Beating Cabin Fever

by Colleen Lum, LVT, CCRA

Brain Games to Beat Cabin Fever

Here in Michigan, we have the blessing of frosty landscapes and white winters. Despite the beauty of this winter wonderland, these temperatures can dip to uncomfortable lows and make it much less convenient to spend any time outside playing or exercising. So, what can we do inside our cozy homes to burn energy without freezer burning you or your dog outside?

First off, mental stimulation can be more energy depleting than physical activity. That being said, there are a plethora of options for mind games to play in the comfort of your own home to beat cabin fever. Continue…

The Tale of Two Pains

by Cathryn Adolph, LVT, CCRP

When we are in pain, we have the ability to easily communicate and describe it to others.  A dull ache is much different than a sharp, stabbing pain.  We can quantify and label the type of pain or discomfort we feel.  For our pets, we have to use our perceptions to describe their level of pain, but this can be very difficult.   Continue…