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This is a must-hear podcast for pet owners wanting access to the latest in pet quality of life and longevity. Whether your pet has fur, feathers, scales or shells, Cathy and Chris believe in treating your pet as a whole, both mind and body. Continuing a collaboration that began in 2003, Cathy and Chris share the gift of gab as well as their network in the pet rehab community. Using their vast expertise as Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners (CCRPs), Cathy Symons CVT, CCRP, and Chris Cranston MPT, CCRP, offer relevant information and provocative interviews on their podcast, PetAbility. With an emphasis on mobility and independence, their show is about improving function, restoring confidence, alleviating fear, providing mental stimulation, and easing pain to help your pets live their best lives. Read on for more information about Cathy and Chris… Cathy Symons is the author of Blind Devotion: Enhancing the Lives of Blind and Visually Impaired Dogs. She was inspired to write this book after her first pug, Booda, lost his sight at the age of seven. Several years later, Cathy adopted a blind pug named Digger and wrote a children’s book, Watching Out for Digger, which she uses as a teaching tool for young children to learn about living with a disabled dog. After fifteen years of practice as a veterinary technician, Cathy went on to study canine rehabilitation at the University of Tennessee. In 2003, Cathy was one of the first thirty-six people in the world to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. Shortly thereafter, Cathy was instrumental in establishing one of the foremost veterinary rehabilitation centers in the United States, the Sterling Impression Animal Rehabilitation Center of New England. She continues to follow the latest options in pet rehabilitation, including digital thermal imaging and laser therapy, and is currently working on her third book, Senior Dogs: Maintaining Mobility and Independence. Cathy resides in the New England area with her husband and their pug, Mac. Mac is a very confident little nugget who enjoys doing nose work with his mom. Chris Cranston has 20 years of experience in pet rehabilitation. She is excited to share her knowledge and reach a wide pet-loving audience through the PetAbility podcast. Chris loves seeing that light bulb go off when educating pet owners, so a podcast seemed like a natural fit. Chris started her career as a physical therapist (PT) – with people. When she moved to the Boston area in 2002, she saw it as an opportunity to do something different, so she combined her existing PT skills with her passion for animals. Chris became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee in 2004, one of the first 100 persons in the world to receive this certification. In addition to her CCRP designation, she has a Masters of Physical Therapy (1989) and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology (1987) from the University of Iowa. Chris had a successful mobile practice, consulted with a myriad of general practices and specialty clinics, and started the physical rehabilitation service for a large multi-specialty and emergency organization in the Greater Boston region. All this was before founding FlowDog, a stand-alone, full-service small animal physical rehabilitation facility in Waltham, MA. In 2017, Chris sold her business to the esteemed Angell Animal Medical Center of Boston, and is now podcasting, consulting for a tech company in the veterinary space, providing concierge mobile pet rehab, and working getting a product to market that will help our pets. Of course, Chris prioritizes enriching the lives of her twin Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Julep & Baxter, while indulging in all the snuggles they are willing to share with her!

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This is a must-hear podcast for pet owners wanting access to the latest in pet quality of life and longevity. Whether your pet has fur, feathers, scales or shells, Cathy and Chris believe in treating your pet as a whole, both mind and body. Continuing a collaboration that began in 2003, Cathy and Chris share the gift of gab as well as their network in the pet rehab community. Using their vast expertise as Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners (CCRPs), Cathy Symons CVT, CCRP, and Chris Cranston MPT, CCRP, offer relevant information and provocative interviews on their podcast, PetAbility. With an emphasis on mobility and independence, their show is about improving function, restoring confidence, alleviating fear, providing mental stimulation, and easing pain to help your pets live their best lives. Read on for more information about Cathy and Chris… Cathy Symons is the author of Blind Devotion: Enhancing the Lives of Blind and Visually Impaired Dogs. She was inspired to write this book after her first pug, Booda, lost his sight at the age of seven. Several years later, Cathy adopted a blind pug named Digger and wrote a children’s book, Watching Out for Digger, which she uses as a teaching tool for young children to learn about living with a disabled dog. After fifteen years of practice as a veterinary technician, Cathy went on to study canine rehabilitation at the University of Tennessee. In 2003, Cathy was one of the first thirty-six people in the world to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. Shortly thereafter, Cathy was instrumental in establishing one of the foremost veterinary rehabilitation centers in the United States, the Sterling Impression Animal Rehabilitation Center of New England. She continues to follow the latest options in pet rehabilitation, including digital thermal imaging and laser therapy, and is currently working on her third book, Senior Dogs: Maintaining Mobility and Independence. Cathy resides in the New England area with her husband and their pug, Mac. Mac is a very confident little nugget who enjoys doing nose work with his mom. Chris Cranston has 20 years of experience in pet rehabilitation. She is excited to share her knowledge and reach a wide pet-loving audience through the PetAbility podcast. Chris loves seeing that light bulb go off when educating pet owners, so a podcast seemed like a natural fit. Chris started her career as a physical therapist (PT) – with people. When she moved to the Boston area in 2002, she saw it as an opportunity to do something different, so she combined her existing PT skills with her passion for animals. Chris became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee in 2004, one of the first 100 persons in the world to receive this certification. In addition to her CCRP designation, she has a Masters of Physical Therapy (1989) and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology (1987) from the University of Iowa. Chris had a successful mobile practice, consulted with a myriad of general practices and specialty clinics, and started the physical rehabilitation service for a large multi-specialty and emergency organization in the Greater Boston region. All this was before founding FlowDog, a stand-alone, full-service small animal physical rehabilitation facility in Waltham, MA. In 2017, Chris sold her business to the esteemed Angell Animal Medical Center of Boston, and is now podcasting, consulting for a tech company in the veterinary space, providing concierge mobile pet rehab, and working getting a product to market that will help our pets. Of course, Chris prioritizes enriching the lives of her twin Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Julep & Baxter, while indulging in all the snuggles they are willing to share with her!

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Measuring Pain in Pets with Katie Hickey of PainTrace

5/14/2024
One of the most agonizing questions for any pet owner is how do we know if our beloved pet is in pain? And if they are experiencing pain, how much pain is it and where is it coming from? PainTrace can help to answer all of these questions and more. It is a non-invasive, wearable monitoring system that quantifies pain simply, objectively, and painlessly. Listen to Katie Hickey, BSc, MSc, describe how the game-changing technology of PainTrace has the potential to revolutionize how we care for our pets over a variety of species, settings, and scenarios. Be one of the first to learn that the seemingly impossible task of measuring chronic and acute pain is now possible! To learn more about PainTrace, please visit paintrace.com You may also email your questions or comments to info@paintrace .com or reach out to Katie Hickey directly at khickey@biotraceit.com. Support the Show. Disclaimer Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. MedcoVet (show sponsor) - the next generation in laser therapy by putting healing in the hands of the pet owner! By using the Promo Code PETPOD22, when placing your first order with any of our affiliate partners, you will receive 10% off and PetAbility receives 10% . Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips – dog nail grips to keep your dog from slipping! Extra love – use this link and the entire 20% goes to support our show! HedzUpPets Watercollars – save your dog from drowning with this unique lightweight collar when around any body of water! Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap - a must-have for cat owners and vet pros working with cats! Use PETPOD22 for $5 off your order. ...

Duration:00:44:31

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Handicapped Pets Foundation with Suzi Langer, President

4/30/2024
The Handicapped Pets Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to provide wheelchairs (Walkin' Wheels) for pets in need whose caregivers demonstrate financial hardship. Suzi Langer brings us through her personal story of receiving a wheelchair from this charity for her pug, Maxwell, to becoming president of the organization. If her passion is any indication of their commitment to the health and well-being of elderly, disabled, and injured pets with mobility impairments, then it is a cause worth supporting. If you have the opportunity to witness a dog, cat, or rabbit get a new lease on life in their "wheels," you will immediately understand the joyful impact that mobility provides. It is truly a gift of life! Click here to learn more about the Handicapped Pets Foundation. Follow them on FaceBook @HandicappedPetsFoundation For Walkin' Wheels and other products, click here. Support the Show. Disclaimer Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. MedcoVet (show sponsor) - the next generation in laser therapy by putting healing in the hands of the pet owner! By using the Promo Code PETPOD22, when placing your first order with any of our affiliate partners, you will receive 10% off and PetAbility receives 10% . Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips – dog nail grips to keep your dog from slipping! Extra love – use this link and the entire 20% goes to support our show! HedzUpPets Watercollars – save your dog from drowning with this unique lightweight collar when around any body of water! Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap - a must-have for cat owners and vet pros working with cats! Use PETPOD22 for $5 off your order. ...

Duration:00:41:06

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Special Needs Animal Rescue League with Christina Powell

4/16/2024
Listen as Christina Powell tells us the story of Special Needs Animal Rescue League (SNARL). This SNARL is bound to make you smile! What started as a personal rescue of one wobbly German Shepherd became a multi-organization, multi-state/province, two-country machine that takes "red list" dogs from other shelters and finds them their forever homes. In other words, SNARL says "yes" to those who have been overlooked and placed in high risk situations due to their special needs, primarily neurological disabilities. Lee Ridings of Furgiven Animal Sanctuary joins us to elaborate on the collaboration of their two rescues to benefit the most dogs. As Lee says, these dogs may be different, but they are not broken. Each has so much love to give if just given the chance. Whether it's financial support, volunteerism, or foster/adoption, next time consider special needs dogs - they need us. Click here to learn more about SNARL. All social media is @snarlrescue Click here to learn more about Furgiven. All social media is @furgiven Support the Show. Disclaimer Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. MedcoVet (show sponsor) - the next generation in laser therapy by putting healing in the hands of the pet owner! By using the Promo Code PETPOD22, when placing your first order with any of our affiliate partners, you will receive 10% off and PetAbility receives 10% . Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips – dog nail grips to keep your dog from slipping! Extra love – use this link and the entire 20% goes to support our show! HedzUpPets Watercollars – save your dog from drowning with this unique lightweight collar when around any body of water! Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap - a must-have for cat owners and vet pros working with cats! Use PETPOD22 for $5 off your order. ...

Duration:00:58:58

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Rehab Rewind!! Ramps vs. Stairs - Which is Right for your Pet?

4/2/2024
Join us as we rewind to one of our most popular shows. Should my pet get a ramp or steps to help him onto the bed? This a question that Cathy and Chris get asked all the time. Listen as they debate the pros and cons of each option to help you determine what is best for your pet. They cover what specifications to look for and offer some suggestions for making your own. In the end, they agreed that what is ideal for one pet or situation may not be for another. Listen to Chris and Cathy hash out the factors that every pet owner should consider when faced with this decision. Support the Show. Disclaimer Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. MedcoVet (show sponsor) - the next generation in laser therapy by putting healing in the hands of the pet owner! By using the Promo Code PETPOD22, when placing your first order with any of our affiliate partners, you will receive 10% off and PetAbility receives 10% . Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips – dog nail grips to keep your dog from slipping! Extra love – use this link and the entire 20% goes to support our show! HedzUpPets Watercollars – save your dog from drowning with this unique lightweight collar when around any body of water! Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap - a must-have for cat owners and vet pros working with cats! Use PETPOD22 for $5 off your order. ...

Duration:00:36:24

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Pet Hospice & Palliative Care - A Rehabber's Perspective with Cathy Symons, CVT, CCRP

3/19/2024
Our pet's are living longer, surviving illnesses and traumas that were unthinkable in the past. Couple this with our ever-growing attitudes that pets are full-fledged members of our families, then the fields of palliative care and pet hospice become vital. Cathy Symons, CVT, CCRP, deftly explains the integral role that physical rehabilitation plays to 1) alleviate symptoms and stress from medical conditions (palliative care) and 2) compassionately support owners and their pets, physically and emotionally, during their end-of-life journey, while preparing pet parents to let go of their loved one with dignity and grace when the time comes (hospice). For more information, please click on the following links: International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative CareLap of Love: Veterinary Hospice & In-home Euthanasia Pet Loss Support Hotline and other resourcesOther related PetAbility Podcast episodes include: Pets Are Family - an Impactful Approach to Pet Loss with Erika Sinner, Dog Mom, Author, & CEOPet Hospice with Dr. Becky SchoenbergBelieving in Grieving with Laurie Levine, LMHCEnd-of-life Pet Photography I The Tilly Project with Lauren KennedySupport the Show. Disclaimer Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. MedcoVet (show sponsor) - the next generation in laser therapy by putting healing in the hands of the pet owner! By using the Promo Code PETPOD22, when placing your first order with any of our affiliate partners, you will receive 10% off and PetAbility receives 10% . Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips – dog nail grips to keep your dog from slipping! Extra love – use this link and the entire 20% goes to support our show! HedzUpPets Watercollars – save your dog from drowning with this unique lightweight collar when around any body of water! Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap - a must-have for cat owners and vet pros working with cats! Use PETPOD22 for $5 off your order. ...

Duration:00:50:10

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Feed is NOT Food with Dr. Judy Morgan

3/5/2024
A healthy pet starts with healthy nutrition, naturally! After all, “you are what you eat." That same adage applies to both us and our pets. Judy Morgan, DVM, CVA, CVCP, CVFT emphasizes that food is food - there should be no need to qualify what we eat as "people food,” nor what we feed our dogs and cats as “pet food.” Many commercial dog and cat foods contain the bare minimum to qualify as "complete and balanced" - a true misnomer. Further, food choices can impact chronic illnesses such as hearth disease and cancer. In addition to medcial issues, proper diet can influence behavior, resulting in less anxiety and more contentment. The bottom line is food, not feed, will help your pet thrive. Listen as Dr. Judy Morgan of Naturally Healthy Pets dispels many myths and helps us better advocate for our dogs and cats by feeding them a proper diet. Find vast information about food and other holistic topics at Dr. Judy Morgan's Naturally Healthy Pets. Support the Show. Disclaimer Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. MedcoVet (show sponsor) - the next generation in laser therapy by putting healing in the hands of the pet owner! By using the Promo Code PETPOD22, when placing your first order with any of our affiliate partners, you will receive 10% off and PetAbility receives 10% . Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips – dog nail grips to keep your dog from slipping! Extra love – use this link and the entire 20% goes to support our show! HedzUpPets Watercollars – save your dog from drowning with this unique lightweight collar when around any body of water! Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap - a must-have for cat owners and vet pros working with cats! Use PETPOD22 for $5 off your order. ...

Duration:00:56:11

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Pets Are Family - an Impactful Approach to Pet Loss with Erika Sinner, Dog Mom, Author, & CEO

2/20/2024
Losing a pet is hard. In fact, for Erika Sinner, it is the hardest thing she has ever experienced. Erika feels her shar-peis are family - her kids - and should be treated as such even after death. What does this mean and what did Erika do about it? Struggling to deal with her own pain and finding little out there to aid her in coping and healing, Erika wrote a book called Pets Are Family: It's as Simple As That. A self-professed person of action, Erika wants to share her story to help others going through similar grief. Additionally, she provides tips, guides, and resources for family, friends, co-workers, and professionals that are in that grieving person’s life. As she strives to help others understand the unique and deep relationship we have with our pets, Erika has set forth on a journey to support and guide others. Further, as a CEO of her own company, Erika is a champion for pet bereavement in all places of work as one small, but meaningful, step that can help others cope with the profound loss of their pet. Google to find Erika Sinner's book: Pets are Family: It's as simple as that. Explore Erika's Website at PetsAreFamily.info Follow Erika and her kids on Instagram @Erika_Sinner and @Crazy4Pei Support the Show. Disclaimer Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. MedcoVet (show sponsor) - the next generation in laser therapy by putting healing in the hands of the pet owner! By using the Promo Code PETPOD22, when placing your first order with any of our affiliate partners, you will receive 10% off and PetAbility receives 10% . Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips – dog nail grips to keep your dog from slipping! Extra love – use this link and the entire 20% goes to support our show! HedzUpPets Watercollars – save your dog from drowning with this unique lightweight collar when around any body of water! Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap - a must-have for cat owners and vet pros working with cats! Use PETPOD22 for $5 off your order. ...

Duration:00:57:22

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Management of Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Injuries with Dr. Christin Finn

2/6/2024
Located in the knee, cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injuries are the most common orthopedic injuries in dogs. Yet there is little consistency or agreement about how to manage this condition. It goes well beyond surgery vs. no surgery. Pet parents angst about what to do to help there dog's knee pain and function, then often second guess themselves once they decide. Rest assured that there is a multitude of options to choose from and there is no one right - or wrong - answer. Along with describing the CCL's function and mechanism of injury, Christin Finn DVM, CVA, CVSMT, CCRT, discusses that treatment is often multifaceted and a CCL injury is not an emergency. So, the good news is that you've got time to explore viable alternatives that are right for YOU and YOUR PET. For more information about cruciate ligaments and other topics, go to finndvm.com. You may contact Dr. Finn directly at office@finndvm.com. Support the Show. Disclaimer Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. MedcoVet (show sponsor) - the next generation in laser therapy by putting healing in the hands of the pet owner! By using the Promo Code PETPOD22, when placing your first order with any of our affiliate partners, you will receive 10% off and PetAbility receives 10% . Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips – dog nail grips to keep your dog from slipping! Extra love – use this link and the entire 20% goes to support our show! HedzUpPets Watercollars – save your dog from drowning with this unique lightweight collar when around any body of water! Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap - a must-have for cat owners and vet pros working with cats! Use PETPOD22 for $5 off your order. ...

Duration:01:02:47

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Understanding the Iliopsoas Muscle in Dogs with Laurie Edge-Hughes

1/23/2024
The ilio-so-what??? It may be hard to pronounce and even harder to spell, but every dog owner should know about this very important hip muscle. If you have a working or sporting dog, I bet you are very aware of how common and problematic it is to strain the iliopsoas muscle. Listen to Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt, CAFCI, CCRT, tell us the iliopsoas's multiple functions, how it becomes injured (all it may take is a slip), how to differentially diagnose an iliopsoas problem, treatment options, and most importantly, prevention of injury. So if your dog is lame in the hind end, the iliopsoas could be to blame. Whether you have an athlete or a couch potato, knowing about this vital muscle is critical to addressing the problem quickly, effectively, and forever. Your dog will surely thank you for it! If you are a dog owner looking for more information or services, you can find Laurie at The Canine Fitness Center Ltd. If you are a canine rehabilitation practitioner, you may find Laurie and her plethora of educational resources at Four Leg Rehab Inc. Support the Show. Disclaimer Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. MedcoVet (show sponsor) - the next generation in laser therapy by putting healing in the hands of the pet owner! By using the Promo Code PETPOD22, when placing your first order with any of our affiliate partners, you will receive 10% off and PetAbility receives 10% . Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips – dog nail grips to keep your dog from slipping! Extra love – use this link and the entire 20% goes to support our show! HedzUpPets Watercollars – save your dog from drowning with this unique lightweight collar when around any body of water! Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap - a must-have for cat owners and vet pros working with cats! Use PETPOD22 for $5 off your order. ...

Duration:01:04:07

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Military Dogs: When Vets Become Pets with Bob Bryant, Mission K9 Rescue

1/9/2024
Have you ever thought about what happens to military or contract working dogs when they "retire" from active duty? Having served our country their entire lives, historically, these heroes have been abandoned or euthanized. Founded in 2013, Mission K9 Rescue, a non-profit welfare group, is working hard to change that. Listen to Bob Bryant, cofounder and CTO, explain their mission to rescue, reunite, rehome, rehabilitate, and repair these working dogs. Many come home with both physical and emotional traumas that need addressed and Mission K9 Rescue does just that. Learn about these courageous, loyal, loving dogs and the tireless work this dedicated organization does to give them the retirement they deserve. For more information or to donate, go to MissionK9Rescue.org. Follow them on Facebook @ Mission K9 Rescue. Click link to find the book Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca on Amazon Support the Show. Disclaimer Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. MedcoVet (show sponsor) - the next generation in laser therapy by putting healing in the hands of the pet owner! By using the Promo Code PETPOD22, when placing your first order with any of our affiliate partners, you will receive 10% off and PetAbility receives 10% . Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips – dog nail grips to keep your dog from slipping! Extra love – use this link and the entire 20% goes to support our show! HedzUpPets Watercollars – save your dog from drowning with this unique lightweight collar when around any body of water! Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap - a must-have for cat owners and vet pros working with cats! Use PETPOD22 for $5 off your order. ...

Duration:00:49:47

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Pausing for Paws!

12/26/2023
Feet of all creatures are amazing structures that serve multiple purposes. This episode focuses on canine feet: their intricate anatomy, things to watch for, the importance of proper care, including nail trims, and the foot's role in overall health and well-being. These extraordinary assets not only allow for locomotion, traction, and protection, but are so sensitive that they give our dogs remarkable insights about their surroundings that enhances balance, agility, and function. Paying close attention to our dogs paws is important for pain-free and efficient navigation of their world. Whether it's a foot, paw, or claw, they really are quite a feat!! What the following YouTube videos for more information! Anatomy and Palpation of the Dog Paw. Toe Stretching! You may reach Cathy and Chris by messaging them on Instagram or Facebook. Support the Show. Disclaimer Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. MedcoVet (show sponsor) - the next generation in laser therapy by putting healing in the hands of the pet owner! By using the Promo Code PETPOD22, when placing your first order with any of our affiliate partners, you will receive 10% off and PetAbility receives 10% . Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips – dog nail grips to keep your dog from slipping! Extra love – use this link and the entire 20% goes to support our show! HedzUpPets Watercollars – save your dog from drowning with this unique lightweight collar when around any body of water! Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap - a must-have for cat owners and vet pros working with cats! Use PETPOD22 for $5 off your order. ...

Duration:00:53:02

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DogLeggs Shoulder Stabilization System with Ben Blecha, MPO, CPO

12/12/2023
This is a game changer! DogLeggs is a company that has provided innovative, quality products since the formal inception of small animal physical rehabilitation. One of Cathy and Chris's favorites is their Shoulder Stabilization System which offers a way to protect a healing shoulder joint to allow for safe rehabilitation and activity at home while mitigating reinjury. All of their 21 products are made in the U.S. with the vet community, pet, and owner in mind. They are easy to put on and take off, durable, breathable, and so much more. The entire suite of products is designed to allow for healing through support and coverage (an alternative to the "cone of shame" or Elizabethan collar.) Listen to Ben Blecha, MPO, CPO, as he describes the plethora of applications for DogLeggs with a focus on their front limb offerings, specifically the Shoulder Stabilization System. We hope you will never need it, but if you do, you will be armed with information to potentially help your pup heal. To find more information about Ben Blecha's entire line of products, go to the following links: DogLeggs MediVetProducts GoHeroGo WiggleLess MediPaw Support the Show. Disclaimer Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. MedcoVet (show sponsor) - the next generation in laser therapy by putting healing in the hands of the pet owner! By using the Promo Code PETPOD22, when placing your first order with any of our affiliate partners, you will receive 10% off and PetAbility receives 10% . Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips – dog nail grips to keep your dog from slipping! Extra love – use this link and the entire 20% goes to support our show! HedzUpPets Watercollars – save your dog from drowning with this unique lightweight collar when around any body of water! Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap - a must-have for cat owners and vet pros working with cats! Use PETPOD22 for $5 off your order. ...

Duration:00:53:43

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Exploring the World of Animal Communication with Danielle MacKinnon

11/28/2023
Have you ever wondered what your pet would say if they could actually talk? Listen to Danielle MacKinnon, a luminary in the realm of animal communication. With a rare and innate gift, she bridges the gap between humans and the animal kingdom, and has dedicated her life to unraveling the mysteries of interspecies communication. Her deep connection with animals transcends the ordinary, allowing her to tap into the rich tapestry of their thoughts, emotions, and desires. As a trailblazer, Danielle has not only demonstrated the power of animal communication but has also become a sought-after teacher, speaker, and author. For more info about Danielle, her work, and resources for you, go to DanielleMacKinnon.com/PetAbility. Support the Show. Disclaimer Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. MedcoVet (show sponsor) - the next generation in laser therapy by putting healing in the hands of the pet owner! By using the Promo Code PETPOD22, when placing your first order with any of our affiliate partners, you will receive 10% off and PetAbility receives 10% . Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips – dog nail grips to keep your dog from slipping! Extra love – use this link and the entire 20% goes to support our show! HedzUpPets Watercollars – save your dog from drowning with this unique lightweight collar when around any body of water! Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap - a must-have for cat owners and vet pros working with cats! Use PETPOD22 for $5 off your order. ...

Duration:00:55:19

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Making Simple Movements into Exercise with Bobbie Lyons

11/14/2023
Many every day movements using every day surroundings can become exercise that can profoundly impact your dog's performance, quality of life, and longevity. Bobbie Lyons, CCFT, KPA CTP, Cert CF, describes just how easy it can be. However, we need to first observe what our dog is doing repetitively - the patterns of posture and movement that may not be ideal and contribute to injury - and then know what to do to address these issues. Contrary to popular belief, increasing your pet's confidence, building their strength, enhancing their balance, and probably most importantly, cluing them into where their feet are, especially those hind feet, can take as little as 15 minutes 3 times per week. So no excuses, let's do this!!! Find Bobbie Lyons at Pawsitive Performance and Bobbie Lyons Canine Campus. Support the Show. Disclaimer Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. MedcoVet (show sponsor) - the next generation in laser therapy by putting healing in the hands of the pet owner! By using the Promo Code PETPOD22, when placing your first order with any of our affiliate partners, you will receive 10% off and PetAbility receives 10% . Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips – dog nail grips to keep your dog from slipping! Extra love – use this link and the entire 20% goes to support our show! HedzUpPets Watercollars – save your dog from drowning with this unique lightweight collar when around any body of water! Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap - a must-have for cat owners and vet pros working with cats! Use PETPOD22 for $5 off your order. ...

Duration:00:57:18

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Pig "Tales" from Care to Quirks! with Susan Armstrong-Magidson

10/31/2023
Did you know that a pet pig has the intelligence of a 3-year old child, can be easily litter-box trained, is affectionate and craves companionship, and that the pig's primary senses are smell and taste? These are merely some of the fun facts that Susan Armstrong-Magidson of Ross Mill Farm and Pig Placement Network shares with us from over 33 years of experience raising and caring for pet pigs. The very same qualities that make a pig endearing can also lead to challenges resulting in many pigs being surrendered. They are not agile and should not be required to negotiate stairs. They are prey animals that frighten easily. They are difficult to transport, find proper veterinary care for and victims of zoning. So do your homework before getting a pet pig and if/when you are ready, remember to adopt, not shop. The pigs need you! As Susan Armstong-Magidson says, "Pigs are not like dogs. Pigs are not like cats. Pigs are just like pigs!!!" For more information about pet pigs, the Pig Placement Network, or to contact Susan, go to PigPlacementNetwork.org Support the Show. Disclaimer Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. MedcoVet (show sponsor) - the next generation in laser therapy by putting healing in the hands of the pet owner! By using the Promo Code PETPOD22, when placing your first order with any of our affiliate partners, you will receive 10% off and PetAbility receives 10% . Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips – dog nail grips to keep your dog from slipping! Extra love – use this link and the entire 20% goes to support our show! HedzUpPets Watercollars – save your dog from drowning with this unique lightweight collar when around any body of water! Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap - a must-have for cat owners and vet pros working with cats! Use PETPOD22 for $5 off your order. ...

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Pain-Driven Aggression in Dogs with Ran Courant-Morgan and Stephanie Keesey-Phelan

10/17/2023
When your dog exhibits signs of stress, did you know that pain could be the trigger? If pain is left untreated, the signs of stress can escalate into aggression. Many of us are not aware of these early signs and even if we are, we certainly may not attribute them to pain, but perhaps some other factor like fear or displeasure. Ran Courant-Morgan, M.S., Behavior Analysis, and Stephanie Keesey-Phelan, Ph.D., Behavior Analysis, of The Dog Behavior Institute in Boston educate us about signs of pain and how these signs might manifest behaviorally with evidence-based, data-driven information and a variety of anecdotal examples. It always pays to explore if pain is at the root of changes in behavior. By addressing any pain, not only will your pup feel better, they will behave better! Check out these resources: The Ladder of Aggression Doggie Language by Lili Chin The Dog Behavior Institute Follow on Facebook and Instagram @TheDogBehaviorInstitute. Support the Show. Disclaimer Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. MedcoVet (show sponsor) - the next generation in laser therapy by putting healing in the hands of the pet owner! By using the Promo Code PETPOD22, when placing your first order with any of our affiliate partners, you will receive 10% off and PetAbility receives 10% . Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips – dog nail grips to keep your dog from slipping! Extra love – use this link and the entire 20% goes to support our show! HedzUpPets Watercollars – save your dog from drowning with this unique lightweight collar when around any body of water! Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap - a must-have for cat owners and vet pros working with cats! Use PETPOD22 for $5 off your order. ...

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Elbow Dysplasia 101 with Dr. Marjorie McMillan

10/3/2023
Your young dog starts limping on his front leg; there was no injury that you know of. You bring your pup to the vet and the doctor tells you it could be elbow dysplasia. Now what? Listen to veterinary radiologist, Dr. Marjorie McMillan, DVM, ACVR, CCRP, explain what elbow dysplasia is, how it's diagnosed, and the various treatment options. This is a condition in a complex joint that needs to be addressed in order for your pet to have the comfort and quality of life it deserves. If you want to know what elbow dysplasia might feel like, it is analogous to having a rock in your shoe that you feel with every step. Ouch! You can find Dr. McMillan at Windhover Veterinary Center. Support the Show. Disclaimer Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. MedcoVet (show sponsor) - the next generation in laser therapy by putting healing in the hands of the pet owner! By using the Promo Code PETPOD22, when placing your first order with any of our affiliate partners, you will receive 10% off and PetAbility receives 10% . Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips – dog nail grips to keep your dog from slipping! Extra love – use this link and the entire 20% goes to support our show! HedzUpPets Watercollars – save your dog from drowning with this unique lightweight collar when around any body of water! Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap - a must-have for cat owners and vet pros working with cats! Use PETPOD22 for $5 off your order. ...

Duration:00:45:31

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Check Your Pups For Lumps & Bumps with Patty Ramirez

9/19/2023
Patty Ramirez is not your average pet owner. Patty took something potentially devastating and turned it into something positive. She lost her dog, Gideon, to lymphoma. Then she adopted Zeke, an anxious, deaf Boxer, who helped Patty not only learn the importance of checking her pups for lumps and bumps when she found a mast cell tumor on him, but also to pay it forward with a public campaign to remind other pet parents to do the same. Patty's goal is to save lives. Now after you listen to this show (or watch it on YouTube) go check your own pet's lumps and bumps. It just might save your own pet's life! Find Patty on Instagram @ Zeke_and_Zella To learn more about "Dr. Sue Cancer Vet" go to: https://guardianveterinaryspecialists.com/specialist/dr-sue-ettinger/ Click here for The National Canine Cancer Foundation Support the Show. Disclaimer Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. MedcoVet (show sponsor) - the next generation in laser therapy by putting healing in the hands of the pet owner! By using the Promo Code PETPOD22, when placing your first order with any of our affiliate partners, you will receive 10% off and PetAbility receives 10% . Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips – dog nail grips to keep your dog from slipping! Extra love – use this link and the entire 20% goes to support our show! HedzUpPets Watercollars – save your dog from drowning with this unique lightweight collar when around any body of water! Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap - a must-have for cat owners and vet pros working with cats! Use PETPOD22 for $5 off your order. ...

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The Healing Purr-spective of Cat Physical Rehabilitation

9/5/2023
Listen to Cathy and Chris as they pounce into the world of cat physical rehabilitation. Discussing everything from recognizing when your feline friend may be in pain to rehabilitation tips and tricks to modifying your cats living environment. This episode is sure to get you purring about all the pawsitive measures you can take to ensure your cat is not only comfortable, but also embracing life to its fullest. Click the following links to help you determine if your furry feline companion is painful. Cat facial expressions as an indicator of pain. How to tell if your cat is in pain. Glasgow Pain Scale - validated for cats. Support the Show. Disclaimer Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. MedcoVet (show sponsor) - the next generation in laser therapy by putting healing in the hands of the pet owner! By using the Promo Code PETPOD22, when placing your first order with any of our affiliate partners, you will receive 10% off and PetAbility receives 10% . Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips – dog nail grips to keep your dog from slipping! Extra love – use this link and the entire 20% goes to support our show! HedzUpPets Watercollars – save your dog from drowning with this unique lightweight collar when around any body of water! Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap - a must-have for cat owners and vet pros working with cats! Use PETPOD22 for $5 off your order. ...

Duration:00:46:53

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Patellar Luxation - What you "Kneed" to Know! with Dr. Karen Pastor

8/22/2023
Very common in toy breed dogs, but occurring ever more frequently in large breeds such as Labs, is a condition called patellar luxation, also known as a kneecap dislocation. Listen as Karen Pastor, DVM, DACVS, explains why patella luxation occurs, how it's diagnosed, and how to treat it, both surgically and conservatively. Have you ever noticed your dog "skip" when walking? This is a tell-tell sign of a luxating patella and something that should not be dismissed. Don't skip what you kneed to know! Click here to learn more about Dr. Pastor and Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital. Support the Show. Disclaimer Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. MedcoVet (show sponsor) - the next generation in laser therapy by putting healing in the hands of the pet owner! By using the Promo Code PETPOD22, when placing your first order with any of our affiliate partners, you will receive 10% off and PetAbility receives 10% . Dr. Buzby’s Toe Grips – dog nail grips to keep your dog from slipping! Extra love – use this link and the entire 20% goes to support our show! HedzUpPets Watercollars – save your dog from drowning with this unique lightweight collar when around any body of water! Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap - a must-have for cat owners and vet pros working with cats! Use PETPOD22 for $5 off your order. ...

Duration:00:54:22