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Is Hydrotherapy Good for Dogs With Arthritis?

January 13, 2022

Hydrotherapy is beneficial, reliable, and safe for dogs who have arthritis. But it is ideal to note that qualified dog therapists must handle this therapy. Also, there needs to have specialized equipment. As a result, you can target the arthritis-stricken areas of your dog. It is ideal to consult your vet if you consider hydrotherapy for your dog.


Common Dog Injuries and How to Prevent Them

December 17, 2021

Accidents and injuries can happen anytime, and they often occur when we least expect them. The same can be said for those which affect our dogs. From slips and sprains, to crush injuries and accidental poisoning (yes, really!), here are some of the most common dog injuries that we see and how to prevent them.


Does Physical Therapy for Dogs Work?

November 22, 2021

Several treatment techniques can improve the health of canines. One increasingly helpful technique is physical therapy or canine physical rehabilitation. Physical therapy is just as important for canines as it is for humans. 


How Does Hydrotherapy Relieve Pain in Dogs?

November 4, 2021

Hydrotherapy isn’t a new technique. Meaning ‘water healing’ in Greek, hydrotherapy has been used for thousands of years thanks to the therapeutic effects it is proven to have. However, it isn’t just humans that can benefit from this ancient practice.


Does Chiropractic Therapy for Dogs Actually Work?

October 20, 2021

Just as with humans, regular exercise for animals is very important for their physical and overall health. Daily exercise is an important part of a pet’s life. Any dog owner will admit that their pet is happiest when they are playing or running around. 


How to Help a Dog Lose Weight Safely

August 20, 2021

Most people like to give their pets little treats that they love. Some of these indulgences, however, can cause pets to gain weight. Just like in humans, obesity is a growing epidemic in pets as well.  Overfeeding at meal times is also a common mistake.  The way to a dog’s heart is not through its stomach.


Stem Cell Treatment for Canine Osteoarthritis

July 31, 2021

Animals suffer from many of the same health issues and injuries that humans have. So, in principle, stem cell therapy could also be applied to treating pets with musculoskeletal problems. Does your four-legged best friend have a degenerative disease like osteoarthritis? Read on to find out how stem cell treatment is a safe and effective option for resolving your pet's chronic joint disease.


Canine Rehabilitation for Hip Dysplasia

June 30, 2021

Hip dysplasia is a common orthopedic issue affecting canines. It is a condition that occurs in your dog’s hip where the socket and ball joint are malformed before birth. It happens where the two parts do not fit as they should, resulting in grinding and rubbing. In the long run, this may lead to painful joint arthritis and crippling lameness. 


Spinal Surgery Rehabilitation for K-9s

May 31, 2021

Canine spinal issues are more common than most pet owners realize. One of the most common causes is trauma or direct injury. Types of spinal injuries include disc rupture and vertebrae fracture, to name a few. Other causes of spinal problems are inflammatory and infectious diseases, tumors, and other health conditions. They usually take time to develop before signs and symptoms become noticeable. But the discomfort and impairment it causes can seriously impact your pet’s quality of life.


Knee Surgery for Dogs

April18, 2021

When your dog tears its cruciate ligament, it is not a fun time for your pet. Unfortunately, most dog owners do not realize that their canine friend can rupture its cruciate. Cruciate ligament injury, however, is a common injury in dogs. 


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