Lets’ Not (Static) Stretch…the Truth

Lets’ Not (Static) Stretch…the Truth

Lets’ Not (Static) Stretch…the Truth Today, thanks to social isolation and YouTube, I watched a video of Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, performing a warm-up routine. A trainer took each of his legs and put the hip and knee joints into flexion for about 1...
How Much Exercise Do Puppies Need?

How Much Exercise Do Puppies Need?

How Much Exercise Do Puppies Need? A Lot According to Our New Puppy Exercise Guidelines! There seem to be two approaches to exercising puppies by well-meaning owners. There are those who do too much too soon with their pups, starting repetitive, concussive exercises...
Yawn… Your Dog Empathizes!

Yawn… Your Dog Empathizes!

Yawn… Your Dog Empathizes! Picture this: you’re riding in a car with a friend and she yawns. A few seconds later, you yawn too, even though you’re not tired or bored. Your friend yawns again and this time you decide you are going to resist yawning. But you can feel...
Do the Dew(claws)?

Do the Dew(claws)?

Do the Dew(claws)? A dog using its dewclaws, preparing to “grip” the water. Photo by Tom Fretz As a veterinary sports medicine specialist, I work extensively with canine athletes, developing rehabilitation programs for injured dogs or dogs that required surgery due to...