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Canine Bloat (GDV): Risk, Treatment, and Prevention

July 18, 2024

What is Bloat? Bloat describes when a dog’s stomach rapidly overfills with food and gas and twists on itself. Medically this is referred to as gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV). At any given time, a ...

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Old Dogs, New Treatments: 10 Reasons to Consider Rehabilitation for Your Senior Pet

July 2, 2024

Physical rehabilitation in veterinary medicine is similar to physical therapy in people. With the goal of improving a pet’s physical mobility, comfort, and quality of life, veterinary rehabilitation combines therapeutic exercise, hands-on manual therapies, and ...

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The Dangers of Blue-Green Algae

July 1, 2024

What is blue-green algae? Blue-green algae technically are bacteria found in bodies of stagnant fresh water. This includes lakes, ponds, and even fountains or birdbaths. Blue-green algae thrive in warm, dry weather, and so summer ...

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TPLO Surgery in Dogs: Frequently Asked Questions

June 3, 2024

Has your dog been limping on her back leg? Maybe she engaged in an epic rabbit chase and lost. You might have already had an appointment with your primary care veterinarian to discuss the issue, ...

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Ventral Slot Surgery for Intervertebral Disc Disease

April 10, 2024

Ventral slot surgery is a commonly used surgical approach in dogs with cervical disc disease to decompress the spinal cord, alleviate pain, and prevent worsening of neurological signs. This procedure can be complicated and is ...

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TPLO Surgery at Animal Emergency and Specialty Center

March 14, 2024

The cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) in dogs is similar to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in humans. Degeneration of the CCL and, ultimately, tearing of the ligament, is extremely common, often resulting in chronic lameness ...

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