What about Mom?

04 May 2018

  By Margaret Kraeling, PT, CCRT It is always such an exciting time when a new litter of puppies arrive. It is undoubtedly a very busy time making sure all the puppies are thriving and developing normally. It is also exciting as they grow to decide which pup is best suited to go to which home and is most suited for which “job” and especially picking out the pups to hold back that will prove valuable in your breeding program. At the Canine Fitness Centre we love to see new l... More

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


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