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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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Veterinary Medical Manipulation

Veterinary Medical Manipulation (VMM) by Jennifer Tucci, DVM What is VMM? Veterinary Medical Manipulation (VMM) is a manual therapy that uses motion palpation to find joint restrictions and alleviates them using quick and controlled joint adjustments.  Correcting these joint restrictions restores normal range of motion, relaxes the muscles and relieves pain of a restricted joint.  […]

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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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Would Your Pet Benefit from Acupuncture?

Would Your Pet Benefit from Acupuncture? by Jennifer Tucci, DVM Acupuncture can be used as a complementary therapy to Western treatments or as a stand-alone therapy for patients that cannot tolerate or aren’t responding to standard medicines. Ancient Chinese theory teaches that disease occurs as a result of blocked flow of Qi (the body’s energy).  […]

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Chinese Food Therapy for Pets

Chinese Food Therapy for Pets by Jennifer Tucci, DVM “Food is the medicine you take every day. “ The belief in the healing power of food is one central to Chinese medicine, where food therapy is often utilized in conjunction with other modalities to treat disease.  It is the art and science of tailoring diet […]

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Chinese Herbal Therapy for Pets

Chinese Herbal Therapy for Pets by Jennifer Tucci, DVM Chinese herbs are used as medicine to correct the body’s imbalances that cause disease to to promote the body’s ability to heal itself.  Each herb has a different effect on the body based on its energetic properties (warming vs cooling), special actions (clear heat, tonify the […]

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When It’s Time to Say Goodbye: Considering Home Euthanasia

When It’s Time to Say Goodbye:  Considering Home Euthanasia by Tracie Grubb, DVM, CCRT, cVMA   Saying goodbye to our precious animal companions is heartbreaking on many levels.   I see this every day.  I am sharing some of my own experiences with the hope that you can find some comfort if and when you are […]

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Pet Peeves: The Retractable Leash

Pet Peeves:  The Retractable Leash by Tracie Grubb, DVM, CCRT, cVMA We assume so much responsibility when we become a pet family.   It’s our job to keep our pets healthy, happy, and safe as we would any other family member.   Retractable leashes do not help to meet this goal.  Most dogs love their daily walks.  […]

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What Does Rehab Look Like for my Dog?

WHAT DOES REHAB LOOK LIKE FOR MY DOG? Tracie Grubb, DVM, CCRT, cVMA HAVE YOU EVER HAD YOUR OWN PHYSICAL THERAPY? If you are lucky, you have never had surgery or a serious injury warranting physical therapy.  But, let’s be real… most of us have had one or both. If you injure your back, knee, […]

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