Spinal Tumor in a Dog: Lupa Cannot Walk

Spinal Tumor in a Dog: Lupa Cannot Walk

If your dog becomes unable to walk, it is one of the scariest things to experience. The problem is usually because of the disruption of communication between the brain and the rest of the body. Sometimes, the dog might have difficulty moving and appear weak, and sometimes they might be unable to walk at all. As it turns out, there…

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A Primer on Oral Tumors in Dogs: Is the Lump in My Dog’s Mouth Benign or Cancerous?

A Primer on Oral Tumors in Dogs: Is the Lump in My Dog’s Mouth Benign or Cancerous?

Oral tumors are common in dogs and range from benign masses such as viral papillomas to aggressive malignant tumors.  Malignant oral tumors frequently recur and spread to other parts of the body, even with aggressive therapy. Types of oral tumors Benign papillomas are pink swellings on the gums or other parts of the mouth and have a “wart-like” appearance.  Most…

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New Treatment for Dog Elbow Arthritis: Synovetin OA®

New Treatment for Dog Elbow Arthritis: Synovetin OA®

Is your dog suffering from elbow arthritis? Veterinary clinics are starting to offer a new treatment—Synovetin OA®. Synovetin OA® is a form of nuclear medicine. Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty that involves the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis or treatment of disease. Typically, you might encounter it as a diagnostic tool. For example, the veterinarian will administer…

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A Primer on False Pregnancy in Dogs

A Primer on False Pregnancy in Dogs

False pregnancy is a common problem in dogs.  During the estrus or “heat” cycle: in an intact female dog estrogen levels increase the vulva swells and produces a bloody or straw-colored discharge The hormone changes ensure willingness to accept a male for breeding.  Toward the end of the heat cycle, progesterone levels increase, preparing the uterus for an anticipated pregnancy.…

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