Example Report for Dog PT: Cookie's New Lameness

Example Report for Dog PT: Cookie's New Lameness

When talking to your dog’s veterinarian or physical therapist, a thorough history of events and observation can be an indispensable part of successful diagnosis and treatment. Signs and symptoms can be subtle and ambiguous and elude an explanation. The more puzzle pieces you can gather, the more likely your PT or veterinarian are to be able to put together the…

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Bowel Obstruction and Peritonitis in a Dog: Mort's Brush with Death

Bowel Obstruction and Peritonitis in a Dog: Mort's Brush with Death

Peritonitis refers to the inflammation of the abdominal cavity that results from injury to the lining tissues. Potential causes include: injuries/wounds bacterial or chemical contamination pancreatitis ruptured bladder or gallbladder liver abscess and the like Thank you, Jen deHaan, for sharing Mort’s story Mort’s story This is the story of Mort’s third brush with death.  Mort is a 3-year-old Australian…

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Senior Dog Care: Should I Be Doing Things Differently When My Dog Gets Older?

Senior Dog Care: Should I Be Doing Things Differently When My Dog Gets Older?

The foundation care for a dog of any age is maintaining good health and quality of life. Does that change during the different life stages? There are some important differences. For example, puppies their vaccinations while a senior dog is likely to have plenty of immunity. With young and adult dogs, annual wellness exams are likely to suffice while it…

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