Alternative treatments

Regenerative Therapy to Treat IVDD: Bailee’s IVDD

Regenerative Therapy to Treat IVDD: Bailee’s IVDD

Intervertebral disk disease (IVDD) can be a devastating diagnosis for your dog. The condition can be extremely painful and lead to various degree of impaired mobility including paralysis. Never underestimate the degree of pain your dog might suffer even if they don’t show it. IVDD is a degenerative process in the intevertebral discs that leads to disc displacement, swelling, or…

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Canine Degenerative Myelopathy (DM): Understanding DM and Top 10 Management Suggestions

Canine Degenerative Myelopathy (DM): Understanding DM and Top 10 Management Suggestions

Degenerative myelopathy is a progressive disease of the spinal cord. First symptoms include loss of coordination in hind legs. When faced with a particularly difficult challenge in life, I have always felt the best weapon of combat is knowledge. Along with that is keeping a positive attitude.   As a physical therapist, dealing with canine patients diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy…

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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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