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Want to know which joint supplements I give my dogs? 

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Specific info about medical and physical conditions

The essential tools I use every day from supplements to leashes!

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How Can Shockwave Help My Dog? 

Back pain: muscle strains and facet arthritis

Arthritis: hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, spine

Tendon healing: Shoulder: Supraspinatous, biceps, medial shoulder strain, Achilles strain, Patellar tendonitis, ACL strain, Iliopsoas strain

What it does:
This treatment begins a healing cascade by directing high energy sound waves into the injured area.  The sound waves interact with tissues to improve flexibility, recruit cellular growth, and reduce pain.

Pain relief may be evident within a week of each treatment.
Start rehab exercise the next week and continue x 6 -12 weeks to optimize results!

Damaged soft tissues require several months to heal completely, shockwave will greatly improve the quality of healing and speed the transition to exercise.
• 1-3 treatments every 2-4 weeks depending on our goals and severity of problem. Dogs that benefit from treatment of chronic conditions come every 3-6 months for shockwave.

Medications before and after the procedure:
Oral anti-anxiety medications is given at home 3 hours before the shockwave appointment.

Some patients are sedated to maximize results for tissue flexibility or to combine with joint injections.

It is a gentle treatment and we give pain medications after therapy to prevent discomfort.


You will need an exam by a doctor certified in Canine Rehabilitation before treatment is performed and we will need to take radiographs of the area we want to treat pre-procedure.

• To include regenerative Medicine options (Joint injections, Stem cell therapy, PRP):

A consult will be scheduled with Dr. Bartling so you can discuss the best options for your dog! See what the treatment is like and learn more in detail!

➢ to see what this treatment is like for dogs Watch Dr. Bartling’s You Tube Channel:


Clinical papers about shockwave:
Hip pain
knee arthritis in dogs
patellar tendonitis after tplo (also helpful for mpls)
shoulder tendon injury

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For you, the Best Pet Parents, Ev-ah!

We savvy dog owners want to know which foods might really improve their dogs' health, and how to maximize medical insurance and minimize sick visits.

I have SO much to tell you!

Start with the article about food.  

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For The Dog Pros

Dog trainers, behaviorists and veterinary industry professionals - we all need to know when they are dealing with a painful problem vs a behavioral problem, or both.  I have some podcasts and will host workshops for you!

Start in the posture gallery, if you want to learn more, advance your skills with some in person training.  I offer shadow opportunities for a reasonable daily fee and will be offering you hands-on classes to recognize abnormal postures in 2023.


Joint supplements are confusing. 

Can you tell me which is most important? 

Yep.  My dog Roy has chicken allergies and he has knee arthritis.  In this article I will tell you what he takes and what he takes when I can't make myself give him EVERY supplement he would benefit from.

Note: I can't tell you it will be perfect for your dog and you will need to see your vet to diagnose the problems your dog has, AND, you should ask them if these are right for your dog!

Dr. Marie Healthy Dogs – focused on integrative canine health: nutrition, fitness, pain management, injury. prevention/recovery & optimal physical function.

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Please know that all dogs are different and what I have used for a specific dog may or may not work for your dog.  Please also know that I can not give any specific medical advise over the internet - all my patients have to see my for yearly exams in person. 


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