Dry Eye in a Dog: Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS)—Archie’s Story

Dry Eye in a Dog: Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS)—Archie’s Story

Brachycephalic dog breeds, to which Cavalier King Charles Spaniels belong, are highly susceptible to eye issues, including dry eye. A healthy eye is continually bathed in tear liquid. That nourishes and protects the eye from debris, irritants, and infections. The big, adorable eyes of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are naturally susceptible to dry eye simply because of their size. Often,…

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Everything You Need To Know About Parvo

Everything You Need To Know About Parvo

Parvoviruses are a species-specific single-stranded, non-enveloped DNA virus. The canine virus appeared by a mutation in the early 1970s. Subsequent mutations brought about the epidemics of canine parvovirus disease in 1978 – 1979. Since this was a new virus, the pet population did not have immunity to it. Most exposed dogs became very ill and many died. The virus invades…

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Physical Therapy for Full CCL Tears

Physical Therapy for Full CCL Tears

After surgery, physical therapy for full CCL tears should begin upon removal of the sutures, at 10-14 days post-op. You should get instructions from the surgeon on what to do during those first two weeks.  Physical therapy for full CCL tears weeks 2-6 During weeks two through six, the dog should start to bear weight on the limb and take…

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Dog Change in Behavior and Collapse: Trixie’s Story

Dog Change in Behavior and Collapse: Trixie’s Story

Watching your dog collapse is scary, and, unfortunately, the potential causes are all serious. The reason for a collapse is a sudden loss of strength, similarly to fainting or passing out. You dog might appear weak, disoriented, or showing other symptoms of distress prior a collapse. Potential causes of a collapse include: heatstroke anaphylaxis syncope seizures poisoning blood loss heart…

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