Part 1. Canine Shoulder Rehab Perspectives – Agility

Having examined many agility dogs, I’ve truly come to appreciate the structure of the canine front limb assembly (specifically the shoulder), and the dysfunction that might occur at this location in agility dogs due to breed and genetics, existing injury, or simply the stress and strain imposed upon these structures from competition and training. I’ve…

FitPAWS Giant Rocker Board

Great demonstration on using the giant rocker board. Instability is only a rocking motion – front to back or side to side. The 36″ wobble board is more challenging, offering 360 degrees of challenge. Rocker boards are great for all dogs: Puppies = to increase body awareness, and begin developing a bit of core strength…

Dog-On Fitness!

I am very pleased to announce that we are now registering participants for the first canine fitness program of it’s kind in Okotoks; Dog-On Fitness! Dog-On Fitness is an 8 week course designed to excite pet guardians about the role of nutrition, fitness and preventive health in the wellness of their canine companions. Dogs of…

Feeding for Wellness (from Vol. 1 Newsletter)

The subject of nutrition always arises whenever I discuss wellness with my clients. As with human health, the key to wellness is a balanced diet, appropriate to the needs of your dog. Things to consider when choosing a diet include: breed, life-stage, activity level, and any other special considerations (allergies, underlying conditions). Other things to…

Hip Rehabilitation Case Study (from Vol. 1 Newsletter)

We know that physical rehabilitation therapy is great for people suffering from arthritis, because it strengthens muscles, decreases pain and improves mobility but did you know that many Veterinarians are now providing similar services for your pet? Physical rehabilitation empowers pet guardians, because it enables them help their pets with hands-on involvement, and it provides…

Introduction

I am often met with a perplexed gaze when I tell people what I do for a living.  “I am a Rehabilitation Veterinarian!”, I respond in a passionate manner (because I LOVE my chosen career path) when I am asked how I pay for bread and other such commodities. Thankfully, this response has not been…