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Dog Steps - Vital Vet Review

May, 05

Dog Steps are great to help your pup in and out of the car and on and off the couch or bed.    Steps are especially useful for: Small dogs (small dogs can get injured jumping off the couch or bed) Seniors dogs (older dogs can have trouble getting around and up and down surfaces) Dogs with arthritis (pain can limit your dog's ability...

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Feeding Foxes, Treating Foxes

Apr, 18

Meet Foxy, Carrot Cake, and Scrappy.  These foxes are just about done with their mange treatment.  Check out how well they're doing. Mange is a skin disease caused by mites.  Mites are on and under the skin, and are extremely itchy.   Skin infection from mites and constant scratching causes fur loss, scaly skin, and immune issues.  If left untreated, foxes...

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Nerve Pain After Injury or Amputation

Apr, 06

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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DJ - the Rescue Dog in Bike Shorts

Mar, 19

Some animals have a hard time getting adopted from traditional shelters, particularly if they are handicapped, injured, or have a serious medical condition. That’s where Animal Lifeline in Des Moines, Iowa steps in. As a special needs, no-kill shelter - the only one of its kind in Central Iowa – Animal Lifeline rescues animals who need medical or rehabilitative care before they...

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Devices for Pets with Knuckling or Dragging Paws

Feb, 15

There are many conditions that produce weakness and can lead to knuckling or dragging of the front and hind paws and limbs.  Conditions that can affect the hind legs include degenerative myelopathy (DM), sciatic nerve injury, disc disease, and spinal cord injury.  Brachial plexus and radial nerve injuries can cause front paw knuckling or limb dragging. A fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE) can affect either...

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