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Degenerative Myelopathy (silence) DM ( more silence) What is it? Can you cure it? Where do I go from here.  When pet owners call to order a Walkabout back end harness because their veterinarian has diagnosed their pet with DM and they will begin using a walking aid for their pet I ask if they are familiar with Dr. Roger Clemmons DVM PhD   Degenerative Myelopathy German Shepherd Dogs R.M. Clemmons, DVM, PhD Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery Small Animal Clinical Sciences  If your dog has been diagnosed or if you are concerned please read the following article written...

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PREHAB!!  never mind rehab!! That is what our injury prevention line of products at Walkabout Harnesses is all about! Using these products can help prevent unwanted surgery and help to stay ahead of  injury!  Take a look at these highly recommended products guaranteed to help your Pet avoid painful injuries or even surgery. the Compression Sleeve by Walkabout Helps the athletic dog warm up their joints prior to running a demanding course. Saves the excess wear and tear on the joint with a 2.0 mm compression sleeve guaranteed to warm up and support the lower limbs aiding in quicker recovery....

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YOU CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks!! And Yourself too!!     When the time comes that our pets mobility is difficult, we begin to explore choosing  support and assistive products for our pets to help them stay Active.   This is a new beginning for a lot of pets and the pet owners. It also can be very stressful. Most dogs have never worn anything but a leash, cats, absolutely nothing at all.         So now it has become necessary to help our dogs (and cats) learn how to walk in the new support  device whether...

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CONSERVATIVE healing for Knee injuries.  Good Morning from Walkabout! When your dog has a knee injury and is wearing the Walkabout knee brace remember to also restrict your pets activity while he or she is recovering. Usually doggy jail (life on a leash) is the best way to curtail bolting due to appearance of unexpected guests (THE SQUIRREL) and walking instead of running for at least the next two weeks is best.  Keep the knee brace on during busy parts of the day. Keeping your dog on a leash while indoors as well as outside is really important to prevent...

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Happy New Year From Walkabout Harnesses, LLC Support Harnesses Boots and braces This year promise me when you buy products for your best friend be sure they have been properly tested on the pet population needing them. For example, has the support harness you are thinking about buying for your beloved pet have a proven track record to not cause pressure sores  to sensitive areas such as the groin or abdomen, or put undo pressure on the bladder, causing urinary tract infections. Does the product support your pet in the wrong position? Too far forward, causing the tail end to drop?...

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