Alternative vs. Complimentary Modalities/Medicine and Choice of Modality

Complimentary vs. Alternative Medicine This definition is taken from Medline Plus (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/complementaryandintegrativemedicine.html): “Complementary medicine is used together with mainstream medical care. An example is using acupuncture to help with side effects of cancer treatment. When health care providers and facilities offer both types of care, it is called integrative medicine. Alternative medicine is used instead…

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…

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…