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Why do we assess the whole dog?

08 Jul 2019

By Sue Van Evra, BScPT, MSc, BHScPT, Dipl Canine Rehab Many of you already know that when you bring your dog in for an assessment for a specific problem area, we not only evaluate the specific area, but we also look closely at the whole dog. For dog owners who aren’t as familiar with the assessment and rehabilitation process, it may not be clear why we do a full body assessment, so keep reading to find out why this is so important! The anatomy of the dog is so complicated and intricate... More

Cold Tail

16 May 2019

By Margaret Kraeling, PT, CCRT It is almost summer (we hope) and owners are anxious to get their dogs back to swimming in the river or a lake. It is a favourite activity for many dogs throughout the summer. However, there will also be several reports of swimmers tail, cold tail or limber tail – this condition goes by several names.  This is a fairly common condition particularly in retrievers such as Labradors and Golden Retrievers. It is a sudden onset often after very vigorous s... More

Did you know? Bracing, Wheelchairs, & Harnesses...

06 Apr 2019

Today I had a client show me the braces she had made for her dog’s hocks (ankle joints).  Nice braces.  Made by a company we use.  But in this case, she had her vet measure and order them.  It took her vet 1 hour to measure for the braces!!!  (P.S. That’s a ridiculous long amount of time to just measure.)  When I asked her why she didn’t get us to do it, she said, I didn’t know you did that.  And furthermore, she said, you should really ... More

 

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