Laryngeal Paralysis

Also Known as Geriatric Onset of Laryngeal Paralysis and Polyneuropathy (GOLPP)

By: Janelle Allen, LVT

Laryngeal Paralysis: the words sound very scary. It is actually a neurological condition that we tend to see in older, large breed dogs. In truth, this condition is very manageable. In this blog, we will look at what Laryngeal Paralysis (also known as Lar Par or GOLPP) is and why the veterinary rehabilitation team would be interested in this condition.

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Weight Loss for the Pampered Pooch

How to go from “Killing Them with Kindness” to “Winning at Weight Loss”!

We all love our pets, but do we really know the best way to show that love? How many times have you given your pet a little snack, either when you leave, when you get home, or both? I know I am definitely guilty of giving too many treats. Remember the phrase, “The way to the heart is through the stomach?” People have taken that saying to heart, but is this really the best thing for our pets? The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention states that in 2017 “an estimated 60% of cats and 56% of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese” (Ward, 2018). This means approximately 50 million dogs and 56 million cats are heavier than their ideal weight. So, what can we do to help our pets lose the extra weight? Continue…