Canine Rehabilitation Support Devices: Soft Supports and Wraps

Canine Rehabilitation Support Devices: Soft Supports and Wraps

Canine rehabilitation support devices such as braces, splints or wraps can go a long way to support your dog’s injured limb or body part after trauma, fracture or surgery. Soft supports versus orthotics Specific considerations go into the manufacturing of splints or braces (orthotics) Therapists and professional orthotists design them for specific purposes. These devices can be costly and require…

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Internal Bleeding in a Dog: Lucy’s Sudden Weakness

Internal Bleeding in a Dog: Lucy’s Sudden Weakness

Blood loss for any reason is bad news. With external bleeding, at least you see it. When your dog is bleeding internally, how can you tell? Think about what blood does–it caries nutrients and oxygen to all tissues in the body. Symptoms of blood loss, then, reflect the lack of oxygen and include: pale mucus membranes (e.g. gums) panting lethargy…

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Veterinary Kidney Dialysis: Can Hemodialysis Help Your Dog?

Veterinary Kidney Dialysis: Can Hemodialysis Help Your Dog?

When your dog’s kidneys fail to do their job, dialysis can step in to remove toxins accumulated in the blood. In veterinary medicine, hemodialysis is used to buy time for dogs with acute kidney failure. Time is what a dog with acute kidney injury needs. Things that can cause injury to the kidneys include: over-the-counter medications medication overdose toxins (e.g.…

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