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A Student for the Day

Dr. Kip Magneson recently finished his 40 hour externship with Motiv K9 Fitness Therapy.  We were very pleased to have him, and grateful he committed the time to drive once a week, 2.5 hour each way from his practice. His … Continue reading

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“When You Are All Grown Up”

One of the most common orthopedic problems in dogs is a torn cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). A ligament connects one bone to another, often allowing for movement and stabilization of a joint. People have this ligament also. We call it … Continue reading

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“Rescue”

I am a big proponent of rescue groups. There are many “discarded” dogs and cats, most of which are absolutely wonderful pets. Sometimes people can’t keep them because of hard times, or because they did not responsibly think through the … Continue reading

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Healthy Weight Program

Due to the national obesity epidemic, it is widely recognized that the risk for disease in obese animals is exponentially greater than in patients with more lean muscle mass. Of course, a sedentary lifestyle leads to weight gain, but it … Continue reading

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Maybe Your Dog Needed a New Year’s Resolution Too

Dogs suffering from excessive body weight, one of the most common canine medical conditions, find themselves at a risk of decreased longevity and variety of diseases. Numerous studies have looked at dietary energy restrictions as a means of weight reduction, … Continue reading

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