Real-life Stories

Intermittent Limping in a Dog: Could the Simplest Answer Be the Correct One? Suzie’s Limp

Intermittent Limping in a Dog: Could the Simplest Answer Be the Correct One? Suzie’s Limp

When Suzie first started limping, her foot was red and sore. This is the best-case scenario when it concerns lameness—self-evident, apparent, nonscary reason–a booboo on foot. The vet gave Suzie a shot of Convenia—an injectable antibiotic, the redness cleared up, and Suzie stopped favoring the leg. It’s not over However, a couple of weeks later, the lameness returned. Suzie started…

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Anorexia in Dogs: Aspen’s Leukemia

Anorexia in Dogs: Aspen’s Leukemia

Loss of appetite in dogs can be a sign of a life-threatening condition. When Aspen lost her appetite, it was the first visible sign of her leukemia. Here is her story. Aspen’s story We didn’t know Aspen was seriously ill.  We had decided to take her to see Dr. B because she didn’t seem to be herself, and she was…

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Canine Chronic Ear Infections: Phoenix’s Story

Canine Chronic Ear Infections: Phoenix’s Story

Ear infections in dogs typically secondary to another underlying condition—most commonly allergies. Unless addressed, chronic ear infections will continue to worsen as the tissues change due to the condition. Thank you, Brook, for sharing Phoenix’s story. Phoenix’s story Phoenix is a fourteen-and-a-half-year-old male yellow Labrador Retriever. I received him from the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides when my first…

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