Chondrodysplasia, Chondrodystrophy, and Genetic Testing

11 Nov 2023

By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio.), CAFCI, CCRT, Cert.Sm.Anim.Acup./NeedlingMany people are unaware of the fact that there is a genetic test for chondrodysplasia / chondrodystrophy (i.e. wiener dogs / sausage dogs / short-legged-long-backed dogs).  Sure, you can look at any Dachshund and presume it has the genes for chondrodystrophy, but did you know that it also shows up in other dogs that you wouldn’t expect (i.e. Standard Poodle, Labrador Retriever, Nova Scotia ... More

Does owner emotion and behaviour affect the health, wellbeing, or remission of an animal diagnosed with cancer?

29 Mar 2023

  There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that the emotional and behavioral states of animal owners can have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of their pets, including those with cancer. Several studies have investigated the relationship between owner attitudes and behaviors and the health outcomes of animals with cancer, and the results suggest that owner factors can have a significant impact on the course of the disease.   One study conducted by researchers... More

Who Ya Gonna Call? AGE BUSTERS!!!

08 Feb 2023

By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio), CAFCI, CCRT, Cert. Sm. Anim. Acup / Dry Needling When searching for inspiration for today’s blog, I found an interesting physiotherapy blog,  Physiotherapy helps you to age gracefully!  Now there’s a good spin!   So here were the main points:   Aging gracefully is more than your looks.  It’s about overall health and the... More


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