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Wheelchairs…. How to Get My Dog on the Road Again

WHEELCHAIRS: HOW TO GET MY DOG ON THE ROAD AGAIN Tracie Grubb, DVM, CCRT, cVMA Wheelchairs can be a great way to give your disabled dog added freedom and independence.  But they are not for every dog.  Here are a few things to think about when considering getting your dog in a cart.   MOBILITY […]

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Choosing a Harness for Mobility Assistance

Which “Support Harness” is Best for My Dog? by Tracie Grubb, DVM, CCRT, cVMA COMMON QUESTIONS WHEN CONSIDERING A HARNESS:  My senior dog is weak or stumbling on one or more limbs. My dog has hip dysplasia and is losing muscle on his back legs. My dog just had surgery (back, neck, knee, etc…).  How […]

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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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