Torn CCL/ACL on 10 yr. Old Lab, Been Torn a Year…

Torn CCL/ACL on 10 yr. Old Lab, Been Torn a Year… Hi Deborah – I’m so glad I found your blog/website after researching for hours. I am at a total loss of what to do for my beloved yellow lab, Sam. Sam is 10 years old, weighs 98 pounds (vet said he had a large …

Massage is Promising for Muscle Recovery

Massage Muscle Inflammation – Feb. 1, 2012 — Researchers at McMaster University have discovered a brief 10-minute massage helps reduce inflammation in muscle. Massage muscle inflammation! “As a non-drug therapy, massage holds the potential to help not just bone-weary athletes but those with inflammation-related chronic conditions, such as arthritis or muscular dystrophy”, says Justin Crane, a …

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 …

Fat and Fat Reduction – 3 Articles

Fat is Pro-Inflammatory! Weight Loss Helps Relieve Pain From Arthritis (among other things!) Copied from a recent post on the IVAPM*: “…I would be looking for some of the non-pharmacologic strategies. You have already mentioned an important one, getting the weight off. Adipose tissue is the body’s largest endocrine organ, and it secretes, especially when …