Licking and chewing on a limb… Maybe not habitual or a skin infection after all!

14 Feb 2019

By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio.), CAFCI, CCRT Does your dog lick or chew at a foot or one particular patch of skin?  Does it suck on its back feet?   Do you notice that there is a patch of skin or one or two paws that are a bit pink in colour?  Is there an area where your dog’s hair is slicked down or a bit crusty from saliva?  Does your dog have a lick granuloma that you and your vet are struggling to treat?  Well then, you need to ... More

Our Magic Wand – Laser Therapy

11 Jan 2019

Chances are, if you have visited The Canine Fitness Centre Ltd, your dog has received laser therapy.  It’s one of our favourite tools because it’s the perfect additive to most all of our treatment plans!  So, it seems only appropriate to give you a little extra information on this nifty piece of equipment. We’ve been using laser therapy at the clinic since the mid 2000’s.  We’ve learned the science.  We’ve seen the results.  We ro... More

The Infamous ’SI’ Joint

10 Nov 2018

By Sue Van Evra, BSc.PT, MSc, BHScPT, Dipl. Canine Rehab The SI joints (or Sacroiliac Joints) are very important joints, but unfortunately are often overlooked as a source of your dog’s hind end pain and dysfunction.  These joints are part of the pelvis and play an important part in connecting the spine and the hind limbs. Anatomy:At the tail end of the vertebral column is a small bone called the sacrum. The sacrum lies between the lumbar spine and the tail. On either s... More


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