Dog health advocacy

CCL Tears Conservative Management: My Two Cents on Non-Surgical Treatment of Cruciate Ligament Tears in Dogs

CCL Tears Conservative Management: My Two Cents on Non-Surgical Treatment of Cruciate Ligament Tears in Dogs

Is there a way to treat your dog’s torn cruciate ligament without surgery? The best treatment option for your dog’s CCL injury depends on several factors such as: size/weight age/activity level overall health/other medical conditions degree of damage I always give serious consideration to non-invasive options before making any treatment decision for my dog. Why put your dog through surgery…

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Loss of Balance in a Dog: Timmy Develops a Head Tilt and Starts Falling into His Side

Loss of Balance in a Dog: Timmy Develops a Head Tilt and Starts Falling into His Side

When your dog cannot stand up or walk, it is one of the scariest things to witness. I have been there. There are some terrifying diseases that can cause such symptoms including: infections poisoning IVDD immune-mediated conditions inflammatory conditions vascular conditions tumors Further information: Drunken Gait/Ataxia in Dogs: Why Is My Dog Stumbling Around? The most common cause of loss…

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Eye Injuries in Dogs: Buzz’s Story of a Sore, Red Eye

Eye Injuries in Dogs: Buzz’s Story of a Sore, Red Eye

Canine eyes are incredibly vulnerable, and even the smallest injury can lead to serious trouble. When your dog injures their eye, it is always a reason for concern and reason to consult with a veterinarian. Causes of eye injuries in dogs include scratches, blunt force, foreign bodies, abnormally growing eyelashes, or abnormal eyelids. Jasmine had to have her renegade eyelash…

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CCL Tears TightRope Repair: My Two Cents on the TightRope® CCL Fixation System

CCL Tears TightRope Repair: My Two Cents on the TightRope® CCL Fixation System

The TightRope fixation technique is an update on the traditional suture repair. The modifications were to address concerns about safety, effectiveness, and availability of the surgical CCL repairs available at the time. The TightRope fixation differs from the traditional suture stabilization in the following ways: stronger material bone anchors TightRope versus extracapsular repair Extracapsular repair The traditional suture repair achieves…

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