Promoting Your Working Dog's Healing Process
We want our working, herding, and agility dogs to be just like rodeo athletes—rodeo athletes injure themselves and bounce back quickly.
How good are rodeo athletes at bouncing back? Dr. Robert Ferrari, from the University of Alberta's Department of Medicine looked at whiplash injuries and found the average person takes over 70 days to return to work, but rodeo athletes are back working within a month. Researchers say it’s attitude that makes it possible for athletes to heal in half the time it takes the rest of us. Researchers also acknowledged that these athletes are helped by being in peak physical shape.
Similar mental and physical traits characterize our working, herding, and agility dogs. We can promote their ability to bounce back from injury by using: rest, ice, and pain control which may include pain medications prescribed by your pet's veterinarian.
to Working Injuries
- Australian Shepherd
- Border Collie
- English Shepherd
- German Shepherd
Old English Sheepdog