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073 All About Dogs and Pain With Canine Rehab Expert Sue Van Evra

By November 24, 2022January 24th, 2024Be Right Back

Episode 073

All About Dogs and Pain With Canine Rehab Expert Sue Van Evra

Increasingly research shows the link between pain and behavior in dogs. While it’s not the only reason dog’s present with behavioral challenges, it can be a significant contributing factor.

And that’s why in the episode I chat with canine rehabilitation specialist, Sue Van Evra. Sue is the person we go to when our dogs, India and Percy, are feeling stiff and sore. She’s helped them deal with lots of different challenges including back pain and hip soreness.

But more than that, with her guidance on preventative physiotherapy, India and Percy have remained sprightly and active in a way that belies their age.

But the thing is, in order for the gold standard separation anxiety treatment (gradual exposure) to work, we have to stop dogs having exposure to scary alone time.

I joke that they do more physio than me. Actually, it’s not a joke – they do!

In this interview with Sue we discuss:

• How we, as dog parents, can learn to spot pain in our dogs.
• What we should do when we do suspect our dogs are in pain.
• How physical therapy and rehabilitation can help dogs of all ages.
• What you can do if you have a dog who’s been prescribed crate-rest but who freaks when crated (hint: the crucial word here is “rest).

Tune in to hear our chat about these topics, and many more.

Links in this episode

If you live in Southern Alberta then your lucky dogs can get to work with Sue. You can find Sue at the Canine Fitness Centre in Calgary and at the Canmore Veterinary Hospital

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