Luxating patella

The luxating patella can be the result of stretching or breaking of one of the patellar collateral ligaments, meaning one of the four suspensory ligament that hold the patella or kneecap in place. If the kneecap tends to stay out of place a lot, it may actually fuse or adhere in that position which makes … Read more

Feeding a Dog in One Page

How to Feed a Dog In One Page So when my clients come in, the single most common physical exam “defect” I find is the dog’s weight. And the thing is, they’re quadripeds which means they bear a lot of weight straight ACROSS the back and not up-and-down like we do. And they’re not gifted … Read more

Triad

The arthritis Triad –  Three medications that make a big difference in most arthritic dogs. Here’s a thorough discussion of arthritis in dogs. People never realize that there are more than 5 different things causing / impacting mobility issues. How to dose these medications? Well in the first place, it’d be the vet doing the … Read more

The Definitive “Arthritis in Dogs” E-Book Free

“Arthritis in dogs” is a free online e-Book, bringing home the most important points I make with my clients as I counsel on mobility issues in older aging dogs.

The absolute most important issue in the management of mobility issues associated with aging and arthritis is the WEIGHT of the dog. I see dogs all the time that are at 70% carrying capacity under 130-150% load.

Fat dogs on crappy joints. 

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How Dogs Are Supposed to Eat

How Dogs Are Supposed to Eat A puppy eats BIG A stray eats BIG A normal dog eats dry dog food with little interest, may even skip meals. You have to add something to the dry food to keep them eating ‘well’ at every feeding, but then they go past “lean” and into fat. A … Read more

Aspirin Use In Dogs Is “Just Okay”

There is a period of time in the life of a dog where it has arthritis but not very severely. It just needs “a little help. Keeping in mind that dogs are aging seven times faster than we are, you realize that the period of time where they just need a little help is kind … Read more

How Cold Laser, (K-Laser) Red Light Therapy Works

Many people have not heard about Cold Laser, or Laser Therapy, Red Light Therapy. It’s basically red. light. Want an audio explanation of how laser really works at the cellular level? (Click to listen) The “veterinary” version of laser is called “K-Laser” and I have no idea what the “K” stands for but the unit … Read more

Suddenly Down in The Back – Hind Leg Paralysis / Paresis

My dog can’t use his back legs! This article intends to address one of them more common consequences of overweight although not all cases like this are related to obesity. Seven out of 10 cases of slipped disc in dogs around the age of eight are related to excessive body weight and then some sort … Read more