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Canine Spondylosis: The Many Faces Of Arthritis—Viva's Story

Canine Spondylosis: The Many Faces Of Arthritis—Viva's Story

Spondylosis is a type of osteoarthritis that affects the spine. It is common in older dogs, although dogs with early stages of the disease will often show no symptoms. It is characteristic of abnormal bony growths, or osteophytes, around the joints between vertebrae. Osteophytes/bone spurs Osteophytes are bony growths that form in response to damage to a  joint. These are…

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Cruciate Tear Conservative Management: Sandy's Story

Cruciate Tear Conservative Management: Sandy's Story

Can conservative, non-surgical solution work for canine cruciate ligament tears in large dogs? The best answer to the above question is that it depends. It depends on the type and degree of the tear overall health, and condition of the dog the solution used and the ability to get your dog to cooperate Is there any harm in trying? The…

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