There are a lot of available surgeries for our pets, and it’s understandable that owners want to know more about veterinary medicine and what their pets are going through. If your pup ever does need surgery, your primary veterinarian and… Read More
Archive for the ‘Veterinary Surgery’ Category
A Basic Overview of Limb Amputation
One of the things no one wants to face when it comes to a beloved pet is the possibility of needing limb amputation. While veterinarians and board-certified veterinary surgeons will do everything they can to avoid this scenario, it is… Read More
What Role Do NSAIDs Have in Veterinary Medicine?
When it comes to pain management, nothing else works quite the way nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) do. While this class of medications are excellent at what they do and are prescribed for post-surgical care as well as for pain management… Read More
Why Should You Crate or Confine Your Dog After Surgery?
Crate training your dog is often pretty easy when they’re a puppy, and it can provide a lot of unexpected benefits throughout their lifetime. In particular, being able to crate your dog after surgery can provide several important benefits that… Read More
Aspirin for Dogs: The Side Effects of NSAIDs
It’s always difficult to see our dogs in pain or discomfort. Thankfully, there are plenty of great medications available for dogs who are dealing with pain, and one of these types of medications is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Post-Surgery Antibiotics for Your Pet
Having to put your pet through surgery is a harrowing experience, and it doesn’t end once they come off the operating table. After surgery, a lot of care and maintenance goes into ensuring a smooth recovery through wound care, limiting… Read More
TPLO Surgery Aftercare
Dogs that have suffered a Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) rupture—which is similar to a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in humans—often need corrective surgery to mitigate the injury and slow the onset of arthritis. According to the American College of… Read More
A Primer on Mast Cell Tumors
The idea of our beloved pets developing tumors, even benign ones, is scary and worrisome. However, it does happen and it requires a quick response to seek treatment. Mast cell tumors are skin tumors that can affect both dogs and… Read More
What is Screw Tail?
Screw tail is kind of a silly name, but it refers to a serious condition that affects some dogs. Also called an ingrown tail, or a corkscrew tail, this condition most commonly affects English and Australian Bulldogs. It is also… Read More
The Importance of the E-Collar & Suitable Alternatives
When you pick up your pet from surgery, your vet will likely have put them into an Elizabethan collar, or e-collar for short. These ridiculous-looking plastic cones serve an important purpose after your pet’s surgery to keep them on the… Read More