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 […]

Our Top 10 Tips to Keep Your Dog Happy and Healthy This Winter

by Admin. Posted in Everyday Health, Rehabilitation

‘Tis the season for cozy clothes, curling up by the fire, and waking up to the magic of a world transformed by snow. As much fun as this time of year brings, the winter season also comes with challenges and potential dangers for our four-legged friends. Here are 10 tips to keep your dog feeling […]

The 3 Questions You Must Answer Before Buying a Support Harness for Your Dog

by Admin. Posted in Everyday Health, Rehabilitation

As pet parents we all have one thing in common, we love our dogs like they are our children. With that parental love comes a subconscious mindset to protect them. Naturally this internal protection mechanism gets heightened when they’ve been injured, have had surgery or when they are older and more fragile. During these times, […]

YOU In Our Rehab Directory

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Rehabilitation

Did we mention that we would be so happy to add you to our directory! Since 2004 TopDog Health has been promoting and supporting professional rehab practitioners like yourself by educating pet owners about the importance of canine physical therapy performed by a licensed professional. We want you to succeed because then dogs succeed and […]

TopDog’s First Patient: The Dog Who Improved Thousands of Other Dog’s Lives

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Food for Thought, Nutrition & Wellness, Rehabilitation

  Her name was “Kali” and she changed my life. August 1, 2004 was the first day the doors opened at our newly constructed TopDog Canine Rehabilitation and Fitness facility. It was a 2400 sq. ft. facility with all the bells and whistles. I was pumped that day for sure. It was my first business […]

Recent Radio Show Interview: Getting Your TopDog in Top Shape After Joint Surgery

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Rehabilitation, Surgery, Uncategorized

Pet Life Radio Interviews TopDog Health: Click Here to Listen: [mp3j volslider=”y” style=”outline” track=”″] Your dog has just come home from having major surgery on its knee, back or hip.  There is so much to remember…antibiotics, pain medication, keeping it quiet…now how long was it supposed to be on leash walks only?  How are you […]