Alternative treatments

All Hands On Dog: Benefits of Physical Contact

All Hands On Dog: Benefits of Physical Contact

The health of your dog’s nervous system is critical to their mental and physical well-being. Touch and other mechanical means of providing sensory input help maintain and improve the condition of many neural connections throughout the body.  Why is it so important? A dog relies on nerves to interpret the world throughout their lifespan. But the most critical times are…

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Regenerative Medicine and CCL Tears: My Two Cents on Regenerative Approach to Treating Cruciate Ligament Tears in Dogs

Regenerative Medicine and CCL Tears: My Two Cents on Regenerative Approach to Treating Cruciate Ligament Tears in Dogs

Are surgery or conservative management the only options for the treatment of CCL tears in dogs? Your dog has injured their cruciate ligament; now what? Invasive surgery is scary and conservative management can be daunting and has a questionable chance of success. Are there any other treatment possibilities? Could regenerative medicine work? Maybe. What is veterinary regenerative medicine? Regenerative medicine…

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