Rehabilitation


How to Help Your Dog’s Joints with Heat Alone + DIY Heating Pad

by Erin. Posted in Everyday Health, Food for Thought, Joint Health, Medicine, Rehabilitation, Surgery

How to Help Your Dog’s Joints with Heat Alone + DIY Heating Pad As a veterinarian, I often hear the same question from pet parents who are wondering how to best help their dog suffering from sore joints: “Should I use ice or heat?” So I decided to clear things up once and for all. […]

Why You Need Pet Insurance: Insider Info from a Veterinarian

by Erin. Posted in Everyday Health, Food for Thought, Joint Health, Medicine, Nutrition & Wellness, Rehabilitation, Surgery, Uncategorized

Why You Need Pet Insurance: Insider Info from a Veterinarian Whenever the subject of pet insurance comes up with one of my clients, the question they’re most likely to ask is: “Is pet insurance worth it?” Every time, with every client, my answer is always a resounding “absolutely.” Usually my clients will then express concerns […]

Caring for Your Dog After Orthopedic Surgery: What Your Vet’s Not Telling You

by Erin. Posted in Everyday Health, Food for Thought, Joint Health, Medicine, Nutrition & Wellness, Rehabilitation, Surgery, Uncategorized

If you know anything about me, you know that client education is a topic that I am extremely passionate about. If you do not know me, then hold onto your britches because this ride is going to get a little bumpy. First off, let me say that I love my profession and I love the […]

3 Ways to Show Your Dog’s Joints Some Love in 5 Minutes or Less

by Erin. Posted in Food for Thought, Joint Health, Nutrition & Wellness, Rehabilitation

This month is all about love. Being the doting pet parent that we know you are, there’s no doubt your pup feels the love on a daily basis in the form of belly rubs, games of fetch, and well-deserved treats. But there’s one thing even the most devoted pet owners often tend to neglect: their […]

Do This, Not That: Why and How to Exercise Your Arthritic Dog

by Erin. Posted in Everyday Health, Food for Thought, Joint Health, Nutrition & Wellness, Rehabilitation

As is the case for any pet parent whose dog is suffering from arthritis, you know the symptoms all too well. You’ve watched your beloved pet slow down, seen their difficulty getting up, and looked on as they limped (especially after exercise and at night). So, it’s not surprising if your first instinct may be […]

Is Cold Laser Therapy Right for Your Dog?

by Admin. Posted in Medicine, Rehabilitation

What if we told you there was an effective, non-invasive, drug-free, and relatively inexpensive way to treat joint issues like arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, surgical wounds, and a host of other conditions in your dog… one that would cause them absolutely no pain and that they may even like? Enter Cold Laser Therapy. Although […]

Acupuncture for Dogs: What you need to know

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Medicine, Rehabilitation

Many people seek alternative methods for their pets and acupuncture tends to be a sought out therapy now more than ever. Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years to treat a number of conditions as well as to maintain overall health. Veterinary acupuncture started with treating horses over a thousand years ago […]

The 5 Reasons Your Dog Needs a Canine Rehabilitation Professional in Their Life

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Everyday Health, Rehabilitation

Just like in human medicine, where there is a specialist for every part of your body, the same now holds true for our dogs. If you have a back problem you go to a neurologist, a bone problem you go to an orthopedic specialist and both of them almost always will refer you to a […]

The Top 5 Benefits of Swimming for Dogs

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Everyday Health, Rehabilitation

Have you ever witnessed the pure joy of a lab belly-slamming into a lake after a tennis ball, a border collie cooling off in the ocean on a hot day, or a Newfoundland proudly saving his human companion from the backyard pool – even when they don’t actually need saving? Many dogs love to swim, […]

Insider Tips: How to Make the Most of Your Yearly Veterinary Exam

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Rehabilitation

So, once a year you get that notice in the mail that your dog is due for a physical exam or yearly check-up and annual vaccinations. And every year you march into the chaos of the veterinary office with your dog in tow for your whole 15 minutes with the doctor… Let’s face it, 15 […]