Senior Cats Greenwood AR

When you’ve been with your feline friend for as long as you can remember, it’s easy to forget that she may now be a senior. Yes, you read that right.  Your cat is no longer the sprightly little furball she once was. In fact, she is aging.  Once upon time cats were considered geriatrics at…

oral surgery in dogs

Why does my dog need oral surgery? Dogs need oral surgery to remove growths, repair oral defects, and fix jaw fractures. No one knows what causes tumors to form in dog’s mouths. If they are caught early, complete removal can be curative. Some growths require small incisions to remove, while for others, part of the…

Most veterinarians who dedicate their practices to companion animals perform surgery at least a few times a week. Increasingly, however, our clients are clamoring for the highest quality care … which is where board-certified surgeons come in. But how do pet owners know which pet surgeries are best left to the credentialed specialists? Truth is,…

In truth, the pet rehabilitation for our beloved pets is very similar to that of people. However, it is adjusted slightly as their anatomy has key differences and their bones, joints, muscles, and tendons are stressed in different ways. With this in mind, all rehabilitation programs should be developed by professionals in the veterinarian industry…

tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) Arkansas Veterinary Surgery Center

A myelogram is an anatomical test, consisting of an X-ray examination of an animal’s spinal cord. This test is used to differentiate and locate several types of spinal cord injuries and disorders. Since the spinal cord cannot be seen with an ordinary x-ray, then a special dye is injected into the dural sac, which is…

What is electrostimulation? Electrostimulation is using an electrical impulse to a nerve within a muscle to help decrease pain, increase muscle strength, or both. When delivered appropriately and with proper training, electrostimulation should be ONLY a positive experience, particularly in our pets who can’t understand why we would do something painful even if it was…

elbow dysplasia in dogs Arkansas Veterinary Surgery Center

Elbow Dysplasia in Dogs Elbow dysplasia is a condition caused by the abnormal growth of cells, tissue, or bone. The condition is characterized by a series of four developmental abnormalities that lead to malformation and degeneration of the elbow joint. It is the most common cause of elbow pain and lameness, and one of the…

external skeletal fixation Greenwood AR

External Skeletal Fixation (ESF) is an effective method of fracture repair that is minimally invasive. ESF is a device which secures the fracture fragments with pins fixed outside the body to a rigid frame. Types Of External Fixators ● Standard External Skeletal Fixation – This is the most commonly used form of external fixation. The…

Orthopedic Injury Fayetteville AR

Contact us today to see how our canine rehabilitation program can help your pet along the path to become happy, healthy and strong. Physical canine rehabilitation is used to retrain nerves and muscles, alleviate pain and to help restore abilities lost due to injury or disease.  We focus on retraining the body so that normal…

Intervertebral Disc Disease Arkansas Veterinary Surgery Center

What is intervertebral disc disease? Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is an age-related, degenerative disorder where the cushioning discs that lay between the vertebrae of the spinal column either burst or bulge into the spinal cord space, also referred to as a slipped disc or ruptured disc. When this occurs, the material inside the disc will…

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