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Pelvic Limb Issues
The ankle bone's connected to the knee bone, the knee bone's connected to the hip bone....I always thought that song was funny, but as I went through vet school, I came to appreciate its simplicity. We often think of limbs as bones with "stuff " around it to support it. The most amazing part is that "stuff" is what shapes how a pet moves and functions. Bones are the framework: muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, joint capsules, and cartilage are the initiators (with a little help from the nervous system). When we look at all of the problems that can occur with the rear limbs, a significant portion of them can be attributed to problems with the soft tissues or problems resulting from malfunctions of these tissues.

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July Special

15% Off Any FitPaws Products

Help your dog get in shape with the FitPaws equipment. Just in time for our Club FETCH Fit Classes!
 
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CRCG Referral Program
For each new client you refer to CRCG, you will receive a $10 credit to your account! Make sure to tell your friends to let us know that you referred them.
FitPaws K9FitBone
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The new K9FITbone is a very versatile piece of balance equipment. The lateral movement the K9FITbone offers encourages your dog to engage their abdominal muscles, the muscles along the spine (core and trunk muscles) as well as the supporting muscles around the hips and shoulders used for stability.
EnduraPet Calming+
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Calming Plus is a safe, gentle, natural calming supplement for dogs and cats. It is not a sedative, just a natural, gentle "chill pill" if you will.
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July 2014
Dear CRCG Friends,

Happy July! We hope you had a wonderful and safe 4th!

Thank you so much to everyone who helped us celebrate F.E.T.C.H The Dock Days of Summer 2014! We had a great day with you, and hope you enjoyed yourselves also. If you would like to see pictures from the day, check out the Facebook Page. 
CRCG Upcoming Events
Canine CPR class
K9 CPR Class @ CRCG Englewood -- Sun., July 27th, 1-5pm
The K9 First Aid and CPR course is designed to give the pet lover, dog sport enthusiast, or pet professional the necessary information and skills to stabilize an injured animal until qualified veterinarian care is accessed. Whether you are new to dog ownership, or a long time friend; have a puppy, or care for a senior dog; own a purebred or a mixed breed from a shelter; regardless of your situation, your dog is precious to you. More info >>
 
K9 Fit Classes
Starting Monday, July 21st at 5:30pm, the Club FETCH Intro to Fitness class will teach your dog the beginning skills necessary for attention, focus, & balance. Join us July 14th for a free open house & informational session about these upcoming classes with demos, a Q&A with trainer Carrie Bowlus, and light refreshments.
CRCG All-Star
Meet Ellie!

Ellie, a 13.5 year-old FS English Cocker Spaniel, was a champion hunting dog who lived in a hunt club kennel in Longmont.  She retired after an accident in 2009 and shortly after was adopted by her new dad.  Ellie has rear limb weakness and dragging that her RDVM diagnosed as mild hip dysplasia. When she was diagnosed, Ellie's dad started swimming every other week.  They were eventually referred to us, where we found compensatory pain in her paraspinal muscles as well as restrictions in her neck range of motion.  The first couple of weeks with us was spent focused on manual treatment and laser therapy to address her pain. Shortly after we started hydrotherapy, clinic exercises, as well as an at home program.  We've been seeing Ellie since May, 2014 and we have seen a significant improvement in her muscle pain as well as an increase in her strength and stamina. Dad has also seen significant improvement in her strength and discovered that one of the best reasons to come weekly is for the mental stimulation it provides for her as well. Ellie is a super sweet, albeit opinionated, girl--but that's one of the reasons why we love her. 

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Fetching More Out Of Life
Meet Dr. Abby!

Abby grew up in the mountains of west Texas (yes, those exist) with a great love of animals and the outdoors. The local small-town veterinarians allowed her to start volunteering at their clinic early on, figuring it was just a phase that all little girls go through, but they quickly found out that they weren't getting rid of her. Abby worked at their mixed-animal practice all through high school and then on into college.

She attended college in east Texas, which provided a good education but very little outdoorsy opportunities. Therefore, she decided to pursue vet school in Colorado, so she moved to Fort Collins after college to establish in-state residency. A year later, vet school began at Colorado State University, and she happily graduated in May 2014. During the summers, she indulged her love for nature by working for the U.S. Geological Survey and as a white water raft guide on the Poudre River. She is now very excited to start her veterinary career in canine rehab with CRCG.

In her non-vet time, Abby spends time with her fiancÚ, Curtis, their dog, Lady Frances, and two cats, Mr. Darcy and Polly-wog. While the cats keep themselves busy doing cat things (sleeping, eating, supervising...), the humans + dog trio enjoy exploring beautiful Colorado and hope to someday move to the Pacific Northwest. 

I am fetching more out of life just by merit of being a new veterinarian and starting an amazing career! I enjoy Monday night volleyball games with friends, am signed up for the Tough Mudder endurance event in September, and am getting married the following month. It turns out I am fetching a lot out of life this year!

We hope you have a great month and are always fetching the most out of life!

 

Swimmingly,

 

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