Pet Insurance: Does Your Policy Actually Cover Emergency Care In Real Time?

An unexpected injury can happen to your pet in a matter of seconds, and leave lasting damage to the body. This is why many individuals choose to get pet insurance for their animals. Veterinarian care can be extremely expensive, particularly if it involves emergency care and surgery.  Depending on the type of insurance company that…

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Should My Dog Use Adequan For a Cruciate Ligament Injury?

If your dog has experienced either a minor tear or a complete rupture of its ACL, you may be looking for a variety of treatment options. Surgery may be the most appropriate course of action, and even if surgery occurs, it may be well worth considering Adequan in your treatment plan. Although not originally intended…

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Should I Put Down A Dog With A Torn ACL?

For most of us, having a pet means loving an additional family member. This means that while our dogs are animals, the heart does not necessarily discern between love for another human versus an animal. Therefore the decision to put your pet down will always be an incredibly challenging one.  Typically owners will choose to…

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Why Should You Use A Soft Cone During Your Dog’s Surgical Recovery?

After most surgeries of any kind, your dog will be required to wear a cone around their neck so as to prevent licking of the sutures at the incision point. This helps to keep the wound in a position to heal quickly and effectively, even though your dog is unlikely to enjoy wearing the cone. …

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Long Term ACL Tearing In Dogs: Catch The Injury Early For Best Results

When that ‘pop’ sound of a sudden CCL tear in a dog’s knee happens, it is pretty obvious to the owner that an injury has occurred. But what happens when a dog’s knee ligaments experience a slow decline into lameness? For most dogs who suffer from an ACL tear, it is actually more of a…

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What Is QLF Or MFLS Surgery And Why Is It Being Performed In One Primary Location?

Injuries to the back hind knees of dogs is the leading cause of injury to canines. As a result substantial research has gone into figuring out the best way to prevent this specific injury, and how to repair it.  While there are several surgical and nonsurgical options to help heal your dog, the emerging surgery…

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Prevention Protocol To Keep Your Dog’s CCL Protected: Obesity, Early Neutering, and Personal Fitness

The number one leading cause of injury for canines is a torn ACL in their hind legs. This can lead to ongoing and painful problems for your dog if left untreated. While there are many treatment options ranging from a variety of surgeries, as well as non surgical solutions,ultimately  prevention is the best protocol. So,…

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Dog Knee Injuries And The Cold Winter Months: How To Protect Your Dog’s Knees In Icy Conditions

The cold winter months can present an increase in dog knee injuries in northern climates with slippery icy conditions. Whether your dog has recovered from dog knee surgery or if you are looking to prevent a tear in your dog’s ACL, then there are a few things to consider during the iciest times of year. …

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First Aid For Torn ACL In Dogs: What Can You Do In The First 24 Hours After Your Dog Has Torn Or Partially Torn Their ACL?

The first twenty-four hours after your dog tears their ACL are critical for long term recovery. So, what can you as a dog owner do the first few moments, hours following a hind knee injury in your dog? A torn ACL in a dog is by far the most common orthopedic injury in dogs, and…

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How To Prevent Knee Injury In Your Rescue Dog: You May Be Able To Help Prevent The Trauma Of Knee Injury

  Our furry children come into our lives sometimes as puppies, but also as grown abandoned dogs in need of a home and love. With hind knee injuries being the most common among canines, there is a lot that can be done if we have our dogs since puppyhood to prevent the tearing of the…

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