Often, dogs are cheerful and active despite having illness or painful problems ... until they can no longer cope with whatever disease is bothering them.
So how are we supposed to know they need help?
I specialize in pain relief, rehabilitation, and sports medicine for your dog. When you think about it all dogs are athletes, or at least they think and act like they are!
From daily hikes and frisbee to full agility and police work, dogs do it all.
: A state of complete physical, medical, and emotional wellbeing - not merely the absence of disease.
// Your dog is the picture of health.
- THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
My passion project is to teach you all how to see the signs of pain in dogs. There is something for each of you in here.
"I have never had a dog enjoy a healthy and happy life as good as this one."
Cassidy is a super senior, who with the right supplements, medicine, and exercises rocks old age with her frisbee on a daily basis.
"I can't believe she has been on Tylan and prescription food for years ... and now she is eating real food without them."
The bi-athlete recovery after full paralysis. This dog does not stop.
Trinity was diagnosed with IBD. We have since learned that she has food allergies and appears to have a lack of enzymes to digest certain things. Despite medications, she still had a rumbly tummy. She has been eating a simple fresh food diet for a year and had a normal ultrasound of her GI tract!! No more symptoms of IBD for this girl.
Notch can do anything, because her dad has done everything for her. She has lived the supreme athlete's life from long hikes to the pool sometimes all in the same day.
She has aged better than any 15 year-old dog I know.
"We did everything we could to understand why she was limping and solve it - then we found Dr. Marie."
Nothing keeps her down .... Heist is a super active dog who visited me from New Mexico after a year of lameness that seemed impossible to resolve. She had muscle strains that are not commonly diagnosed by ultrasound. Shockwave and rehabilitation exercise have brought her back to full speed over three months, her mom will keep her safe with specific goals for exercise as she advances.