Small Puppy Hypoglycemia: Angel’s Story

Small Puppy Hypoglycemia: Angel’s Story

Hypoglycemia is a medical term for low blood sugar. Small breed puppies are extremely vulnerable to this life-threatening situation. Symptoms of hypoglycemia include weakness lethargy sleepiness neurological signs twitching tremors seizures coma Puppies can develop hypoglycemia from parasitic infestation or simply because of insufficient caloric intake and reserves. Glucose reserves are in the liver but tiny puppies’ liver is so…

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Dog Injury or Surgery Recovery: Mishaps versus Setbacks

Dog Injury or Surgery Recovery: Mishaps versus Setbacks

What is the difference between a mishap and a setback? And are they unavoidable during your dog’s recovery from surgery or injury? A mishap is an unfortunate event or accident that might happen while your dog is healing from a surgery or injury. Your dog’s activity level, mobility challenges, and their environment can be contributing factors that can end up…

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Veterinary Care Decisions: The Other Side Of The Coin – The Cost Of Defensive Medicine

Veterinary Care Decisions: The Other Side Of The Coin – The Cost Of Defensive Medicine

You may have heard the phrase “defensive medicine” used during the recent health care debate in the United States.  Defensive medicine describes the situation where a doctor makes a decision regarding a patient’s care not simply based on what is best for that patient but also taking into consideration a perceived need to cover his or her white-coated backside in…

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Tibetan Terrier Balance Issues: Winston Starts Staggering and Walking in Circles

Tibetan Terrier Balance Issues: Winston Starts Staggering and Walking in Circles

What do you do if your dog starts stumbling and walking in circles? Walking in circles alone can have various reasons—anxiety, pain, neurological issues or vestibular disease. Circling together with stumbling and eye movement narrows it down to an issue with the balance center. Winston’s story Winston was a senior Tibetan Terrier in generally good health. As Winston reached eighteen…

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