Arthritis

Dog Symptoms and Kinesiology

Symptoms in Dogs

Kinesiology is Incredibly Useful for Feedback on Dogs

The following is an excerpt from Chapter Two in my e-book, “The Ultimate Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy Guide for Dogs

“This is a form of muscle testing which is very useful in checking various muscle groups for strengths and weaknesses, to help determine what the proper therapy is for a dog. Essentially, this is a muscle to organ to gland connection, to determine what the cause of illness is. By checking the resistance of the muscle when tested against various substances, we can see if this is empowering to the body or disempowering.

To test an animal, a surrogate holds the substance in his/her hand and places this hand on top of the dog’s body while being tested. With the surrogate’s other arm extended parallel to the ground, the therapist presses down on the arm to determine the strength of the muscle. The surrogate’s ability to hold that arm upward against the pressure determines the energy field. The energy flows from the dog through the surrogate and the weakness or strength will be visible in the surrogate’s body. There will be either a strong, normal or weak response and the therapist can then determine structural, chemical, emotional or energetic imbalances. Applied kinesiology can help the following dog symptoms:

• Ongoing back pain
• Confused animals
• Depressed animals
• Dogs with digestive problems
• Allergies in dogs
• Dog symptoms with chronic and acute fatigue
• Neck pain symptoms in dogs
• Nervous system disorders in dogs
• Nutritional imbalances
• Trauma from injuries
• Pain relief in dogs
• Mental, physical and emotional stress
• Incontinence
• Anxiety in dogs
• Phobia symptoms in dogs

Muscle testing is a system of obtaining feedback to determine…”

Go Ahead and Test Me

To read more about his amazing modality, check out my e-book, “The Ultimate Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy Guide for Dogs

Older Dogs

Let’s face it folks, we all will have our loving companion getting older and unfortunately, they don’t live as long as we do. While they are here, we need to give them the best possible life ever, overflowing with all of the unconditional love they pour onto us.

Older dogs face an array of difficulties just like people do when they age. It can be very sad watching our once active dog romping around chasing butterflies and them now letting the same butterfly land on their nose and not even caring! What can we do to help?

There are many things we can do to help the aging pet get through their days with much more ease, and less pain from any dog arthritis or other debilitating disease. Very simple and yet helpful tips are: Continue reading

Dogs in a Pool

Hydrotherapy for dogs is a great way to manage all sorts of health ailments. Whether you beloved family member is suffering with dog arthritis or is an older dog that has just slowed down with age, swimming will increase their mobility. Hydrotherapy will also have them feeling years younger than they are!

Dogs in a pool will each vary as to how great they float or sink! I can truly attest to that when I have witnessed dogs who just cannot keep their rear end up and float in the water. Then there are those canines who glide like an eel, ever so smoothly amongst the surface! How can there be such a difference?!

Here are some reasons: Continue reading

Diet and Arthritis

It is known that a dog performing high intensity or endurance exercise requires a higher calorie food intake than a dog which is sedentary. Fat in their diet will provide more than twice the calories than  protein or carbohydrate provide. Therefore, increasing the fat content in a dog’s diet will ultimately provide far more calories. This type of diet will actually promote obesity in more sedentary dogs.

It is when we start feeding our dogs a high calorie diet and they are not burning it off that obesity becomes an issue. Arthritis in dogs is more common in an overweight pet than in a trim one. Overweight dogs have a higher incidence of: Continue reading