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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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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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