PEACE & LOVE for Acute Injuries

21 Jul 2021

By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio.), CAFCI, CCRT Ae you stuck in the past when it comes to acute injuries?  Are you still using RICE? (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)?  Maybe you moved on to PRICE (Protect, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation).  Maybe you actually thought you were already up to date because you followed the POLICE protocol (Protect, Optimal Loading, Ice, Compression, Elevation)?  What if I told you that all of these acute injury ... More

Is Spondylosis of the Spine Something to Worry About?

01 Jul 2021

By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio.), CAFCI, CCRTThis topic has come up in a few places recently, and I wanted to take some time to create a blog on the topic of Spondylosis.  Is it something to worry about?  Is it normal or abnormal?  How do you treat it?  Can you treat it?  What does it mean?  So many questions!  Let’s dive in!

Firstly, let’s go the definition of Spondylosis Deformans in dogs.
Spondylosis Deformans is a co... More

What’s Wrong with the Proposed Animal Bylaws in Calgary and How You Can Speak Up!

24 May 2021

And please speak up…In my conversations from dog owners this past week, there are two camps when it comes to the new proposed animal bylaws in Calgary. Camp 1 is all over it, involved in the engagement process, and mad as heck.  Camp 2 hasn’t heard about them at all!  My hope is to help the latter group to know what the Pet Bylaw Committee is proposing and how it could impact them and their dogs!   Right off the bat, I want to say that dog bylaws are necessa... More


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