Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog: Skin Pigmentation Changes

Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog: Skin Pigmentation Changes

Dog skin color is determined by cells that produce pigment, melanin. Different breeds come with different skin color. What does it mean, though, when your dog’s skin color changes? Like with any change, it’s important to pay attention. Systemic Yellow skin If your dog’s skin turns yellow, it is referred to as jaundice–this is serious. Though you’re more likely to…

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Holly’s Bulging Eye

Holly’s Bulging Eye

How fast a problem crops up can provide an important indication about its root. The speed of onset is one of the essential clues to how urgent it is to address. On top of that, when the eyes are involved, I wouldn’t wait anyway. Holly’s problem cropped up literally overnight. She was perfectly fine when she went to bed and…

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Luxating Patella Surgical Repair

Luxating Patella Surgical Repair

Luxating patella is the dislocation of the kneecap–the small bone in front of the knee joint. At the top, the kneecap is attached to the quadriceps tendon and at the bottom to the patellar ligament. It not only protects the front of the knee but it assists with the joint movement–straightening of the knee. In a normal knee, the kneecap movement…

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Stacey’s Persistent Vomiting

Stacey’s Persistent Vomiting

When your dog throws up once, you may or may not need to be concerned depending on how your dog is feeling. If it keeps happening, you need to take action. Goldens are known for their hearty appetite. As a breed, they are predisposed to serious health issues, but a weak stomach isn’t one of them. Stacey started regularly puking…

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Juno’s Luxating Patella

Juno’s Luxating Patella

No, I didn’t get the photo mixed up. Juno is a 96 pound Dogue De Bordeaux, and this is her story. If a big girl like Juno starts limping on her hind leg, you’d think the prime suspects would be a torn cruciate ligament or hip dysplasia–issues that large breed dogs are most likely to get. Luxating patella is something that…

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