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When can I start exercising a dog after a muscle strain?

15 Sep, 2020

When our dogs injure a muscle, however slight, we typically give them a couple of days rest and then allow them to return to normal exercise. Is this approach sufficient to restore the dog’s muscle strength or are we risking re-injury?

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How does a dog’s gait change after hip dysplasia surgery?

29 Jul, 2020

Recently, a canine patient, that had undergone surgery for hip dysplasia approximately 5 months earlier, presented with a limp. This case prompted several questions – How does a dog’s gait change post-surgery for hip dysplasia? What effects does a change in gait post-surgery have on the dog’s entire musculoskeletal system? For how long do these effects last?

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What is the cause of a “hump” in my dog’s spine?

17 Apr, 2020

I have written in the past about ways you can tell if your dog needs a myofunctional (massage) treatment. Signs may include a change in their gait (including limping), change in behaviour and / or performance and physical signs of injury such as swelling and heat. Another indicator we can add to this list is a visible change in the dog’s posture.

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