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The Power of Prevention for Orthopedic Injuries in Dogs

Human and animal athletes have more in common than you might think, including a wide variety of orthopedic injuries and problems. In both human and veterinary medicine, we are learning more and more about preventing this kind of trouble. There are also several new and effective options for treating orthopedic injuries in pets. Pounds of…

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Hydrotherapy for Hydrocephalus in Dogs

Our client Jake who has Hydrocephalus What is Hydrocephalus? Smaller dogs, especially miniature and toy breeds are more affected by hydrocephalus. Snub nosed breeds such as the Boston Terrier, English Bulldog and Pekingese are at a higher risk. The Chihuahua, Manchester Terrier, Toy Poodle and Yorkshire Terrier are also predisposed to hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus in dogs is where there is an excess of cerebrospinal fluid that has…

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Total Hip Replacement in Dogs

Parker, our Golden Retriever client who has Hip Dysplasia Osteoarthritis from Canine Hip Dysplasia. What does this mean? Canine hip dysplasia is a developmental disorder in which the hip joint is abnormally shaped. Because of the altered biomechanics of the hip joint, osteoarthritis develops early, causing significant pain and disability. What does the total Hip Replacement surgery involve?…

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Can All Dogs Swim? Why Swim Lessons are a Good Idea

Does your dog run with excitement to every body of water in sight? Maybe you can’t walk past a creek or pond without your pup diving in. Or maybe your dog treats water like the enemy and will do anything to stay dry. Every dog is different and not all are born with a love…

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K9 Hydrotherapy Explained

Canine Hydrotherapy Hydrotherapy began as a treatment for humans in ancient times and expanded to include animals when racehorses began benefiting from seawater. Greyhounds dove in on the action to improve their strength and speed, as well as heal injuries from the rigors of racing. Hydrotherapy eventually became recognized and used as a therapeutic option…

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Why You Need to Withhold Feeding Your Dog Prior to Exercise!

Have you heard of bloat? If you’ve got a dog at home, this disease is something you should learn about. In humans, bloat, also known as gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) complex, is pretty harmless. For dogs though, this disease can be extremely dangerous and life threatening. It is important to take the time to educate yourself…

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Beat the Heat: Spring & Summer Weather

Even though summertime involves getting outside more and enjoying the weather, there are serious things to consider if and when you take your dog outdoors. The high temperatures, especially here in Central Florida, can be dangerous and sometimes deadly, and heat stroke, unfortunately, is a common occurrence during the warm months. It is vital to…

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Allergic to Your Dog? Ways to Help…

15 to 20% of Americans have some sort of allergic reaction to dogs. Despite the prevalence of dog-related asthma, sneezing, itchy skin and hives, nearly half of US households have at least one pup. Pet lovers are clearly willing to endure their symptoms in order to enjoy the many benefits of sharing their lives with dogs. Luckily, there…

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How to Diagnose & Treat Joint Pain in Dogs

Just the thought our dogs suffering silently from hidden pain breaks the heart of any dog parent. Sadly, research shows that 4 out of 5 dogs over the age of 8 are suffering from some kind of joint pain. And while we humans have the ability to reach for pain meds and talk to our doctor about symptoms,…

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Smile! It’s Pet Dental Health Month

Oral Health: Not Just For Humans February is National Pet Dental Health month, and when your beloved pup is due for their oral health exam, there are usually always warning signs alerting you. From smelly breath, to lost teeth or even changes in their eating and chewing habits, you will know it is time to…

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