I’ve been involved and working in canine physical therapy since 2015. Between 2015 and 2017 I worked at a local veterinary clinic. During that time I gradually realized that there were 3 subsets of patients that were missing out on the benefits of canine rehabilitation:⁣ ⁣ 1️⃣ Senior dogs who experienced a loss in mobility, making it difficult for their parents to take them to a clinic. Normal daily tasks like walking up/down multiple flights of stairs, getting in/out of the car, riding in the car, and other activities became too strenuous. Although they would benefit from rehabilitation the trip to get them there was too hard on them and their parents. ⁣ ⁣ 2️⃣ Anxious patients who didn’t do well in a clinic, or during a car ride, due to an overstimulating environment or situation. They would also benefit from rehabilitation, but the trip there would be too hard on them or they would be too stressed at the clinic.⁣ ⁣ 3️⃣ Busy pet owners who were very dedicated pet parents and understood the benefits of canine rehabilitation, but couldn’t take their pups to a clinic regularly due to a busy personal and/or work schedule. ⁣ ⁣ My goal with TheK9PT is to bridge that gap and make canine rehabilitation accessible to every dog and pet parent. That way no one is missing the benefits that canine rehab can bring to their pets.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #Chicagodogrehab #k9ptpack #seniordoglife
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A wise apricot #toy##oodle once said, “Even the best fall down sometimes while playing with Bally Ballerson.” #qotd # # #dogvideo #dogsofrivernorth #cutedog #poodlelife #toypoodlelife #poodlegram #toypoodlegram #smartdog #dogtoy #toydog #seniordogsrule #chicagogrammers #igerschicago
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What’s the best medicine for dogs with arthritis? MOVEMENT! ⁣ ⁣ As our pups age, they may begin to develop arthritis in their joints which can make moving around more painful. So why is movement the best medicine for arthritis?! Because the more you move your joints, the more they’ll produce the fluid that helps lubricate joints. So, within reason, the more we move the more we’ll feel better compared to if we stayed still and the arthritis got progressively worse and more painful. ⁣ ⁣ Please let us know below if you’d like more info on how to properly get your dog moving better to help with their arthritis.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #Chicagodogrehab #seniordoglife
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I love when human sister pulls all her clothes out of the drawers. Makes a comfy bed! #bul#bul#bulldognstagram #englishbulldog #bulldogsandbabies #bul#bulliesstagram #dogsofchicago #stella #bulldog #bulldogs #englishbulldogs #dogsofrivernorth #chicagobulldogs #bully #bullies
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When mom and dad are away, it’s time to play! Does anyone else love to do sprints in the hallway? . . . . . #letsplayfetch #smileydog #dogsofchicago #ilovetosmile #basenjisofinstagram #dogsofrivernorth
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These days, eating comes with an audience. #bul#bul#bulldogsstagram #englishbulldog #bulldogsandbabies #bul#bulliesstagram #dogsofchicago #dogsofrivernorth #stella #bulldog #bulldogs #englishbulldogs #bully #bullies #chicagobulldogs
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