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Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture Cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCL) is the tearing of an important ligament in the stifle joint (knee), resulting in partial or complete joint instability, pain, and lameness. Torn ligaments retract, do not heal, and cannot be repaired completely. If the injury is not treated, damage to...

Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Cats

The knee joint of the cat is one of the weakest in the body. Just as football players frequently suffer knee injuries, the cat also has knee injuries. The knee joint is relatively unstable because there is no interlocking of bones in the joint. Instead, the two main bones,...

Fur Not Good Sunscreen

Fur Not Good Sunscreen You might think the most important bit of dog health advice would be to let your furry loved one spend all day enjoying the outdoors. But you’d only be half-right. You know we must protect our children and ourselves from the sun. But do you know that...

Jerkey Treats and Dog Deaths

DEET and Drug Amatadine in Dog Jerky Treats The Veterinary News Network recently published a story which claims: “Chicken jerky treats consumed by dogs that became sick have been found to be tainted by the insect repellent DEET and the drug amantadine, according to a veterinary pathologist leading an independent...

Lyme Disease in Dogs and Cats

What is Lyme Disease? Lyme Disease (not Lyme’s Disease) is caused by a spirochete called Borrelia. A spirochete is a type of bacterium. It is transmitted to dogs through the bite of a tick. Once in the blood stream, it is carried to many parts of the body. It is...

Our Pet’s Bones and Joints

Our Pet’s Bones and Joints In many ways, scientific study of anatomy is a celebration of the body’s ingenious architecture.  Just the mere fact that babies are born toothless for the practice of breast feeding and then sprout teeth months afterwards is a suggestion that such phenomena that occur in...

They Call It Dog Breath For a Reason

Dog Breath – may be a sign of poor dental health! It’s shame that most dog owners don’t realize that dental hygiene is as important for their dogs as it is for themselves.  Teeth that have been neglected are subject to several types of mouth disease just like their human...

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