Does My Dog Need a Tracheal Stent?
Tracheal collapse is a common problem in small-breed dogs, and can lead to severe respiratory distress without appropriate treatment. In some cases, surgery is necessary to correct the problem and ensure the affected dog can breathe properly. Our team of internationally recognized veterinary surgical experts at Long Island Veterinary Specialists is able to perform this … Continue reading Does My Dog Need a Tracheal Stent?
How to Identify Hip Dysplasia in Dogs
Hip dysplasia is the abnormal growth and development of the hip joint. The hip joint is a “ball and socket” joint. The ball is the head of the femur. The socket is part of the pelvic bone, the acetabulum. Normally, the head of the femur fits very tightly within the acetabulum. In hip dysplasia, the joint does not fit together snugly, causing instability. As a result, the joint will partially subluxate or move in and out of the socket. This may cause cartilage damage and severe arthritis in dogs as early as one year of age.
How Can Pets Benefit From Acupuncture Treatment?
Have you ever heard of veterinary acupuncture? You may be surprised to find out that this type of treatment is available to pets and might even be a good solution for your pet’s health and well-being. Read through the information below to find out more about veterinary acupuncture and how it can benefit pets. From there, … Continue reading How Can Pets Benefit From Acupuncture Treatment?
When to Call an Emergency Veterinarian
No pet owner wants to think about needing to go to an emergency veterinary hospital, but sadly, this is a potential part of pet ownership that owners must be prepared for. If your pet is going through an emergency, you will need to be prepared to go to an emergency veterinarian right away. In this article, … Continue reading When to Call an Emergency Veterinarian
Acute Caudal Myopathy (Limber Tail)
My 10-year-old Labrador retriever suddenly stopped wagging his tail. It was really droopy, and my veterinarian says he has limber tail. What is that? The term limber tail is one of several slang terms that apply to a condition that is technically called acute caudal myopathy. Some of the other terms you might hear that … Continue reading Acute Caudal Myopathy (Limber Tail)
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