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Large Dog Extracapsular Repair: ACL/CCL Injuries In Dogs—Xena’s Story

Large Dog Extracapsular Repair: ACL/CCL Injuries In Dogs—Xena’s Story

Extracapsular Lateral Suture Stabilization (ELSS), or simply extracapsular repair is a surgical procedure that provides stability to a canine stifle after a cruciate ligament tear. A leg with an unstable knee is dysfunctional, painful, and arthritis follows fast. The available treatment options include surgical, regenerative and conservative solutions. The goal of any treatment for ruptured cruciate ligaments is restoring stability…

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Masticatory Myositis in Dogs: Ginger’s Painful Mouth

Masticatory Myositis in Dogs: Ginger’s Painful Mouth

Masticatory myositis is an auto-immune disease. In other words, the immune system attacks the dog’s own jaw muscles as a foreign invader. As a result, the puppies are in severe pain and unable to open their mouth. Can you imagine if it hurt when you tried to eat? And I mean really hurt. Some breeds, including Cavalier King Charles Spaniel,…

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