Cold Tail

16 May 2019

By Margaret Kraeling, PT, CCRT It is almost summer (we hope) and owners are anxious to get their dogs back to swimming in the river or a lake. It is a favourite activity for many dogs throughout the summer. However, there will also be several reports of swimmers tail, cold tail or limber tail – this condition goes by several names.  This is a fairly common condition particularly in retrievers such as Labradors and Golden Retrievers. It is a sudden onset often after very vigorous s... More

Did you know? Bracing, Wheelchairs, & Harnesses...

06 Apr 2019

Today I had a client show me the braces she had made for her dog’s hocks (ankle joints).  Nice braces.  Made by a company we use.  But in this case, she had her vet measure and order them.  It took her vet 1 hour to measure for the braces!!!  (P.S. That’s a ridiculous long amount of time to just measure.)  When I asked her why she didn’t get us to do it, she said, I didn’t know you did that.  And furthermore, she said, you should really ... More

Puppy Development and Exercise

11 Mar 2019

 by Margaret Kraeling, PT, CCRT Everyone who brings home a new puppy is full of excitement and high expectations for what they would like to do with their new family member. This may vary from hiking to camping to any variety of dog sports. Some people who are involved in dog sports pick a specific breed or choose a puppy from a litter that seems to be best suited for that sport. Some of these dogs are extremely high drive / high energy. Many people who adopt dogs find that they have a... More


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