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Amputee Dog Rehab Therapy with CARE, Sat 05/28/11 3:30pm PST
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Dr Jessica Waldman

Tune in and bring your canine amputee rehab, therapy and general veterinary questions as we discuss canine rehabilitation therapy and acupuncture for Tripawds and take your questions live on the air with Dr. Jessica Waldman, founder of California Animal Rehabilitation Center in Los Angeles.

Date: Saturday, May 28 2011

Time: 6:30pm EDT (3:30 Pacific)

Duration: 30 min.

Call In Number: (310) 388-9739

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Dr. Waldman is co-founder of California Animal Rehabilitation Center, one of the only rehab centers in the country with both a doctor and a physical therapist on staff, both of whom are certified canine rehabilitation practitioners. Dr. Waldman speaks at veterinary meetings on the subject of Canine Rehabilitation and she has a special interest  in neurological rehabilitation and in nutrition for all life stages. She loves to see her patients' quality of life improve, and she counsels in nutrition utilizing a combination of Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine for the best possible outcome.

Dr. Waldman completed a certificate program from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. She is also a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist through the Chi Institute. She is one of the founding members of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians.

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Does anypawdy have questions for Dr. Waldman?

Come on, I know you do! I'm about to send her some to discuss on the show this weekend, so please be sure to send them to us by this evening. Thank you!

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Any questions? Hello? Anyone…

If you have any rehab, exercise, chiropractic, massage, hydrotherapy, acupuncture or other dog mobility questions, please post them here before the show! Or will you all be tuning in live Saturday?

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Im still trying to get out of work…hope I can get home in time to call in but if not…

Samson is a 13 yr old (Quad) Dal with a deformed hip socket on one side and athritis and a old curciate tear on the other rear leg. I had 2 accupuncture treatments done 6 days apart while we had him boarded at our PT Vets office. He aslo had a massage.

When we picked him up he was very shaky and weak in the back end. The PT office said that some dogs get worse before they get better and it may be due to the stress of being boarded. (We have never boarded him before)

I gave him tramadol for 4 days and he seems a little better. I wouldnt mind giving it another try but dont want him to get worse.

I do trust my PT vet, Dr Browne of TheraVet in Webster, NY who said we can give it another try but I was wondering what advice you would give a patient that had an old dog who had a bad experience. Any other therapies that you would try instead of accupuncture? He seems to get worse with manipulation such as stretching and massage.

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Thanks Samson! We’ll try to squeeze that in if we don’t hear hear from you during the show.

Anypawdy else have any brief questions for Dr. Waldman?

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Program Podcast

Many thanks to Dr. Waldman for making this another great episode of Tripawd Talk Radio ! Listen to this program for lots of great information about:

  • Important veterinary rehab credentials when seeking a practitioner
  • How to determine if professional rehab is necessary
  • Questions to ask a potential rehabilitation therapist
  • Hydrotherapy and other rehab “tools”
  • If and when to give hip/joint supplements
  • And much more!

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‹Dr.Waldman› You guys are funny. NSAIDS in general work better for joint disease alone, again super ailing pets usually have more than just joint disease. Remember that NSAIDS have all those deleterious effects on liver, kid, stomach, if using long term, use SamE and Milk thistle for liver protection, use Famotadine for help to decrease gastirc ulcers. 

‹Dr.Waldman› I really think that it's ok to be a “hippy” or be a true advocate for your pet. I learn lots from my owners too! We do phone consults as well…


Loose Stitches

‹kawimoto› One of Kawis stitches came un tied, not all the way out but it isnt bothering him at all. is that ok?!

‹Dr.Waldman› Yes, use that ecollar!!! look for redness or discharge if none, it's ok

‹admin› Or, consider these cone of shame alternatives.

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