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Luxating Patellas: Pathology and Treatment Options

Sep, 04

Patellar luxation (PL) is one of the most common hindlimb orthopedic pathologies seen in dogs and has been diagnosed in many other mammalian species as well. PL is the displacement of the patella out of the distal femoral patellar surface, or trochlea. The patella can displace, or luxate, medially or laterally. Patients with PL can present with varying degrees of...

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Virtual Consults for Pets - Rehab, Conditioning, and Mobility Issues

Aug, 16

Since vet practices remain closed or have reduced hours, many of you are becoming familiar with telemedicine so that you can connect with your vet for a virtual appointment.  A Vital Vet Consult is different - it's a totally new concept in virtual consultation.  Here's how: You connect with experts from all over world without ever leaving your home - you do not...

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Types of Shoulder Injuries in Dogs

Jul, 23

Identifying shoulder injuries in dogs at times can be challenging considering that the dog’s shoulder is part of the dog’s forelimb and it can be tricky finding the exact origin of the dog’s pain. Shoulder injuries in dogs cause similar symptoms of many other disorders of the leg and therefore may not be readily recognized. Affected dogs may show vague...

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Recognizing Soft Tissue Injuries in the Dog from an Integrative Perspective – part 2

May, 09

Applying rehab and physiotherapy techniques to a dog with a soft tissue injury should be preceded by a proper consideration of how the injury developed and progressed, and how it affects the health and function of the entire body. The care of the canine athlete in performance and working disciplines is finally getting much-needed attention and awareness. With the recent growth of...

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Hope for Degenerative Myelopathy

Apr, 03

Learn more about genetic testing for degenerative myelopathy and discover what Morris Animal Foundation is doing to help in the battle against this disease. For many practitioners, degenerative myelopathy is a frustrating and heartbreaking disease. Frustrating because the diagnosis is a challenge and no treatment options exist beyond supportive care. Heartbreaking because of the disease’s relentless, cruel progression. However, the...

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