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Root Signature Pain in Dogs: Elbow Problem Or Root Signature?

Root Signature Pain in Dogs: Elbow Problem Or Root Signature?

When your dog becomes lame, the first suspects are muscle or joint issues. Did you know, however, that lameness can have a neurologic cause? Figuring out whether the problem is orthopedic or neurologic can be challenging. Jasmine’s story As soon as Jasmine improved after her neck issues, without any break to speak of, we were dealing with sudden severe front…

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Misdiagnosed Lameness in a Dog: Cody’s Spinal Cord Diagnosis

Misdiagnosed Lameness in a Dog: Cody’s Spinal Cord Diagnosis

Veterinarians are only human. And even the best veterinarian can misdiagnose your dog. Arriving at the right diagnosis isn’t always easy. What if everything points one way while the problem is something else altogether? Thank you, Dee Bogetti, for sharing Cody’s story. Cody’s mishap Cody was 11 months old. A yellow Lab in training to be my wilderness search and…

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Why Does My Dog Itch: Itching For A Diagnosis

Why Does My Dog Itch: Itching For A Diagnosis

Why is your dog itchy? Don’t jump to conclusions. Sometimes I like to surprise people by asking them, as soon as they walk in the room before they have even had a chance to introduce themselves, something like, “What’s Max here for today, an ear infection?” Visible clinical signs The nice thing about dermatology is that dogs are literally coming…

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