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Musculoskeletal Diseases and Injuries

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Dogs: Symptoms and Diagnosis

Part I: Symptoms and Diagonosis | Part II: Treatment and Management Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common orthopedic injuries veterinarians see in dogs. The ligament is also known as the Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) in animals. It connects the bone above the knee (the femur) with the bone below the knee (the tibia). Essentially, the ACL stabilizes the knee (or stifle) joint. Canine stifle or knee joint It does not...
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Dogs: Treatment and Management

Part I: Symptoms and Diagonosis | Part II: Treatment and Management Canine ACL tears are debilitating to a dog. Oftentimes, full tears to a dog's ACL will require surgical repair to avoid severe, progressive osteoarthritis. Surgical repairs to ACL tears have a high success rate (usually around 95% for all the procedures), but as with all surgical procedures there is always risks involved. For partial tears, non-surgical treatment may be the better, less invasive option,...
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Paralyzed Akita Walks Again - Zara's Miracle The Story of a Determined Akita and Her Devoted Mom

Zara’s Miracle The Story of a Determined Akita and Her Devoted Mom Anita Foulkrod   Our journey began in October 2008, after the passing of my fifteen year-old black and white Akita, Tara. I wasn’t sure I was ready to open my heart to another dog, but I dearly missed the clicking of paws in the house. I decided on two rules regarding a new dog: it had to be an Akita, and it must...
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Youngest dog ever to receive full hip replacement in UK looking for new home

Stanley, a 10-month-old Cocker Spaniel, is the youngest dog in Britain to receive a full hip replacement. The pup had a rare degenerative disorder called Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, which was slowly degenerating his hip bones. The disease worsened quickly to the point where the pup was in constant pain and unable to walk. Veterinarians elected to give him hip replacement surgery rather than euthanize him. The surgery is usually given to dogs twice his age, but...
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Dogs: Symptoms and Diagnosis

Part I: Symptoms and Diagonosis | Part II: Treatment and Management Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common orthopedic injuries veterinarians see in dogs. The ligament is also known as the Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) in animals. It connects the bone above the knee (the femur) with the bone below the knee (the tibia). Essentially, the ACL stabilizes the knee (or stifle) joint. Canine stifle or knee joint It does not...
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Dogs: Treatment and Management

Part I: Symptoms and Diagonosis | Part II: Treatment and Management Canine ACL tears are debilitating to a dog. Oftentimes, full tears to a dog's ACL will require surgical repair to avoid severe, progressive osteoarthritis. Surgical repairs to ACL tears have a high success rate (usually around 95% for all the procedures), but as with all surgical procedures there is always risks involved. For partial tears, non-surgical treatment may be the better, less invasive option,...
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Dog paralyzed due to injury able to walk again after pioneering cell transplant

Scientists at Cambridge University have successfully reversed paralysis in a dog named Jasper, after injecting him with cells grown from the lining of his nose. Jasper was one of 34 pet dogs that participated in the study that was recently published in the journal Brain. The pet dogs had all suffered spinal injuries, which prevented them from using their back legs. Scientists used olfactory ensheathing cells (OEC) to treat the dogs. The only part of the body where...
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Puppy with no paws overcomes handicap with help from loving owner and special prosthetics (VIDEO)

I was amazed when I first saw a video of Naki'o, the world's first dog to be fitted with a complete set of prosthetic paws. His four artificial paws work naturally to allow him to run, jump and play like any other dog. Naki'o is a survivor. He lost his paws to frostbite as a puppy when he was found in a frozen puddle after he was found with his littermates in a foreclosed home...
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Canine Hip Dysplasia: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

Hip dysplasia is one of the most common skeletal diseases in dogs and affects millions of dogs worldwide. As the disease progresses, a dog's hip joints degenerate, causing increased pain and mobility issues for the dog. If left untreated, a dog will eventually be unable to use his/her hind legs and suffer extreme pain. However, the vast majority of dogs with hip dysplasia can lead full and active lives if the disease is diagnosed early...
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Inspirational Pitbull recovers from paralysis

Elsa's efforts to walk again are simply inspirational. Elsa is a pitbull who suffered from a Fibrocartilaginous Embolism that left her rear legs paralyzed. Although the embolism was quick and painless, her journey back to walking would take many months of effort and determination. Elsa was taken to Canada West Veterinary Specialists for several months of physiotherapy. While at their facilities, she showed great perserverance and will power to recover. Fibrocartilaginous Embolism (FCE) is a...
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Hip Dysplasia

  Another good reason to ban Puppy Mills   My Bear’s daddy was a purebred Keeshond whom I rescued from certain death. He was tied up to a tree next to an old barn that had fallen down. In the distance was a farm house in which lived a couple who claimed to be dog groomers, and also claimed that Keesh – as he came to be known – had been dumped on them and...
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