Unsteady Gait in a Dog: Raven’s Stumbling and Trouble Walking

Unsteady Gait in a Dog: Raven’s Stumbling and Trouble Walking

Dealing with your dog’s mobility issues can be equally hard on you and your dog. The list of potential things that can impair your dog’s ability to walk is long and can include: injuries/trauma degenerative conditions metabolic disorders endocrine disorders heart and blood disease infections poisoning immune-mediated conditions adverse reactions neurological conditions cancer The potential suspects differ with acute or…

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Dog Symptoms: When Is It an Emergency?

Dog Symptoms: When Is It an Emergency?

How can you tell whether your dog’s injury or illness calls for an emergency veterinary visit? Dogs seem to get sick or injured at the worst possible times.  Of course this is not their fault, but nonetheless, it does often put owners in the position of having to decide whether an after-hours visit to the veterinarian is truly necessary. Jana’s…

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Canine Physical Therapy: Ramps!

Canine Physical Therapy: Ramps!

The thought of a small to medium-sized dog jumping down from a sofa or bed makes me cringe! The sight of a large, older dog leaping out the back of a truck or van makes me gasp as their joints come in jolting contact with the hard ground. Am I just the “nervous type”?  Well, that’s for another discussion. I…

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