To Train a SIT or Not?
22 Oct 2020
By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physiotherapy), CAFCI, CCRT There’s a blog that’s burning up the internet in the dog community.1 Some of our clients have been asking questions about it. So, I thought I’d share some of my comments (and those of others) here. The blog in question is written by a very well respected canine behaviourist. Her work and insights in the behaviour arena are fabulous. Her latest blog talks about &lsquo... More
Drooling & Gulping... Is that a physio problem?
31 Aug 2020
Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio), CAFCI, CCRTSo, what do you think when you see your dog drooling more or hear him (or her) gulping and clearing his throat more often, or perhaps even sneezing? Well, this blog will give you one more idea regarding where to seek treatment for these issues.I had an interesting case a while back. It was an older dog who had recently seemed to develop allergies. He would sneeze near the hay, sneeze in the barn, and generally was h... More
DNA Testing in Dogs
31 Jul 2020
By Margaret Kraeling, PT, CCRT Lately there has been an increased interest in DNA testing both for people and animals. Several of my friends have done the “23 and Me” testing in an attempt to find out more about their origins. We also hear about more dog breeders as well as pet owners following some sort of DNA tests. Pet owners want to find out more information about the origins of their mixed breed dog and breeders want to try to identify potential health concerns so tha... More