Shoulder injuries are the most common cause of lameness and decreased performance in agility dogs. While some shoulder injuries are more obvious in nature, any subtle front limb lameness, or unexplained drop in performance, warrants further examination. A survey of 1600 agility dog owners found that shoulder injuries were the most common injury and accounted for […]
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Back injuries were reported as the second most common injury in agility dogs (behind shoulder injuries) and accounted for 18% of all agility injuries. But why do agility dogs get back injuries? This article explores factors that may increase the risk of not only back injuries, but also any musculoskeletal injury. While agility dogs are […]
Low back injuries in agility dogs can range from simple mechanical low back pain, to more serious acute disc injury and nerve compression. Without significant trauma, these injuries often present with subtle changes in performance. If ignored, these injuries may become more pronounced over time.
Back injuries are a common cause of decreased performance and lameness in agility dogs. While some injuries are more obvious in nature, any unexplained drop in performance, or subtle lameness without an obvious orthopedic diagnosis, warrants further examination for a spinal cause.
Iliopsoas strain injuries are a relatively common, but frequently missed diagnosis in dogs. They can cause varying degrees of rear leg pain and lameness, and are usually aggravated by activity.
Arthritis is a progressive degenerative disease affecting the joints in dogs. While it primarily affects older dogs, dogs as young as 1-2 years old can develop arthritis, especially if they suffer from conditions like hip and elbow dysplasia. With that in mind, we’ve put together an infographic containing 7 tips for managing arthritis in dogs. […]
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The Balanced Dog provides three principal services for the physical care and conditioning of your dogs:
- 1) Osteopathic assessment, treatment & relief of existing pain, stiffness, and injuries.
- 2) Therapeutic Laser Therapy for the treatment of inflammation and pain associated with musculoskeletal conditions.
- 3) Exercise programs for injury rehabilitation, and to maintain mobility and protect against muscle, joint and tendon injury.
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If you answer 'yes' to any of these then your dog could benefit from treatment.
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