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Seekonk, MA
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Oscar- Oscar started going to The Canine Joint when he was a year old. That was 6 years ago. We have went for treatment every single week for 6 years. Oscar was a Leonberger which means he was a very big dog and when he was growing his legs grew faster than his body. This unfortunately resulted in some hind leg neurological issues which made it hard for him to get enough exercise and caused him to develop arthritis throughout his body.

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Bridget and Oscar    Seekonk, MA   

Oscar- Oscar started going to The Canine Joint when he was a year old. That was 6 years ago. We have went for treatment every single week for 6 years. Oscar was a Leonberger which means he was a very big dog and when he was growing his legs grew faster than his body. This unfortunately resulted in some hind leg neurological issues which made it hard for him to get enough exercise and caused him to develop arthritis throughout his body. The team at The Canine Joint were amazing with Oscar throughout the years. Each week he receive the royal treatment: water treadmill. laser and massage. I believe that it is because of the treatment that he received that he was able to continue to be active through his years. I cannot say enough about the team at TCJ they are wonderful. Patti especially has a heart of gold and truly treats your dog like it is one of her own. She forms special bonds with your dog and brings them such love and comfort. I often said that even if Oscar was miraculously cured I would still bring him every week because of the team at TCJ. If you are thinking about bringing your dog here I encourage you to do so and I promise you will not be disappointed. The Canine Joint is truly amazing!!!!

Mendon
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Fluff at 13 was starting to have his back legs collapse due to his arthritis. We heard about Canine Joint from our vet and though very doubtful about laser treatment, thought we would try anything to keep him comfortable. It was the best decision we ever made. Fluff is walking so much better, is able to get up from a laying position without help and is even able to climb stairs with very little help. He wouldn't still be here now if it wasn't for the laser treatment he continues to receive from Patty and Emily at Canine Joint.

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Mary    Mendon   

Fluff at 13 was starting to have his back legs collapse due to his arthritis. We heard about Canine Joint from our vet and though very doubtful about laser treatment, thought we would try anything to keep him comfortable. It was the best decision we ever made. Fluff is walking so much better, is able to get up from a laying position without help and is even able to climb stairs with very little help. He wouldn't still be here now if it wasn't for the laser treatment he continues to receive from Patty and Emily at Canine Joint. We consider it a second chance for our best friend.

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Massachusetts
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Just over one year ago, my then 4 year old Golden Retriever Chase, was diagnosed with a partial CCL tear in her rear leg. Concerned with the cost of surgery, and the high risk of injury to the other leg, as well as putting my girl through the surgery and recovery, I sought alternative options. My vet recommended weight loss, supplements, very limited controlled exercise, and keeping her calm! (Have you ever tried to keep a Golden calm?) He suggested swimming as a terrific stress free joint option.

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Anne Caouette    Massachusetts   

Just over one year ago, my then 4 year old Golden Retriever Chase, was diagnosed with a partial CCL tear in her rear leg. Concerned with the cost of surgery, and the high risk of injury to the other leg, as well as putting my girl through the surgery and recovery, I sought alternative options. My vet recommended weight loss, supplements, very limited controlled exercise, and keeping her calm! (Have you ever tried to keep a Golden calm?) He suggested swimming as a terrific stress free joint option. In my search for indoor places to swim in January, I found my answer at the Canine Joint. They were able to evaluate Chase, and suggest alternatives to surgery…..just what I was looking for. Chase started swimming to build the hind quarter muscle mass she lost during her inactivity and she did it all while having fun. Patti suggested an orthopedic brace to give her knee some additional support and she was able to quickly fit her for the device. One year later, Chase is 10 lbs lighter and walking pain free without a brace. I’m excited to report that our vet said “she’s built enough scar tissue around her joint to give it stability and that it is just as strong as had we opted for surgery! She no longer wears her brace but we have continued with the swimming and food supplements and she is walking, trotting, and jumping on the bed just fine! I will continue swimming Chase at the Canine Joint because she loves Emily and it’s fantastic exercise for her without the stress on her joints. They have become like family and I will forever be grateful for their efforts on our behalf!

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Connecticut
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Harvey - I brought our very senior yellow lab mix, Harvey, to The Canine Joint when there were few options left for him. He could not stand, walk, or support his own weight without assistance, and his quality of life was diminishing with every day.

Although I was skeptical at first, his improvement after starting treatment at The Canine Joint was immediate. Harvey received gentle and carefully planned rehabilitative care, and he LOVED attending his sessions! It is nearly a year later,

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Eleni Milas-Romanello    Connecticut   

Harvey - I brought our very senior yellow lab mix, Harvey, to The Canine Joint when there were few options left for him. He could not stand, walk, or support his own weight without assistance, and his quality of life was diminishing with every day.

Although I was skeptical at first, his improvement after starting treatment at The Canine Joint was immediate. Harvey received gentle and carefully planned rehabilitative care, and he LOVED attending his sessions! It is nearly a year later, and Harvey still enjoys a quality of life that I had feared was only a part of his past. With their flexible scheduling options, I have been able to make visits to The Canine Joint a regular part of our routine so that Harvey can continue to live each day to its fullest!



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South Attleboro, MA
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Moose-Just want to thank you for your help with my older lab mix Moose. He Has made an amazing recovery over the last few months. Apparently the result of an infection, in March Moose became lethargic and developed extreme lameness in his right hip. After a few anxious nights at Tufts Animal Hospital. Moose was discharged with a support harness that was necessary to help him get up and support his weight as he walked. The orthopedist at Tufts recommended Moose start therapy and after a month his progress would be checked and a decision made if surgery was necessary.

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Jason Pinto    South Attleboro, MA   

Moose-Just want to thank you for your help with my older lab mix Moose. He Has made an amazing recovery over the last few months. Apparently the result of an infection, in March Moose became lethargic and developed extreme lameness in his right hip. After a few anxious nights at Tufts Animal Hospital. Moose was discharged with a support harness that was necessary to help him get up and support his weight as he walked. The orthopedist at Tufts recommended Moose start therapy and after a month his progress would be checked and a decision made if surgery was necessary. After a month of therapy Moose went back to Tufts and they were thrilled with his progress, surgery avoided! The care and affection that you showed Moose during his therapy sessions is so much appreciated. Moose enjoyed the sessions as well, he always approached your door with enthusiasm and a wagging tail. Aquatic therapy on the treadmill was the perfect activity to strengthen his atrophied muscles. Thanks again for all of the services you provide to dogs and the people who care about them!

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Gloscester, RI
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Tango my four year old Bullmastiff began competing in AKC dog shows last year and seemed to be having trouble with his right shoulder. He seemed to be holding back his range of motion. After going through expensive x-rays and examinations with my vet, nothing was found. I felt helpless. I reached out to Patty at The Canine Joint and explained what he was going through. She asked that I bring him in, and she would do an evaluation with him.

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Kristen    Gloscester, RI   

Tango my four year old Bullmastiff began competing in AKC dog shows last year and seemed to be having trouble with his right shoulder. He seemed to be holding back his range of motion. After going through expensive x-rays and examinations with my vet, nothing was found. I felt helpless. I reached out to Patty at The Canine Joint and explained what he was going through. She asked that I bring him in, and she would do an evaluation with him. When we first went in for our first initial exam, the staff had set up a program specific for him that included laser and hydrotherapy. It worked! Within a few months, he was back on track. His range of motion and gait looked beautiful as he glided across the show ring. On April 29, 2012, Tango won his Championship Title! And then he went on to win Best of Breed in New York earlier this month! Thank you Canine Joint! Because of Patty’s knowledge and skilled staff, Tango’s problem with his right shoulder was resolved!

With his size and short life expectancy, I have decided to keep him on a fitness program at The Canine Joint. His workouts help to keep his limbs loose and will help prevent problems that his breed is prone to. My goal is to make his life healthy and happy. I want to have him in my life for a very long time and his workouts at The Canine Joint have helped him achieve my goals. Many thanks to Patty and her staff! Everyone at the Canine Joint is so knowledgeable in this field, and is always able to pinpoint specific programs for each of their patient’s cases. They are terrific! You must check out The Canine Joint.

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Providence, RI
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Babushe my 12 year old ball of energy was limping. My heart was breaking. I was told that the condition untreated would result in him being unable to walk properly, squat and move his bowels and then lift himself. My best friend would become crippled. My heart was breaking. I had always done everything that I knew of to make his life a happy and healthy one. The vet suggested The Canine Joint. He said that they were reasonably priced and had heard good things about them.

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Adele    Providence, RI   

Babushe my 12 year old ball of energy was limping. My heart was breaking. I was told that the condition untreated would result in him being unable to walk properly, squat and move his bowels and then lift himself. My best friend would become crippled. My heart was breaking. I had always done everything that I knew of to make his life a happy and healthy one. The vet suggested The Canine Joint. He said that they were reasonably priced and had heard good things about them. In tears I visited them. It has been the best decision I have ever made. With loving and professional care they have brought my Babushe back to health. They treated him like he is their own. The massage, laser and water therapy have allowed him to regain his confidence and pain free build up muscle where he had lost it. He is walking up stairs where once he was crying for he couldn't climb them. There is no way I can thank them for what they have done. Bring your dog to The Canine Joint. Try it you will be doing the best thing for you and your dog

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Seven Arrows Farm - Attleboro
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Nicky, our pitbull, never really recovered from being hit by a car when he was 2. After the first round of treatments at The Canine Joint, we saw increased muscle mass and dramatic improvement in his ability to get around. He now uses both his back legs to climb stairs where he could only use one before, and looks 2 years younger. We look forward to Nicky gaining even more mobility as he continues his weekly Canine Joint visits! Thank you Patti,

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Judy and Michael Marcellot    Seven Arrows Farm - Attleboro   

Nicky, our pitbull, never really recovered from being hit by a car when he was 2. After the first round of treatments at The Canine Joint, we saw increased muscle mass and dramatic improvement in his ability to get around. He now uses both his back legs to climb stairs where he could only use one before, and looks 2 years younger. We look forward to Nicky gaining even more mobility as he continues his weekly Canine Joint visits! Thank you Patti, his therapist and Cheryl, Nick's chiropractor.

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East Greenwich, RI
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Cleo - “At 14 years old my American Eskimo, Cleo, now suffers from degenerative myelopathy. Over time this progressive disease has taken a dramatic toll on Cleo’s mobility, impacting her quality of life. After Cleo became a patient of Patti’s, I could not be happier with the results.

I have been very impressed with Patti’s breadth of knowledge and her ability and willingness to apply her experience to develop a highly personalized program for Cleo. Patti began performing her unique form of pet physical therapy a little more than a year ago and Cleo has really responded.

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Elizabeth Procaccianti    East Greenwich, RI   

Cleo - “At 14 years old my American Eskimo, Cleo, now suffers from degenerative myelopathy. Over time this progressive disease has taken a dramatic toll on Cleo’s mobility, impacting her quality of life. After Cleo became a patient of Patti’s, I could not be happier with the results.

I have been very impressed with Patti’s breadth of knowledge and her ability and willingness to apply her experience to develop a highly personalized program for Cleo. Patti began performing her unique form of pet physical therapy a little more than a year ago and Cleo has really responded.

Patti’s special way of conveying compassion and kindness through her tender approach has helped Cleo to cope in a manner that really makes a difference. We leave every treatment session with a very positive feeling knowing that Patti is delivering the most advanced care available in very personal manner.

Although we can’t stop the effects of the disease, Patti’s professional yet caring style has certainly provided an added level of comfort to both of us."

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Daphne - Initially, we brought Daphne, our 8-1/2 year old Bull Mastiff, to The Canine Joint for exercise with the goal of weight loss. Daphne has suffered from chronic and painful inter-digital cysts her entire life, which diminished her ability and desire to go for walks. Over the years, Daphne packed on the pounds due to her lack of exercise and being a spayed female. About a year ago, our vet told us that her age and weight had caused arthritis in her spine,

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Kim, Mark & Daphne Olson   

Daphne - Initially, we brought Daphne, our 8-1/2 year old Bull Mastiff, to The Canine Joint for exercise with the goal of weight loss. Daphne has suffered from chronic and painful inter-digital cysts her entire life, which diminished her ability and desire to go for walks. Over the years, Daphne packed on the pounds due to her lack of exercise and being a spayed female. About a year ago, our vet told us that her age and weight had caused arthritis in her spine, which was affecting her gait and ability to use stairs. If that wasn’t enough, the vet added that she was also at risk of blowing out knee or hip, which would be a death sentence for a dog her age and size. I had been driving by The Canine Joint for months, and it was time to call. Patty was great and I felt encouraged. I immediately sent the authorization form to Daphne’s veterinarian, who was supportive and enthusiastic about benefits she would receive from regular hydrotherapy. Within the first few sessions, we saw amazing changes in Daphne. First, she was simply in better spirits, but more importantly, Daphne was moving with a fluidity we had not seen in so long. While Daphne has been side-tracked a few times with foot surgery, we get her back to therapy as soon as possible (doctor’s orders) because without it the difference is remarkable. We also recently found out she has bursitis in her elbow, which at times seems painful after her therapy. Nonetheless, our vet has assured us that the benefits she is getting from the hydrotherapy: building muscle tissue throughout her body, strengthening her heart and bones, far outweigh a little bursitis pain (which the vet manages with some medication). We are so pleased with Daphne’s progress and overall improved condition since she has been treated Patty and her staff. Daphne is now 9-1/2 and she is happy, healthy and playing with her 2-year old brother and sister Bull Mastiffs. She went from sleeping most of the day and going down only a few steps out the front door, to being up and around, playing with the pups and going down a full set of stairs to the back yard. Thanks, Patty & Staff!

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