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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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Bloody Vomit in a Dog: Susie’s Severe Stomach Upset

Bloody Vomit in a Dog: Susie’s Severe Stomach Upset

When your dog falls severely ill, foaming at their mouth and vomiting, it is an emergency. It becomes even more concerning when you see blood in your dog’s vomit. Many potential causes can lead to blood in your dog’s puke, such as: trauma heatstroke stomach ulcers inflammation within the GI tract infections poisoning clotting disorders liver failure Associated symptoms might…

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TightRope® CCL Fixation System: Dorie’s Knee Surgery

TightRope® CCL Fixation System: Dorie’s Knee Surgery

The TightRope surgery was developed as an upgrade to the lateral suture stabilization (LSS) for cruciate injuries in dogs. Is it a better technique with better results? Both techniques have their risks to reward ratio. While stronger than surgical suture, the perception is that the patented braided TightRope material is the main reason for potential complications. It has, however, worked…

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