author’s 10-year-old Cattle Dog-mix, Charlotte, walking on an underwater treadmill, not long after a veterinarian predicted she’d never walk again. She’s made a nearly full recovery from a herniated spinal disc. Almost immediately...

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Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Practices

Oct, 24

Physical rehabilitation for veterinary patients expedites return to normal function, pain relief, and encouragement of optimal health for patients suffering from orthopedic, neurologic, and chronic diseases. Patients that use rehabilitation programs range from overweight pets and those recovering from injuries and surgeries to senior pets with chronic, debilitating conditions and agility, field trial, hunting, and service dogs. Physical rehabilitation can...

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HYDROTHERAPY FOR DOGS: DOES IT WORK & WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Oct, 22

 Trendy health fads seem to come and go on an almost weekly basis. We always seem to be hearing about the latest, greatest health, fitness or diet regimes that ‘the stars all swear by. The trouble with health fads is they have a tendency to cloud popular opinion of some relatively new or lesser known treatments that actually work. Hydrotherapy...

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