The Missing Link

04 Apr 2018

By Margaret Kraeling, PT, CCRT  I always enjoy working with our conformation dog owners. They are, of course, very knowledgeable about their breed and about each specific dog and they are experts in assessing gait.In the past year I have been involved in the care of a young boxer who was exhibiting some intermittent lameness on the left front. He had previously been seen by vets who had cleared the shoulder for any boney abnormalities. He also had accessed treatment for his shoulder pr... More

Watch the Ice!! (Especially with Your Senior Dogs!)

12 Mar 2018

By Sue Van Evra, BSc, MSc, BHScPT, Dipl. Canine Rehab.    It’s that time of year again - there is ice almost everywhere you want to walk your dog! The ice poses the risk of slipping and falling for any dog – but especially for our senior dogs. When dogs slip on the ice and their limbs ‘splay’ whether they fall right down or not, they usually get a quick ‘stretch’ of the soft tissue in the limb. If it is enough of a stretch, it is possible t... More

Take Me to the Water...

09 Feb 2018

Have you heard great things about UWT and our (hopefully soon to open) resistance pool? The strength and conditioning aspects, the mental stimulation, cardiovascular benefits... these are a few of the great things hydrotherapy can offer your dog. Whether you are interested in exercising during the winter months, training for a competition or are recovering from surgery or an injury, hydrotherapy can have many benefits.  In some cases, an owner may call The Canine Fitness Centre interes... More


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