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Thriving Dog Pawcast


Oct 23, 2020

You walk and run with your dogs, you play fetch with them, they do tricks. They jump on and off the couch and bed. They do all kinds of physical activities. 

But how do you make sure they are fit or not in pain?

Does your dog’s breed have anything to do with the amount of training he can tolerate?

In today’s pawcast, we can learn so many things to help us answer these questions. Our guest is Dr. Katy Patrick, a certified canine therapist, or a physical therapist for dogs.

We chat about:

  • How to perform a 5-minute body scan on your dog
  • 7 signs of pain
  • Techniques to ease your dog’s pain
  • Dos and don’ts about massage
  • 3 at home exercises for your dog
  • Mistakes pet parents make with their dogs’ physical health and mobility
  • Common joint and musculatory issues in dogs
  • Workout regimen for senior dogs

Dr. Katy was a physical therapist for humans before being a canine physical therapist. She owns Northern Colorado Canine Rehab. She’s a firm believer in “Movement is medicine.”.

She serves the surrounding areas of her hometown Johnstown, Colorado where she lives with her husband and 2 rescue dogs, Tobias and Beluga.

She also does online consultations through telehealth appointments.

You can learn more about Dr. Katy and her practice at www.nococaninerehab.com or follow her on Instagram, @NorthernColoradoCanineRehab.

Highlights: 

  • [2:11] Dr. Katy’s journey into general and canine physical therapy
  • [4:08] 2 types of canine physical therapy patients
  • [6:28} How to perform a 5-minute body scan on your dog
  • [8:11] 7 signs of pain
  • [10:16] Techniques to ease your dog’s pain
  • [11:21] Dos and don’ts about massage
  • {14:10] 3 at home exercises for your dog
  • [16:27] Is jumping on and off the couch/bed good for your dog?
  • [17:22] Mistakes pet parents make with their dogs’ physical health and mobility
  • [20:22] Common joint and musculatory issues in dogs
  • [22:54] Workout regimen for senior dogs
  • [25:04] Warm up activities for your dog

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