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Shoulder injuries in dogs, agility

Shoulder injuries in agility dogs

02 Apr, 2021

While I don’t personally use dog parks, I have noticed that most of the parks in my area are now equipped with “agility” like equipment including A-frames, jumps, weave poles, and tunnels. Pet dogs can have a bit of fun weaving, jumping and negotiating the obstacles, but does it expose them to risk of a muscle strain…..

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How long should I walk my dog? Risks of muscle fatigue

27 Feb, 2021

We often hear the saying “a tired dog is a good dog” but does that mean we should be exercising our dogs to the point of tiredness on a regular basis? In this article, I discuss the definition of muscle fatigue, how muscle fatigue increases the likelihood of injury, and how to prevent fatigue?

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Tips for preparing your dog for post-surgery rehabilitation

17 Jan, 2021

2021 may be the year you schedule your dog for surgery for a condition such as cruciate ligament damage, luxating patella, hip dysplasia, vertebral disc disorder or the like. After planned surgery, your vet will ask you to undertake some form of rehabilitation. Here are tips for planning for successful post-surgery rehabilitation.

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