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The Challenges of Rehabbing Police Service Dogs

31 Aug 2022

By Margaret Kraeling, PT, CCRT  I have been fortunate to assess and treat some police service dogs (PSDs) over the past few months. It has certainly been a challenge in thought processing around the assessment and treatment plan of these high drive, working dogs. In order to best approach these dogs we need to understand a little about their training. They are bred, of course, for their health but also their high drive, work ethic as well as their temperament. During training they... More

Canine Dementia - Add Some Physio!

30 Jul 2022

By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio.), CAFCI, CCRT Did you know that physio can play a role in managing Canine Cognitive Dysfunction?  There are several things fall into the realm of rehabilitation that can make an impact on Alzheimer’s in people.  Interestingly, canine dementia is very similar in how it affects the brain, so why wouldn’t the ‘human’ techniques work on dogs as well?  Let’s dive in! First off, what qualifies ... More

Calcinosis Cutis & the Wonders of Laser Therapy!

20 May 2022

By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio), CAFCI, CCRT I’ve had a couple of ‘let’s-try-it-and-it-worked’ cases in the past.  I wanted to share the stories here, so that others might also benefit from what I learned.   Two past patients of mine presented with the diagnosis of Calcinosis Cutis.  “What’s that”, you ask?  Well, here are some links to bring you up to speed.  https://wagwalking.com/condi... More

 

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