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Dog Mobility Assistance Products

Dog Mobility Assistance Products

In the world of physical therapy for animals, something is always new! Here are 2 wonderful canine products to know about: Hip Hound, by OrthoDog Canine hip dysplasia soft support The Hip Hound is soft adjustable support. It helps to provide stability to the hind end, designed for use when your dog is active.   It is indicated primarily for: mild…

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Canine Rehabilitation Support Devices: Soft Supports and Wraps

Canine Rehabilitation Support Devices: Soft Supports and Wraps

Canine rehabilitation support devices such as braces, splints or wraps can go a long way to support your dog’s injured limb or body part after trauma, fracture or surgery. Soft supports versus orthotics Specific considerations go into the manufacturing of splints or braces (orthotics) Therapists and professional orthotists design them for specific purposes. These devices can be costly and require…

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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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