Real-life Stories

CCL Injury Conservative Management: Tucker’s Story

CCL Injury Conservative Management: Tucker’s Story

Is surgery the only option to treat your dog’s cruciate ligament tear? Are there non-surgical solutions to your dog’s knee injury? Thank you, Mandie, for sharing your conservative management experience and success the second time around. Tucker’s story Tucker is my (almost) 6-year-old American Bulldog. From our first meeting in the shelter, I should have known it would be a…

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Excessive Thirst in a Dog: Oscar’s Increased Drinking and Diagnosis

Excessive Thirst in a Dog: Oscar’s Increased Drinking and Diagnosis

Different environmental and physiological factors determine how much water your dog needs to drink on any given day. Things that influence fluctuation in your dog’s water intake include: ambient temperature activity level type of diet However, with all things being equal, if your dog starts drinking more than usual, you need to consider an underlying health problem. Illnesses that will…

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