While the respiratory problems are the most well-known problems of brachycephalic dogs, eye problems of brachycephalic dogs may be even more important when it comes to early diagnosis and intervention. The shape of brachycephalic dog faces causes the eye sockets to be shallow which makes the eyeballs especially prominent and vulnerable. There are 5 main problems that can occur with...Read More
Most people are not familiar with the term brachycephalic, but all are familiar with the dog breeds it refers to. Pugs, Boston Terriers, Pekingeses, Boxers, Bulldogs, Shih Tzus, or any one of the other breeds with pushed in or short faces are all “brachycephalic” breeds. The term refers to the length of their upper jaw, coming from the Greek roots...Read More
As a pet owner, you want to keep your dog as healthy as you can for as long as possible. Unfortunately, kidney disease is a common condition in dogs—especially older ones. Luckily, it is treatable. Your pet will only have a chance to live a long and happy life if you seek veterinary attention as soon as you notice signs...Read More
The pancreas is one of your dog’s vital organs. It sits on the right side of the abdomen, right next to their stomach. The pancreas serves an essential role in creating the enzymes your dog needs to digest its food. It also produces insulin and other hormones that regulate your dog’s metabolism and glucose level. If your dog’s pancreas becomes...Read More
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Summer has gone and chilly fall mornings are upon us, so we should soon have a reprieve from the heat, humidity and insects that pester us during the warm months. However, this does not mean that they totally go away, or that we can stop treating our pets for heartworms and fleas. Heartworms are spread through mosquito bites. Did you...Read More
Does your senior dog have hazy or blue gray eyes? Have you ever wondered if your dog has cataracts or has trouble seeing? Frequently, my clients ask me if their dog has cataracts , or assume they have them because of a blue gray haze to the lens of the eye. Today we will talk about differentiating a normal age...Read More
How do you know it’s time? Quality of life assessments are one of the hardest decisions a pet owner faces. Euthanasia offers a peaceful death that alleviates suffering and pain for animals. The hard part is determining if it is time to consider euthanasia. As a general rule when the bad days outnumber the good days it is time to...Read More
- Does euthanasia hurt a dog?
- How do you know when it's time to euthanize your dog.
- How do you know when it's time to euthanize?
- How to put my dog to sleep
- putting a pet to sleep
- What happens when a cat is euthanized?
- What happens when a dog is euthanized?
A ruptured cranial cruciate ligament (CCL), also known as a torn ACL, is one of the most common causes of acute and chronic hind limb lameness we see in clinic practice. The CCL in dogs, much like humans, is one of the major ligaments that connect the upper leg bone (the femur) to the lower leg bone (the tibia). Often,...Read More
Being a pet owner and veterinarian, the struggle is real with pet hair. It somehow makes its way into every imaginable nook and cranny and even somehow drifts into most of my food dishes. We have just grown accustomed to pet hair and cleaning, but clients ask me all the time what they can do to stop pet shedding. If...Read More
What exactly is socialization and why are we concerned about it? Socialization has been defined as a special learning process where an animal learns to interact with and tolerate members of its own species as well as members of other species. This is the process by which we learn to get along with each other. Lots of research has gone...Read More