There are many reasons a dog might need orthopedic surgery, including a ruptured cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) or a developmental orthopedic disease, such as elbow or hip dysplasia. A pet being overweight or obese can increase the risk of needing surgery, can contribute to the development of osteoarthritis and joint... Read More
If you look at how your dog plays and things they do every day, such as quick acceleration and deceleration when running, jumping on and off furniture, high jumps and twists to catch balls, and even racing up and down stairs, it’s not surprising that injuries to the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) are so common.
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As a dog owner, you know your dog’s normal behavior and activity levels and are likely to notice any changes that indicate they might be in pain or experiencing discomfort. Watching for these changes can help you know when to talk to your veterinarian about possible treatment options, including surgery.
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Many dog owners aren’t sure what to expect before, during, or after a total hip replacement surgery in dogs. This blog post will provide important information for pet owners who may have a friend or family member that is considering getting this procedure done on their dog.
What is Total Hip Replacement Surgery?
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Medial patellar luxation (MPL) surgery helps correct knee cap dislocation (patellar luxation) in dogs.
We cover the common causes, diagnosis, and surgical experience in our MPL surgery for dogs blog post here.
In this blog we dive deeper into the recovery timeline after a pet needs MPL surgery, including what to... Read More