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.0 to 33.1 kg (median, 29.1 kg). All dogs were housed in kennels in pairs and took part in typical husbandry routines (including daily access to an external exercise area and regularly scheduled walks on a leash) throughout the duration of the study

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to 4 years) were used for surgical induction of osteoarthritis. Dogs were kept in individual kennels and allowed 15 minutes of on-leash exercise 5 d/wk for the entire study period. Three client-owned adult dogs that had SJ osteoarthritis secondary to

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to bear weight on the limb 2 days after surgery. Slow, controlled 20-minute walks on a leash were encouraged 4 times daily to promote limb use. Recheck physical and radiographic examinations were planned to occur at 2- and 4-week intervals

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caution; however, the CMPS-SF has been previously validated for use in dogs. 17 Degree of motor blockade was assessed with periodic assessment of conscious proprioception in the affected limb and slow leash walking. No additional clinical interventions

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avmajournals.avma.org/toc/javma/246/2 ). Physical therapy sessions were then performed every other week. After 5 weeks of therapy, the patient would ambulate on the right front limb 60% of the time (weight bearing for 6/10 steps) when leash walked with family

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observed when the dog was directly interacting with another dog, it was suggested that they go to the off-leash dog park when dogs were present, not when it was empty, to provide more time to exercise. The owners were advised to avoid the triggers of loud

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restraint. To be sure that there is no pressure on the jugular veins, collars and leashes should be removed or at least not used during the restraint. Additionally, in the authors' experience, the best way to hold the head is to place one hand under the chin

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8 weeks after surgery and otherwise restrict activity to short leash walks for urination and defecation purposes only. The dog bore weight on the THA-treated limb with no signs of discomfort or surgery-related problems at the time of discharge from

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conditioning a calm response to a target location (a mat). This was achieved by leashing the dog and providing reinforcement with verbal praise and social interaction for calmly lying on its mat. 1,2 When a storm began, the owners were to tether the dog to a

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these methods could be used to encourage the dog to move through doorways and down aisles when needed instead of using pressure on the leash or physically moving the dog. In preparation for systematic noise desensitization and counterconditioning as well

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