Canine Spondylosis: The Many Faces Of Arthritis—Viva’s Story

Canine Spondylosis: The Many Faces Of Arthritis—Viva’s Story

Spondylosis is a type of osteoarthritis that affects the spine. It is common in older dogs, although dogs with early stages of the disease will often show no symptoms. It is characteristic of abnormal bony growths, or osteophytes, around the joints between vertebrae. Osteophytes/bone spurs Osteophytes are bony growths that form in response to damage to a  joint. These are…

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Cruciate Tear Conservative Management: Sandy’s Story

Cruciate Tear Conservative Management: Sandy’s Story

Can conservative, non-surgical solution work for canine cruciate ligament tears in large dogs? The best answer to the above question is that it depends. It depends on the type and degree of the tear overall health, and condition of the dog the solution used and the ability to get your dog to cooperate Is there any harm in trying? The…

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Why We Resorted to TCVM: When Modern Medicine Doesn’t Have The Answer

Why We Resorted to TCVM: When Modern Medicine Doesn’t Have The Answer

You don’t have to choose between TCVM and modern medicine–find an integrative veterinarian. It is truly amazing what modern veterinary medicine can offer, whether it’s in diagnostics or treatment. Ongoing research continuously brings forth awesome new breakthroughs, such as stem cell regenerative therapy. I am fascinated by veterinary science. I do find, however, that the constant pressure to present fast…

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Veterinary Regenerative Medicine: My Interview with Dr. Robert J. Harman, D.V.M., M.P.V.M. – CEO and founder of Vet-Stem, Regenerative Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Regenerative Medicine: My Interview with Dr. Robert J. Harman, D.V.M., M.P.V.M. – CEO and founder of Vet-Stem, Regenerative Veterinary Medicine

I was awarded an interview with Vet-Stem’s CEO and founder, Dr. Robert J. Harman, D.V.M., M.P.V.M.! My dogs and I are big advocates of veterinary regenerative medicine. I am very excited about helping to get the word out there. Stem cell regenerative therapy is already helping dogs and horses with arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries. And we have more exciting…

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Triple Tibial Osteotomy: My Two Cents on TTO Cruciate Repair

Triple Tibial Osteotomy: My Two Cents on TTO Cruciate Repair

Don’t let your veterinarian present you with a single option for surgical repair of your dog’s torn cruciate ligament. It does matter whether your surgeon is comfortable with any particular procedure. However, it is also important to discuss or research all available options. Figuring out how you want to treat your dog injured knee is an important decision. Surgery is…

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