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Rehabilitating Beau – Adding Acupuncture and Chiropractic

Erika and Dr. Landau assess Beau

For the past two months, we have been working with Beau, a young pitbull who suffered crushed vertebrae at the T-L junction, resulting in spastic, uncontrolled movements in the rear legs and an inability to carry his own weight with his front legs.  He came to us from Bolton Veterinary Hospital after several months of… Read More

Gait Re-training Using Eddie’s Wheels Stand and Dogtread

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Albert, a French Bulldog, who had spinal surgery in April 2011 came to see us two months ago to have stirrups put on his wheelchair.  Despite having  feeling in his feet, he was dragging his legs and "being lazy" about using his rear legs in the cart.  Nerves regenerate very slowly - only one millimeter… Read More

An Adjustable Therapy Stand Can Take the Place of Hydro-therapy

One of the main reason underwater treadmill hydro-therapy is used in animal rehabilitation is that the water provides bouyancy for animals with weak or paralyzed limbs.  With the water holding the animal up, a canine rehab practitioner can stand or sit in the hydro unit and work the animals' legs to retrain their gait.  Underwater… Read More