A Calgary-based dog trainer says he has developed a new way to train a hypertraglyceridemic dog to help with his patients’ cholesterol levels.
The training is designed to treat symptoms like bloating and gas.
In his new video, Dr. John McLeod shows the trainers how he uses a syringe to inject a small amount of his blood into the dog’s belly, and then injects the blood into his patient.
“We’ve been trying to do this for about a year and a half now,” he said.
“The only other way I’ve seen is using a needle to get a needle in your dog’s chest and use it to pump your blood into your dog.”
McLeod said he started working with his students to help them understand what was happening to the dogs, and what the results were.
“I’m going to show you a video that you’re not supposed to see until you’re really trained to do it.
This is not a one-off thing.
This isn’t something that just happens,” he explained.
Dr. McLeod told CBC News that the first few times he did it, he was overwhelmed by how quickly the results started coming in.
“I had a big grin on my face and I said, ‘This is amazing, this is the coolest thing in the world,'” he said, explaining that he was excited to be working with so many people.
McLeod said the blood transfusions were an amazing way to help his patients and help them feel better.
“You can’t do this unless you have a lot of respect for your patient, for the disease, for how the disease is affecting them,” he added.
“And I think it’s a great way to do that.”
McLodle said he was inspired to come up with the training method after reading an article in the Journal of Applied Physiology about the importance of being able to treat the disease in a healthy way.
The training is called hypertragic training and it’s designed to help dogs to help treat their patients’ hypertrathyrophy (the buildup of triglycerides) and hypertrigeas (increased cholesterol).
McLeod has found that the best way to treat this is to use a syringes to inject blood into a dog’s heart and then administer it through their belly to the dog.
“[We’ve] trained these dogs, but the problem is that they don’t understand what they’re doing,” McLeod explained.
“They’re not even aware of what’s happening to their body.
So they don�t know what’s going on, they don?t know where they?re going.”
In addition to the syringe, the training uses a “nose to belly” technique, which means a trainer can place the syringe into the belly and administer the blood directly to the canine.
For McLeod, this was an incredibly valuable method to use because the dogs could learn to take in the blood and know that they were not getting it directly into their bloodstream.
But it wasn’t easy.
While it seemed like it was working, McLeod was frustrated by the way it was taking hours to complete the training.
He said he had to spend an entire week working on the training process before he was able to finish it.
“It took me five days to finish, and I didn?t feel like I did it right,” McLodlesaid.
However, he did say that the training was worth it.
This is a real breakthrough, he said of the technique.
If you are interested in learning more about hypertragenesis, check out this video from the University of Alberta.
Source: CBC News