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Top 10 list of Common Household Items to Use for Rehab.

  Equipment for the purpose of rehabilitation and conditioning for your pet varies greatly in utility, cost, size, ability to store, and more.  Of course, you can purchase inflatable products (peanuts, discs), Cavaletti poles, weave poles, and more from various companies.    But, I also like to look at common items that you may already […]

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Preparing for Your Pet’s Procedure

Whether a procedure is scheduled for tomorrow or two months from now, there is never a bad time to start preparing.   Recovery from an anesthetic “event” can be made easier with a little planning The goals are to minimize your pet’s stress and discomfort while managing their pain and mobility. It can be scary for […]

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BLAND DIET RECIPE

THIS DOES NOT SUBSTITUTE CONTACTING YOUR VETERINARIAN. If your pet is vomiting, call your veterinarian immediately. If your pet is not improving, call your veterinarian immediately. Cats should not go >24 hours without eating.    Call your veterinarian immediately.   Ingredients may consist of one or more items. Ideally, try to mix protein and starch […]

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Your Dog’s Life at Home: Part 4 of 4 (Steps vs Ramps)

  Written by:  Tracie Grubb, DVM, CCRT, cVMA   Stairs vs Ramps?   This is a subject that is discussed every day in veterinary rehabilitation. When your pet needs to move from the floor to the bed, from the ground to the car, from the couch to the floor, what works best? I’d like to share […]

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Your Dog’s Life at Home: Part 3 of 4 (Access to Furniture)

How to Help Your Pet Access Furniture Safely Written by:  Tracie Grubb, DVM, CCRT, cVMA   Animals permitted to be on the furniture may injure themselves or simply not enjoy their favorite napping spot if they can not successfully make the leap to the couch or chair. What can you do?  Stairs can be a […]

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Your Dog’s Life at Home: Part 2 of 4 (Stairs and Slippery Floors)

Written by:  Tracie Grubb, DVM, CCRT, cVMA   STAIRS and SLIPPERY FLOORS : Flooring poses a problem when it is slippery or fails to allow the dog to have traction.   Imagine the stress and pain an animal experiences if they feel unstable on the floor or have fallen and can’t get up. Stairs can be […]

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Your Dog’s Life at Home – Part 1 of 4 (Flooring)

By Tracie Grubb, DVM, CCRT, cVMA What daily challenges does your pet face at home?   This may seem trivial, but to your beloved pet,  it can mean engaging with the family or sitting alone in a room.   If they cannot get from one room to another safely, they will avoid leaving their place of safety; […]

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