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Canine Dementia - Add Some Physio!

30 Jul 2022

By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio.), CAFCI, CCRT Did you know that physio can play a role in managing Canine Cognitive Dysfunction?  There are several things fall into the realm of rehabilitation that can make an impact on Alzheimer’s in people.  Interestingly, canine dementia is very similar in how it affects the brain, so why wouldn’t the ‘human’ techniques work on dogs as well?  Let’s dive in! First off, what qualifies ... More

Calcinosis Cutis & the Wonders of Laser Therapy!

20 May 2022

By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio), CAFCI, CCRT I’ve had a couple of ‘let’s-try-it-and-it-worked’ cases in the past.  I wanted to share the stories here, so that others might also benefit from what I learned.   Two past patients of mine presented with the diagnosis of Calcinosis Cutis.  “What’s that”, you ask?  Well, here are some links to bring you up to speed.  https://wagwalking.com/condi... More

When to Spay & Neuter - Based on Research!

26 Mar 2022

Review compiled by Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio.), CAFCI, CCRT  I have posted this article elsewhere on Facebook, but wanted to dive into this paper here as well.  Here goes!https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.00388  Hart BL, Hart LA, Thigpen AP, Willits NH.  Assisting decision-making on age of neutering for 35 breeds of dogs: Associated joint disorders, cancers, and urinary incontinence.  Front. Vet. Sci., 07 July 2020. ... More

 

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