CCL Surgery Complications: My Love Is Sleeping At My Feet

CCL Surgery Complications: My Love Is Sleeping At My Feet

Any surgery can bring complications. CCL surgeries are no different. Every type comes with a list of potential complications; some more predictable and avoidable than others. This story was submitted by one of my readers, who wishes to remain anonymous. It is not fair that some dogs have been dealt such terrible cards. But love overcomes much! My love and…

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The Antidote to Canine Cancer: You Will Never Look At Fat The Same Way Again

The Antidote to Canine Cancer: You Will Never Look At Fat The Same Way Again

Adipose tissue (fat) is the biggest endocrine organ that produces hormones and cytokines that create a constant state of chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is a recipe for disaster. Obesity predisposes dogs to many serious diseases such as cruciate ligament ruptures intervertebral disk disease osteoarthritis congestive heart failure Cushing’s disease skin disorders and some types of cancer Introduction What if I…

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Canine Extracapsular Repair: Sandy’s Extracapsular Repair

Canine Extracapsular Repair: Sandy’s Extracapsular Repair

The extracapsular repair is an old technique but it can work and it is the least invasive surgical technique to date. It is not recommended for large dogs but it can be done successfully. It is, however, more vulnerable during the post-op recovery. Thank you, Luanne, for sharing Sandy’s story. Sandy’s story Sandy’s conservative management for her ACL injury had…

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