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Nerve Pain After Injury or Amputation

Oct, 25

Dogs with recent physical trauma or limb amputations can experience a variety of sensory abnormalities.   Dogs with neurological injuries can have partial sensory loss (unable to detect touch and feel) as well as odd sensations like burning and tingling (much like the “pins and needles” we get in our leg sometimes when we sit on it awkwardly for a while).  Some injuries can...

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Palliative Care Physiotherapy

Feb, 02

I’ve been messaging back and forth with a UK animal physio about a case that turned out to be a nerve sheath tumor.  The most recent round of discussion has been about treatment now that the diagnosis has been established.  The diagnosing veterinarian told the owner to stop physiotherapy as it wouldn’t be of any benefit.  My suggestion is palliative...

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Spinal Cord Disease in Dogs

Dec, 14

What is Spinal Cord Disease? Spinal cord disease in dogs can be very concerning to pet owners, as the symptoms are often acute, and affect their movement or control of their bodily functions. When disease occurs within the spinal cord, dogs often present with difficulty walking, loss of coordination or balance, partial or total paralysis, and/or pain. The spinal cord...

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The Science of Veterinary Pain Management

Dec, 04

  Providing relief for animal suffering is an important component of the Veterinarian’s Oath and a common aspect of practicing veterinary medicine. At the inaugural Fetch dvm360® virtual conference, veterinary pain management expert Robin Downing, DVM, MS, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP, presented a multimodal approach to both acute and chronic pain management in dogs and cats. According to the International...

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Zoo Penguins Get Some New Kicks

Dec, 03

Vet Orders Booties for Penguins at the Saginaw Children’s Zoo Because we ALL need this cuteness in our lives! Like our new kicks? A couple of the penguins have sensitive feet, so Dr. Cerveny ordered them some neoprene booties to keep their feet healthy during the winter months. We think they look fabulous. They seem to think so, too! What...

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