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postheadericon As part of your regular pet health exam, today we focus on the muscles and bones that help your dog move

As part of your regular pet health exam, today we focus on the muscles and bones that help your dog move. Starting at the neck, run your hand along the spine to the base of the tail. Feel the muscles on both sides of the spine and notice if any feel unusually firm or knotted.

Dogs can get a variety of conditions that will lead to muscle spasms in their back muscles.

Massage any tight muscles and take note of the area. A common condition in active dogs is to develop fusing of the spine (spondylosis). This can lead to decreased mobility, pinched vertebrae and back pain. Your dog will benefit from regular massage of the lower lumbar spinal muscles. Place your hands on either side of the spine and use deep circular digital pressure with your thumbs. Work on the affected area once daily for 5 minutes.

Next, palpate the bones and muscles of the legs. Start on the legs at the toes. Apply moderate pressure to the joints and move each joint back and forth. On the front legs pay close attention to any discomfort in the elbow or shoulder; these are common areas of dog arthritis. In the rear limbs, pay close attention to the knee and the hips for these are commonly arthritic. Your dog will resist moving these joints and may even yelp if your dog has arthritis.

HERBAL. A variety of herbs are used at different times for dog arthritis. The ones I have seen to be most effective include: DEVIL’S CLAW, used in traditional African medicine and has scientific studies to back its effectiveness, give 100mg or 10 drops per 10 lbs of body weight.

ACUPRESSURE. GB 41, located on the bottom of the foot, in the depression of the two outside toes, and is especially good for arthritic pain in the hips.

METHYLSULFONYMETHANE. MSM is a supplement, found in some plants such as Horsetail. It works by reducing inflammation in the joints by acting as an antioxidant – this has been shown to work well in treating dog arthritis. The MSM dosage is 50mg per 10lbs of body weight daily.

IT’S IN THE CARTILAGE. GLUCOSAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE is the most important supplement to add to your dog’s diet. The dose is 1/4 of a 500mg tablet once daily per 10 lbs of body weight. It helps to rebuild the cartilage and delay further cartilage breakdown.

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To your pet’s good health,

postheadericon The internet is an amazingly wide place with millions of places to visit

The internet is an amazingly wide place with millions of places to visit. It is easy to imagine that you are anonymous in the midst of such a vast world of information. Unfortunately it is just when we believe that we are no more than a speck of dust, when we become the speck of dust that everyone notices.

This is particularly true when you post photos online. As soon as your photo takes its place on the internet, it becomes public property. Sure, you may copyright it, but it is still open for anyone to see, and for anyone to comment on.

It is unbelievable the types of photos that people post online. They may believe that they are only there for their friends, but soon that photo is seen by millions of others. And although you might take the photo down as soon as it creates waves, that does not mean it is gone. All it takes is someone “borrowing” your photo to show someone else, and it remains available for others to see.

It is unbelievable the types of photos that people post of their horses. Photos of young children playing barefoot beneath their pony’s hooves. Toddlers riding bareback, without helmets, on horses that their owners proudly proclaim as unbroken stallions. Three or four people stacked onto the back of an obviously underweight and sway backed old mare. Horses grazing in fields full of dangerous equipment, behind broken fencing and rolls of barbed wire.

Posting photos such as these are sure ways to get yourself criticized. Educated horse people are horrified by such irresponsibility, and there are websites that specialize in tearing a strip off of those who can’t bother to take proper care of their horses, or keep their kids safe.

If you do not want that photo to represent you, DON’T post it online. So what if it was “just once”, or your only did it “for fun”. These types of photos do not belong online.

You wouldn’t post a naked photo of yourself online, would you? Posting bad photos of yourself or your family with your horses isn’t much better. If you must take a photo of something that was “too cute”, keep it to yourself, or show it to your friends by email or at home. Don’t post it online for the world to see.

Be sensible, and only post things that you would be happy for your mother, or your coach, or your business partner to see. You never know when that stupid photo might come back and bite you in the breeches.

And finally, the last thing (which would definitely seem obvious to most of the people) is that you should not misrepresent your horse. Things like digital correction, horse markings removal, etc., are simply unacceptable as they are misleading the buyer. Unfortunately, there are many horse sellers who do that and in some extreme cases even post the photos of the horses they do not own. This is immoral, unacceptable and punishable by law as it is illegal to misadvertise.