Laser Therapy for Dogs: Can Photon Power Help Your Dog?

Laser Therapy for Dogs: Can Photon Power Help Your Dog?

The word “LASER” is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.  It is emitted through a “LED”: Light Emitting Diode. Lasers are one of the most underutilized treatment modalities that we have to offer animals in the veterinary world. Yet it is one of the safest and most effective devices to utilize.  Fortunately, laser therapy is rising…

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IVDD Diagnosis in a Dog: Bulging Disc and The Importance Of A Second Opinion—Jingle's Story

IVDD Diagnosis in a Dog: Bulging Disc and The Importance Of A Second Opinion—Jingle's Story

When the cushioning disc between the spinal vertebrae bulges or herniates and press on the spinal cord, it is referred to as intervertebral disc disease. It is an extremely painful condition and it can lead to lameness, weakness, and paralysis; not to mention a severe reduction in quality of life. Thank you, Luanne, for sharing Jingles’ story. Jingles’ story Jingles…

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Canine Massage–Every Dog ‘Kneads’ It.' Benefits and Techniques of Dog Massage

Canine Massage–Every Dog ‘Kneads’ It.' Benefits and Techniques of Dog Massage

Massage has always been a “cornerstone” treatment for physical therapists. The benefits of massage to human beings having various medical conditions has a proven record. Dogs can now benefit as well. Dog massage physiological benefits The benefits dogs receive from massage are many of the same benefits that humans do, The benefits include: reduced tension decreased pain reduced inflammation increased…

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Dog Lameness Assumption Trap: Tosha's Snake Bite

Dog Lameness Assumption Trap: Tosha's Snake Bite

Acute and chronic lameness are likely to have different causes. That doesn’t mean that figuring out what happened is easy. Past experiences, things we read and hear breed biases. When your dog starts limping, don’t jump to conclusions; make sure you know what is really happening. Thank you, Kevin, for sharing Tosha’s story. Tosha’s story It all started with a…

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