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Canine TPLO Post-Op: Coco’s Diary

Canine TPLO Post-Op: Coco’s Diary

  Obtaining and carefully following post-surgery instructions from your veterinarian/surgeon is essential for a positive outcome. Make sure you ask for a detailed, day-by-day recovery plan. You’d be surprised how often surgeons allow dog parents to go home without them. You can see an example of a cruciate ligament (ACL/CCL surgery post-op care plan looks like here. There are some…

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Dog Addison’s Diagnosis: Gracie Lou Clough’s Story

Dog Addison’s Diagnosis: Gracie Lou Clough’s Story

Canine Addison’s disease can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated. Canine Addison’s disease doesn’t have a cure, but it can be managed with treatment. Thank you, Bobbi Borst Clough, for sharing Gracie Lou’s story. Gracie Lou’s story The background Gracie was a 10-year-old 134 lb English Mastiff. Gracie was abused until she was six months old. She then went…

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Intestinal Obstructions in Dogs: Chance’s Upset Belly—The Case Of The Well-Hidden Obstruction

Intestinal Obstructions in Dogs: Chance’s Upset Belly—The Case Of The Well-Hidden Obstruction

Gastrointestinal obstruction is the partial or full blockage of the digestive tract. It can occur in the stomach or in the intestine. It can be life-threatening. Symptoms might include vomiting diarrhea loss of appetite straining to poop pain lethargy Thank you, Dawn Munger, for sharing Chance’s story. Chance’s story Chance was a four y/o American Bulldog mix. I volunteer at…

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