July 30, 2011

What is rehabilitation and how it can help your animal

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , , , — Cynara @ 1:29 pm

physiotherapyRehabilitation is the restoration to the normality, or to the closest possible of her, in way and of function altered by some lesion type. That rehabilitation is made through techniques used as the acupuncture, physiotherapy and chiropractic (art of adjusting with the hands the sub-luxation of the articulations of the body).   

The rehabilitation includes the patients’ evaluation with functional limitations, incapacity and/or locomotion difficulties, pain, posture alterations, etc. After that evaluation accomplished by the specialist of the area, the treatment protocol is drawn.   

The animal rehabilitation is used since the decade of 80 in the United States and in Europe and it is usually used as main treatment before the conventional medicines and of the surgery. The animal is only directed for surgery if he doesn’t answer to the rehabilitation, and when submitted to the surgical procedure his recovery is faster, because the rehabilitation improved his physical condition.

The Acupuncture is a technique of stimulation of defined areas in the skin, for needles and/or for transfer of heat for therapeutic ends. It fills out a gap between the medicine and the surgery.  

It is known that the acupuncture affects all of the physiologic systems (normal function of the body), acting from way to take the organism to find his energy balance, doing with that the energy blockades (pain points) they are undone and the energy flows correctly for the body. It is gotten to restore the normal activities of the organs, visceras, members, since, there be not irreversible structural alterations (for instance, paralysis of members for rupture of the marrow espinal).   

It treats problems as paralyses, pain, locomotion difficulties, posture alteration, disk disease or bone alterations, skin problems, behavior problems, etc.    

The Physiotherapy is the treatment of a disease through exercises and apparels. It evaluates, prevents and  treats the movement disturbances. It acts in the most different areas with procedures, techniques, methodologies and specific approaches with the objective of treating, to minimize and to prevent the most varied dysfunctions.     

Many resources exist, as, for instance: the therapeutic ultrassom, laser, stimulation neuromuscular, pulse magnetic field, etc.   

Many problems can be treated as: articulate problems, muscle problems, bone problems, pain, locomotion difficulty, paralyses, muscle atrophies, arthrosis, etc.     

Chiropractic is the art of adjusting with the hands the sub-luxations of the articulations of the body. An exam of palpation of the articulations is accomplished and the articulations that come untidy they are adjusted.  She stimulates the force of the recuperation of the body to cure without the use of medicines or surgery.   

A sub-luxation doesn’t allow the nervous information to flow correctly, therefore when adjusting the body of the animal we are helping the nervous system so that he can recover his functionality, improving the movement of the articulations of the spine and of the extremities of the animal. This improvement of the movement results in muscles, tendons and ligaments more resistant, strong and developed.  

A disadjusted vertebra can cause pain, posture alteration and in the walk, paralyses, aggressiveness, low performance in animals athletes, lameness, etc.   

As it is a specialized treatment, only the specialist of the area can specify the number of sections, treatment type and duration of the treatment.    

The animal seemingly can be recovered, but if it is not totally rehabilitated can happen a relapse or to appear other problems.     

Vet Therapy – Dr. Cynara Campanati

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July 29, 2010

4 tips to calm the dog hyperactive

Filed under: Dogs care — Tags: , , , , , — Cynara @ 10:06 am

dog jumppingThe hyperactivity is a problem that has many causes and solutions. Here they are going some tips that can calm your animal: 
1 -  ignore the behavior – the dogs pay attention to you. If you pay attention to the hyperactive behavior, you will be reinforcing the behavior that wants to eliminate. 
2 - take him to walk – if your dog has a lot of accumulated energy, he needs to eliminate her. Walks daily rates will help him to eliminate that energy. 
3 - check your energy – the dog is usually your mirror, any energy that you to project will contemplate in him. 
4 - try acupuncture and massages – they are soothing and relaxing. 
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June 14, 2010

How to take care of dogs and cats in the winter

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , , , , — Cynara @ 8:57 am

dog with clothesThe winter nor it arrived, but the temperatures already begin to fall. In that time of the year, as well as the humans, the animals also suffer with the cold, and for them to be well, some cares are necessary. 
With the low temperatures, no animal should sleep to the dew and most should be well sheltered. It is not advised to cut the hair. 
In the cold, the animals are prone have breathing diseases and, for that, to avoid to leave with them of house in the coldest days. To provide bed, blanket and clothes for him to sleep. 
For the baths to seek of the days with sun and hotter and the hair should be very dry, because the humidity can provoke several diseases. 
The vaccine is another important point, they should be given inside of the right period, because with the low temperatures and in some places the time dries the spread of diseases increases. 
If the animal has problems bone, muscular and/or articulate, the physiotherapy and the acupuncture will help him to face the cold without pains. Some pets that have column problem arrive to lose the movements of the members. Then to prevent is the best medicine.  
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June 7, 2010

Why do the animals get sick?

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , , — Cynara @ 8:00 am

acupunctureDo you know? How can with what do our animals we have a long and healthy life? That is possible! 
How many times you saw an abandoned animal and when examining him, nor tartars in the teeth he had and you thought “My animal eats the best food of the market, it is still young and it is with the yellowish teeth and full of tartar.” 
The one that happens is that the animal in the nature has larger physical resistance than an animal servant in the best house of the world because he possesses environmental resistance for his exhibition, while the second, created by the human being, it doesn’t develop natural resistance once it is arrested to the alimentary rules and imposed conditionings. 
What is disease? For the Medicine Traditional Chinese, disease is the energy unbalance of the body, the unbalance between Yin and Yang. The all moment our energies and the one of the animals is if balancing and unbalance. But when we have external interferences (environment) and/or intern (anxiety, fear…) frequent, the organism has difficulty in balancing and that unbalance continuity causes the disease. 
Medicines treat the symptoms, but if the same unbalance pattern continues the problem returns and a lot of times worsened or other problems of health can appear. 
You can prevent the diseases! Do you know how? 
Through the acupuncture. She acts in the energy points of the organism, doing with that the energy usually flows correctly in all of the organs and visceras, bringing the balance and with that avoiding that the disease settles and/or it progresses increasing the resistance and health of the animal. 
With just a monthly section (when the animal is well) it is possible to maintain the energy balance. In case the animal is presenting some problem or disease and be in treatment, the number of sections varies in agreement with the treatment to be accomplished. 
The animal needs much more than vaccinate, food and weekly baths. 
Do you want to spend less with medicines and to have a happy and healthy animal? Invest in acupuncture.  
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May 10, 2010

Rehabilitation in the nervous lesions

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , , — Cynara @ 8:00 am

Bearers of lesion of the outlying nerve can present symptoms differents clinical, in agreement with the degree of the compromising, and the prognostic is also differentiated, being been worth of the lesion type, of the location and of the time of the surgical repair. 
The functional activity of a member is formed by musculature agonist and antagonist, that oppose and promote a balance. In the lesion of an outlying nerve, there will be compromising of a certain muscle or muscular group, that should suffer a paralysis process or atrophies; while the muscle or muscular group, that it will be able to, or no, to take to the bone deformity. 
The rehabilitation has as objective recovers deficits and to prevent deformities. The recovery of the nerve can happen in agreement with the type of the lesion and with the success of the surgical procedure, however although there is nervous regeneration, the member many times can suffer irreparable damages if there is not physiotherapeutic attendance during that period. 
The kinesiotherapy consists of passive exercises, prolongation and mobilization of the committed members, seeking to the prevention of the deformities and the maintenance of the movement widths to articulate. 
The acupuncture reestablishes the flow of energy of the meridians, doing with that the organism enters in balance.  
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April 26, 2010

Cervical disk disease

Filed under: Dogs care — Tags: , , , , , , — Cynara @ 8:00 am

Cervical disk disease commonly affects small, middle-age to older chondrodystrophic breeds and is usually classified as a type I extrusion. Beagles, Dachshunds, Pekingese, and Poodles tend to be overrepresented. The C2-C3 disk space is most commonly affected, with the frequency decreasing at progressively more caudal disk spaces.

Cervical disk disease in large-breed dogs is usually associated with type II protrusion of the caudal disks and is often secondary to cervical spondylomyelopathy. Breeds commonly affected are Doberman and Great Danes.

Neck pain is the most common and often the only sign of cervical disk disease. This is manifested as low head carriage, stiffness or decreased motion of the neck, vocalizing, and spasms of the neck muscles. Some dogs exhibit lameness of one or both thoracic limbs, due to nerve root or spinal nerve compression.

In severe cases, there may be ataxia, conscious proprioceptive deficits, weakness, or rarely, paralysis of all limbs.

Other causes of neck pain include trauma, neoplasia, meningitis, discospondylitis, cervical spondylomyelopathy, and atlantoaxial instability.

Diagnosis is based on the clinical features, neurological examination, spinal radiography, myelography, and advanced imaging techniques, including computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis is helpful in identifying or ruling out meningitis.

Treatment options include surgery and nonsurgical therapy (antiinflammatory drugs, physiotherapy and acupuncture), with the decision based on the duration and severity of clinical signs.

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April 8, 2010

Successes and failures in the veterinary acupuncture

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , — Cynara @ 8:00 am

acupuntura cãoSeveral reasons exist for the which an animal cannot answer to the acupuncture. Those factors should be considered to the revalues a patient that didn’t answer to the treatment with acupuncture. The first question to be done is: What should be consider as failure and the one what should be consider as success? Some professionals believe that a condition that a complete failure can be considered in the therapy with acupuncture doesn’t exist, but conditions in that simply one are not obtaining the wanted result. 
If accomplished appropriately, the acupuncture can stimulate the mechanisms regulators of cure of the body and to restore the homeostase state. However, the answer to the acupuncture not can be enough for the restoration of the homeostase. 
The therapeutic success can be defined as the elimination completes and permanent of all of the present clinical signs and past with the complete return of the normal function. In some cases, the acupuncture is capable, in fact, of curing a condition in matter. Frequently, however, the acupuncture is an appropriate treatment that is well happened partially, but that is not a cure. 
Behaviors factors and environmental should also be considered in the patient that doesn’t answer to the treatment with acupuncture. 
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March 31, 2010

Pain and therapy with acupuncture

Filed under: You knew that... — Tags: , , , — Cynara @ 8:00 am

The placement of needles in specific acupuncture points can relieve the pain through different mechanisms. First, the acupuncture can reduce muscle spasms hen applied in trigger-points. The lack of spasms increases the comfort considerably.  
The acupuncture can also induce the liberation of a variety neurotransmitters that can affect the processing of the painful pulse. That effect can be intensified being used specific types of electric stimulation. The appropriate placement of the needles and the electric stimulation of low frequency (2 to 6 Hz) they induce the central liberation of endorfinas that can induce the analgesia by the inhibition of the transmission of pulses noxious of his origin for the brain and of the increase of the descending inhibition of turn to the periphery. That stimulation type usually produces analgesia in 10 to 20 minutes and it is considered cumulative, meaning that the subsequent treatments produce analgesia well and better. 
The electric stimulation of high frequency (100 to 200 Hz) it induces the  adrenaline and noradrenaline liberation, also promoting cumulative analgesia. 
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March 30, 2010

Trigger points´ treatment

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , , , — Cynara @ 8:00 am

In the veterinary, the trigger points, were described mainly in horses and dogs. It seems that the incidence is larger in senior animals and youths used for sport. 
The clinical signs are: 
1 - Chronicle lameness treated without success with anti-inflammatories. 
2 – Great nodules or knots in the musculature to the palpation, usually aching. 
3 – Palpation unchaining pain, muscular contraction, retraction of the member and, possibly, patterns of aggressive behavior. 
When located in the surface of the body, the trigger point can be felt easily as nodular structures hardened inside of the muscle and they are excessively irritable to the palpation. 
The stimulation of the trigger point abolishes it. If many of those points exist, all should be treated and abolished. The stimulation can be through deep massage, electric stimulation, laser, ultrassound and insert of dry needles or with medicine. 
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March 29, 2010

Trauma in the column in animals

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , , , — Cynara @ 8:00 am

The traumatic lesions of the spinal cord can result of traumatism, car accidents, falls or other lesions. Hemorrhage, fractures, dislocations, subluxations and bruises are sequels of those lesions; some request surgical and other intervention, conservative treatment, for instance, medicamentous therapy, external splints, physiotherapy and acupuncture. 
Lesions sufficiently serious of the spinal cord to cause weakness, they can get better with acupuncture, since the deep answer or conscious of pain flow to the lesion stays complete. 
When it is made a comparison with the cases of disturbances associated to the pain, many extra treatments are necessary before obtaining an answer. 
To the similarity of what happens with the lesion of outlying nerve, unless the deficits are static cronicamente, it can be difficult to decide the improvement degree that the acupuncture will provide to the neurological function. 
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