My Appendix Story... and how it pertains to your dog!

26 Jul 2017

So, here’s my story and how it might relate to helping our animal companions to heal after any kind of surgery.Saturday July 8th, I was awakened by stomach pains at about 5 am.  Just diffuse abdominal pain.  I went to the bathroom figuring that a good cleansing vomit would be coming shortly.  Three hours later, I was correct.  And that is when I had my husband phone my business partner to cancel my patients and ask if she would see the wheelchair fitting case that ... More

Does your dog have River Stink?

26 Jul 2017

 If your dog goes in the waters around Calgary, you may have noticed that he or she is a tad bit malodorous at times!  There is a distinctive stink to some dogs who play in our waters (and it seems to be specific to waters or ponds that come from Rocky Mountain streams or rivers... because water-loving dogs in Colorado have the same stink, but water-dogs on the east coast don’t have the same smell at all.) Anyhoo... looking for a solution to the issue?  Here are some ti... More

The Fat, the Black, the Old, & the Hairy!

14 Jun 2017

By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio), CAFCI, CCRT   This blog has been inspired by a few different experiences I’ve had lately: Three client stories, and one personal experience.  Basically, we four dog owners are concerned about the health of our dogs.  Our dogs don’t want to walk.  Our dogs are lethargic.  Something must be wrong!!!  (And since I started writing this, I’ve had this conversation with at least half a dozen more... More


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