Extracapsular Repair Failure

While checking my blog traffic sources, I found that I had a visitor searching for information on extracapsular repair gone wrong in a dog. My heart goes out to both the owner and the dog. We too had a scare recently, when Jasmine, after she recovered from bilateral ACL repair, suddenly started limping on her left leg again. Fortunately, it…

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A Word on Pain

Is your dog suffering from pain? Would you know? It seems that there is a wide misconception of how much pain our dogs might have to be in for us to notice. This is important to realize. Dogs don’t go around groaning, whining and complaining. Their instinct is to hide their pain. In a pack,  a dog showing weakness will…

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Talk To Me About Dog ACL/CCL Injuries

I truly hope that you will never have to find out what the acronym ACL/CCL means. But if your dog develops sudden lameness in a hind leg, and particularly if he is a large breed, you might hear your vet say these letters… Image from Dog Health Handbook So what does an ACL injury mean, besides not being good news? …

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