Injuries

Limited Exercise Fallout: Downside of Exercise Restrictions

Limited Exercise Fallout: Downside of Exercise Restrictions

Strict rest or restricted exercise is essential to injury recovery. But limiting activity comes at a price. With limited use, muscle strength dwindles and strong muscles help stabilize and protect joints. As your dog is recovering from one injury, it can make them more susceptible to a new one. Cookie’s story Cookie’s recovery from iliopsoas injury was going well. She…

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Facilitating Dog Injury Recovery: Cookie’s Recovery from Iliopsoas Injury—Preventing Slips with ToeGrips

Facilitating Dog Injury Recovery: Cookie’s Recovery from Iliopsoas Injury—Preventing Slips with ToeGrips

Slippery surfaces are one of the most common causes of setbacks during surgery or injury recovery. Preventing slips is an important part of facilitating your dog’s recovery. You can use rugs, non-slip booties, or you can use ToeGrips. Never heard of them? Cookie’s recovery from iliopsoas injury According to her physical therapist, Cookie keeps improving steadily. Obviously, getting this over…

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Canine Iliopsoas Injuries Symptoms: Sometimes You Don’t Even Know What You’re Looking At—Cookie’s Hind Legs Transiently Fail To Work

Canine Iliopsoas Injuries Symptoms: Sometimes You Don’t Even Know What You’re Looking At—Cookie’s Hind Legs Transiently Fail To Work

Canine iliopsoas injuries symptoms can be anything from subtle signs that you can easily miss to profound lameness. These injuries often go undiagnosed in dogs. Things you might notice in your dog include difficulty or stiffness when getting up reluctance to jump gait changes/ outward rotation of the affected leg stance changes intermittent lameness not lifting a leg to pee…

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