Category Archives: UT Canine Blogs

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“When You Are All Grown Up”

One of the most common orthopedic problems in dogs is a torn cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). A ligament connects one bone to another, often allowing for movement and stabilization of a joint. People have this ligament also. We call it … Continue reading

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“Rescue”

I am a big proponent of rescue groups. There are many “discarded” dogs and cats, most of which are absolutely wonderful pets. Sometimes people can’t keep them because of hard times, or because they did not responsibly think through the … Continue reading

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Healthy Weight Program

Due to the national obesity epidemic, it is widely recognized that the risk for disease in obese animals is exponentially greater than in patients with more lean muscle mass. Of course, a sedentary lifestyle leads to weight gain, but it … Continue reading

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Open Wound Chronicity due to Peripheral Nerve Damage

History Name: Sunny Age & Sex : 18 mos. old, NM Breed: German Shepherd Lifestyle/occupation: Active dog at a donkey/mule rescue working farm in rural NH. Hx of dogs family lifestyle: Lives with 2 adult owners, and several other rescue … Continue reading

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Ortho-Iliopsoas Strain

History: Name: Casey Age & Sex: spayed female, age 5 years old Breed: Border Collie Lifestyle/Occupation: Family dog to an older couple who live in the country.  They claim to have a very active lifestyle. Hx of dog’s family lifestyle: … Continue reading

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Case 1: Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) Resulting in Partial Paralysis

History:Name: Star Age & Sex: 8 years old, spayed female Breed: Dachshund Lifestyle/occupation: Star is one of 6 Dachshunds.  She lives with all different ages of these dogs, one of which is her sister.  Her owner has shown Star in … Continue reading

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Maybe Your Dog Needed a New Year’s Resolution Too

Dogs suffering from excessive body weight, one of the most common canine medical conditions, find themselves at a risk of decreased longevity and variety of diseases. Numerous studies have looked at dietary energy restrictions as a means of weight reduction, … Continue reading

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