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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

Fibrocartilaginous Embolism – A REWARDING CONDITION FOR REHAB

18 Jun 2020

By Margaret Kraeling, PT, CCRTFibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy (FCEM) is a common and very rewarding condition to treat in the canine rehabilitation clinic. Fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy is a vascular disease of the spinal cord caused by embolization of spinal vasculature with fibrocartilaginous material histologically and histochemically identical to the nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disk, resulting in ischemic necrosis of dependent regions of spinal cord. Various the... More

 

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