Real-life Stories

Canine Hip Dysplasia: Indy’s Struggle with Sore Hips

Canine Hip Dysplasia: Indy’s Struggle with Sore Hips

You might think of hip dysplasia as sore, arthritic hips. While it is true that arthritis inevitable develops, hip dysplasia means an unstable hip joint. You can learn more about hip dysplasia and how to prevent it here. Thank you, Angie Falcsik, for sharing Indy’s story. Indy’s story Indy’s story began about 4 years ago when Indy was just 6…

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Canine IVDD Surgery: Best Money I Ever Spent—Lincoln’s Disc Injuries

Canine IVDD Surgery: Best Money I Ever Spent—Lincoln’s Disc Injuries

Spinal surgery—laminectomy—is a costly but life-changing treatment for dogs with disc injuries. Many dogs recover with conservative treatment but for some, surgery is the best way to give them their lives back. Laminectomy is a surgical procedure that relieves compression on the spinal cord. Thank you, Laura Potts, for sharing Lincoln’s story. Lincoln’s story The first few years of Lincoln’s…

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Urinary Incontinence in Puppies: Puppies Pee, Huh? Koda’s Story

Urinary Incontinence in Puppies: Puppies Pee, Huh? Koda’s Story

Urinary incontinence describes involuntary pee leakage. Common causes of urinary incontinence include: urinary tract infections (UTIs) excessive drinking weak bladder sphincter spinal cord disease The above issues are those your veterinarian should look at first. But what happens when they are ruled out and a solution is lacking? Then it is time to investigate less common causes, such as ectopic…

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Elbow Dysplasia in a Dog: Running With The Wind—Trago’s Elbow Dysplasia Surgery And Stem Cell Treatment

Elbow Dysplasia in a Dog: Running With The Wind—Trago’s Elbow Dysplasia Surgery And Stem Cell Treatment

The canine elbow quite a complicated joint. Various problems in the elbow are all categorized as elbow dysplasia. Unlike the hip, the elbow joint is made up of three bones. Not unlike with hip dysplasia, when the bones don’t fit together perfectly, it leads to pain, lameness, and arthritis. Treatment depends on the severity of the disease but usually involves…

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