Laser therapy for dogs is now something that I get asked about most days. That’s because it’s being offered for problems that are very frustrating to both dogs and owners. These are conditions like:
But does it work? Is this relief for suffering dogs or just another false hope? Continue reading “Does Laser Therapy For Dogs Really Work?”
Have you ever wondered why vets recommend one drug over another?
We’ve usually researched it ourselves.
Or we have a wealth of first-hand experience.
However, sometimes the health claims are just too complex to easily assess. That’s when we might trust the company data. But how many vets have the time to double check what they say?
I’ve made a reputation as a ‘difficult’ customer, and I know I’m not alone. That’s because there’s often more than one way to look at the same data. Here’s just one example from the past week: a good product sold by nice people.
Just possibly pushed too far. Continue reading “Fact Check: Do LH Levels After Desexing Affect Health?”
I must admit there’s a time when I’m tempted not to tell you what I’m thinking. It’s when I see an older large breed dog with an unexplained limp.
It’s all very well if I find a torn cruciate or an arthritic joint. Those are quite straightforward. For the rest, I honestly can’t get x-rays fast enough.
The fear of bone cancer is always lurking. Continue reading “Osteosarcoma In Dogs”
The other day I took the sutures out of a vasectomy (yes, a dog vasectomy!) and said, “great, now he can get back to running.”
It turned out he hadn’t been for a run yet. The owners asked a good question: “is that OK for his growth plates?” Continue reading “How Much To Exercise & Run A Puppy”
You’re about to see what happens when a pet species isn’t big business.
Our page on treating arthritis in dogs shows you lots of choices. Continue reading “What Can I Give My Rabbit For Arthritis?”
Our page on treating arthritis in cats shows you a few choices.
There is no registered treatment for arthritis in rabbits.
The poor kitties. Arthritis in cats is a disease that manages to be severe, unseen, unresearched and very common all at the same time. Continue reading “What Can I Give My Cat For Arthritis?”
There is no animal treatment that provokes more debate than arthritis medication. The sheer number of treatments on offer is bewildering. Why?? Continue reading “What Can I Give My Dog For Arthritis?”
You’ve got a dog needing treatment and you’ve even got some of your own meds nearby. Can you use them?
The use of non-veterinary drugs is a common question from pet owners. When is it a good idea to give your dog human medications? Sometimes, surprisingly, it is. Just not that often.* Continue reading “What Human Drugs Are Safe For Dogs?”
This isn’t just a catalog of limping dogs. By knowing the leg problems that dogs get you have a better chance of preventing some, identifying others and taking them all seriously.
I’ve gone back through our records, found the top 20 with pictures. The list below is sorted into ‘puppy’, ‘adult’ and ‘common’ problems. Visit this page to see which problems happen in the front or back legs and how to tell which leg is sore. Continue reading “Help! My Dog Is Limping”
‘At A Glance (Details Below)’ What to do
When A Dog Has Sudden Back Problems
- Sudden loss of control of the hind legs is a life threatening emergency
- Keep affected dogs as still as possible until a vet can examine them
- Home care or surgical options exist, & dogs can go on to live normal lives
Now dive deeper… Continue reading “Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) in Dogs”