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How To Relieve Arthritis Pain With Cold Laser Therapy For Dogs

The reality of cold laser therapy for dogs is something I know a lot about. My Cocker Spaniel, Dexter, tore both of his ACLs (anterior cruciate ligament) within one year of each other. We tried conservative management including a custom knee brace and laser therapy for dogs at a rehabilitation center. Despite our best efforts to prevent his ACL partial tear from advancing to … [Read more...]

Dog Parents Guide to Safely Slowing Dog Arthritis

Fatty tissue produces inflammatory hormones that cause chronic inflammation and that means dog arthritis!  You could have knocked me over with a dog biscuit when in learning that fat can cause chronic inflammation. Dr. Julie Buzby is a partner in healthy dog living and safely treating dog arthritis, and she gave gave us a (fi)dose of reality with that factoid. Those few pounds … [Read more...]

How to Manage a Dog After ACL Surgery

Within a period of one year, my dog had two surgeries: Both surgeries due to complete tears of the ACL, a major ligament of the rear leg. Our ACL injury journey is well documented on this blog, but this is our first “what’s life like” a year or more out from the ACL surgery blog post. If your dog has ever injured his or her anterior cruciate ligament or has experienced a … [Read more...]

What To Do for Dog Arthritis

Bones and joints wear with age: It’s a fact of life for people and it’s a fact of life for dogs. “What supplement do you recommend my dog take for arthritis…or arthritis prevention” is a question I am asked quite frequently by dog moms and dads. I am heavily ensconced in the pet industry and I have contact with a lot of experts in the ever-expanding field of alternative and … [Read more...]

Signs of a Dog With Arthritis

Labrador Retrievers are known for developing arthritis more so than other dog species. One major reason for this is there susceptibility for weight gain. So if your Labrador has gone through phases of being overweight or is overweight it may be that you need to look out for the signs of arthritis more so than others. Thee are signs of a dog with arthritis, too. A Labrador … [Read more...]