CCL Tears Conservative Management: My Two Cents on Non-Surgical Treatment of Cruciate Ligament Tears

CCL Tears Conservative Management: My Two Cents on Non-Surgical Treatment of Cruciate Ligament Tears

Is there a way to treat your dog’s torn cruciate ligament without surgery? The best treatment option for your dog’s CCL injury depends on several factors such as: size/weight age/activity level overall health/other medical conditions degree of damage I always give serious consideration to non-invasive options before making any treatment decision for my dog. Why put your dog through surgery…

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Contradictions to Canine Physical Therapy

Contradictions to Canine Physical Therapy

Physical therapy has been my beloved profession for the past 37 years. I think it’s pretty great, except when it isn’t…! Does that make sense? You’ve seen me tout the benefits of PT in many blog articles and book pages. It’s time I discuss areas of caution when PT should be avoided or stopped. Growth plates Growth plates are located…

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Loss of Balance in a Dog: Timmy Develops a Head Tilt and Starts Falling into His Side

Loss of Balance in a Dog: Timmy Develops a Head Tilt and Starts Falling into His Side

When your dog cannot stand up or walk, it is one of the scariest things to witness. I have been there. There are some terrifying diseases that can cause such symptoms including: infections poisoning IVDD immune-mediated conditions inflammatory conditions vascular conditions tumors Further information: Drunken Gait/Ataxia in Dogs: Why Is My Dog Stumbling Around? The most common cause of loss…

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Canine DLE Alternative Treatments: Alternative Treatments For Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) in Dogs

Canine DLE Alternative Treatments: Alternative Treatments For Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) in Dogs

Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) in dogs is an autoimmune disease. The dog’s immune system attacks the skin in the area of the face and specifically nose.  Our dear friend Jana has written about this before in the article Collie Nose: Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) In Dogs She explained it well and provides the symptoms here The first signs typically are…

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