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Tag: bed

17 Aug 2019

No more monkeys jumping on the bed!!!

Remember that rhyme?  If not, here’s a link to a YouTube video that will undoubtedly get stuck in your head! So, where am I going with this?  Well, it begins with a story that comes from a client of mine.  She has an 11-year-old poodle with previous agility training that has had issues with a stifle joint most recently (surgical repair of an MPL and CCL tear).  Recovery from the surgery was slow, but she’... More

27 Dec 2019

Going out with the dog… Do You Need a Ramp, Stairs, or What?

Pet owners find it difficult to get their older or debilitated large-breed dogs in and out of vehicles.  It’s a common concern for pet parents.  Often as rehab professionals, we’re asked what we’d recommend in regards to ramps or stairs to help people help their dogs in and out of the vehicle, or up and down off of the couch or bed.   So, here’s a quick listing of some options that my clients have found useful and where there have been concerns as well... More

04 Jan 2020

Guest Blog - Stairs versus Ramps... and don't forget to train for it!

Hooray!  I love when I get some interaction!  After last weeks blog post,,-Stairs,-or-What? I received an e-mail communication that builds beautifully on the blog.  Thank you to Sonya Bevan, B.Sc. (Physio.), Dip Canine Behaviour Science & Technology (With Distinction) of Dog Charming in Australia for this commentary and the videos as well!  (reprinted with permission) Hi Lau... More

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