Sully’s Story: Great Dane with Lick Granuloma, Spinal Infection (probable), Paralysis, Ulcer, Pneumonia

I first met Sully March 4, 2011, and you have seen him if you have followed some of my posts about him on Facebook and Twitter. I was first called to see him by a mobile vet and the owner stated as her main concern for Sully at the time, “loss of use of hind …

Top 5 Tips For Successful Dog, Cat, and Other Pet Rehabilitation After Injury or Surgery

Here they are! The top 5 tips to help you and your pet get back to doing more of the things you like to do together:   1) Do only controlled exercise in a sequential and methodical manner and otherwise restrict your pet as much as possible. The exercise programs I have developed and that …

Successful Rehab Without Water Treadmill

Water Treadmill is Not Necessary for Your Pet’s Rehabilitation Compared to the number of dogs in the world, then compared to the number of ruptured cruciate ligaments on aforementioned dogs, then compared to the number of these dogs with ruptured ligaments that are treated by a veterinarian, then compared to the number of those dogs …

Should My Dog (or Cat) Still be Limping After ( Knee ) Surgery?

Pain, pain, and also pain – This info about pet limping and pain could apply to almost any orthopedic surgery… and some of it applies to almost all injuries as well!       Pet limping after injury or surgery is overwhelmingly due to pain. The pain is caused by one or more of the …

NSAIDs: Not as Safe as Patients May Think

NSAIDs: Not as Safe as Patients May Think Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP, Bill H. McCarberg, MD April 02, 2014 (Discussion from the “human” side, which should help you when you are making decisions about medications for yourself and your pet. Similar research has been completed in veterinary medicine as well – RehabDeb) Safety Issues With NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories) …