Corneal Lipidosis

What is corneal Lipidosis? Corneal lipidosis is an accumulation of fatty substances (usually cholesterol) within the layers of the cornea. What causes corneal lipidosis? There are three main causes of corneal lipidosis: corneal dystrophy, corneal degeneration, and elevated blood cholesterol levels.  Corneal dystrophy is an inherited, or genetic condition and is most commonly seen in … Continue reading Corneal Lipidosis


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Smoke Inhalation in Dogs

What is smoke inhalation? Smoke inhalation injuries can occur with exposure to smoke in large or small quantities. Fires produce a variety of damaging substances, each of which can affect a pet’s airways, lungs, and overall well-being. Factors that play a role in smoke inhalation include: • Carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless … Continue reading Smoke Inhalation in Dogs


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Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair: Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)

One of the most common injuries to the knee of dogs is tearing of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). This ligament is similar to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in humans. There are actually two cruciate ligaments inside the knee: the cranial cruciate ligament and caudal cruciate ligament. They are called cruciate because they cross … Continue reading Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair: Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)


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Ringworm in Dogs

Ringworm” is the common name given to a fungal infection of the superficial layers of the skin, hair and nails. Ringworm infections can occur in humans and in all domesticated species of animals. The common name of ringworm is somewhat misleading, in that it is not an infection caused by a worm, and the infected areas are not always ring-shaped….


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Sebaceous Adenitis

Sebaceous adenitis is an immune-mediated disorder in which there is an inflammatory process directed against the sebaceous glands in the skin. There are two forms of the disease, one that occurs in short-haired breeds and one that occurs in long-haired breeds. Read on to see how the disorder differs by breed and for available treatment options.


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