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Light therapy for dogs and cats

Light therapy is becoming a popular alternative for many pet ailments, from arthritis to muscle injury to wound healing. Here’s how it works and...

Canine acupressure for spring conditioning

With the return of warmer weather, your dog will be more active than he was during the winter. Here’s how physical conditioning, along with...

Pet first aid for paw injuries

Paw pad injuries can realistically happen anywhere. An injury doesn’t have to be out in the wilderness or during the course of heavy play. A...

Healing with hydrotherapy

The hydrotherapy rehabilitation technique draws on the properties of water to help dogs back on their feet again. You know how soothing water can be....

Caring for a paraplegic canine

There are many reasons why a dog might become a paraplegic – and just as many ways to help him overcome his disability. Paraplegia in...

Prolotherapy

Take a look at how prolotherapy, a form of regenerative medicine, can help your dog's joints.  Jona was just eight months old when he started...

Lets do doglates!

These Doglates style exercises can help strengthen your dog's core muscles, improve his emotional well-being, and even alleviate or prevent certain health issues. Zulu is...

Helping your dog through post-op recovery

Did you think the worst was over when you picked your dog up after surgery? Silly pooch parent! The toughest part of any operation...

Protect your dog’s joints

Picture your dog jumping an obstacle. He launches his body into the air, and then depends on his front limbs to absorb the shock...

Setting up a pet trust

What would happen to your animal if you passed away or were incapacitated by illness or injury? A pet trust can help ensure she'll...

Acupressure for active dogs

Adding canine acupressure to your dog’s routine every five or six days will enhance his fitness level and overall health. Active dogs are happy dogs...

Carts and wheelchairs for dogs

Canine carts and wheelchairs are helping dogs of all sizes with disabilities to move freely again. Two years ago, my canine companion Alec, a seven-year- old...

Aiding dogs with missing legs

In the past, a serious leg injury often meant euthanasia for dogs. Now, thanks to therapeutic aids for damaged or missing legs, a disabled...

Ramps for your dog

Is he having trouble jumping on the bed or getting into your vehicle? Pet ramps or a set of steps can make life a...

Helping your animal companion make a safe recovery

Is your companion in need of home care and rehab? Here are some safety and design tips to help ensure his comfort and recovery. When...

Prolotherapy for canine joint pain

Forget drugs or surgery. Prolotherapy is an effective and non-invasive way to alleviate chronic joint pain in your companion. Stiffness, lameness, pain…they’re common joint problems...

Cauliflower ear in cats

Cauliflower ear isn’t just a boxer’s affliction. It can also appear in cats, and relatively common, especially among stray and feral cats. My sister just...

Preventing bone problems in dogs

Growing puppies are prone to angular limb deformities and other bone problems. Find out why, and how to maintain good bone health. If you’ve adopted...

Choosing the best dog boots

His tender tootsies need protection from the ravages of winter. Here are the top four things to look for when buying dog boots. Road salt,...

Canine massage for healing

It’s not just an offbeat trend. Canine massage is gaining recognition as a beneficial healing modality. Think massage and you probably envision having your back...

Common eye injuries in dogs

From punctures to lacerations, canine eye injuries occur more often than you might think. Here are some of the most common wounds and how...

Does your dog refuse to wear a bandage?

If your dog refuses to wear a bandage, don’t despair. The right product and materials ensure a comfortable dressing that’ll stay in place through...

Hydrotherapy for dog rehabilitation

Is your dog recovering from an injury or surgery, or in need of some extra exercise? A hydrotherapy program could hasten his return to...

Putting together your animal’s first aid kit

Just as we keep a first aid kit handy for the humans in our household, we should put one together for our animal companions...