Do you know how to manage chronic pain in your pets, or how to recognize if they are living with pain regularly? September is Animal Pain Awareness Month and is intended to help pet owners learn to recognize the signs of pain in their pets, as well as help them understand the range of pain management therapies available... Read More
It is nearly September, or as it is known in the veterinary community, Animal Pain Awareness Month.
As pet owners, we hate to see our pets in pain or uncomfortable, but unfortunately, it’s not always easy to identify how our pets are really feeling, particularly when they have chronic pain. Learning to recognize the... Read More
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.
In... Read More
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.
If you’ve... Read More