Category Archives: Canine Injuries

Femoral Head and Neck Excision (FHNE) in Dogs

What is FHNE in Dogs Femoral Head and Neck Excision Arthroplasty refers to the removal of the articulating, ball at the top of the thigh bone (femur). This procedure has been used for the management of a range of conditions involving the hip joint. The most common reasons for this are untreatable hip joint fractures,…

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Hydrotherapy for Canine Tendonitis

What is Canine Tendonitis? A tendon is a band of tissue that connects muscle to bone. "Tendonitis" occurs when a tendon is inflamed, irritated, stretched, torn or ruptured. In dogs, the most common tendon injuries occur in the forepaws and shoulders, but tendonitis can occur in any tendon. Treatment of canine tendonitis varies based on…

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FHO In Dogs

What is Femoral Head Osteotomy (FHO) Surgery? A femoral head osteotomy also referred to as a femoral head osteotomy or FHO, is the surgical removal of the head and neck of the femur. In simpler terms, it is the removal of the “ball” part of the ball-and-socket that makes up the hip joint. This way,…

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Muscle Spasms in Dogs & How to Help

Muscle spasms happen when your dog’s muscle contractions are interrupted. This is often caused by intense physical activity or a lack of sufficient fluids. These localized twitches can be a sign of muscle strain or damage, and though they aren’t life-threatening, they can be painful for your pet, especially if he’s been having them for…

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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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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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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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Hydrotherapy for Sprains, Strains & Tears in Dogs

Our four-legged friends stand on their toes, ankles in the air, knees forward. Imagine doing that all day and you’ll have a better idea of the weight and stress your dog puts on his muscles and joints. It takes lots of energy, strength, and flexibility to chase squirrels, scratch behind ears, wrestle with playmates, jump on beds, and leap…

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