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…

elbow dysplasia in dogs Arkansas Veterinary Surgery Center

How Pet Chiropractic Care Helps Dogs and Cats By Dr. Karen Becker   Pet chiropractic care is an excellent way to prevent and treat joint degeneration in your pet. Proper vertebral alignment keeps the body from shifting into unhealthy positions to compensate for joint pain caused by injury or degeneration. Regular manual orthopedic manipulation, especially with large…

cruciate ligament surgery

What is Canine Cruciate Disease? Injury or failure of the cranial cruciate ligament (commonly referred to as Cruciate Disease) is a very common problem that can be encountered by dogs of all shapes and sizes. Some breeds such as the Labrador Retriever, Rottweiler, Mastiff breeds and West Highland white terrier appear predisposed whereas some breeds…

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…

pet orthopedic injuries - Arkansas Veterinary Surgery Center

What to do for pets with orthopedic injuries Tony Johnson, ER Vet At a visit to the park with my family today, I saw a little girl with a pink cast on her arm, signed by all of her classmates. This made me think of the many orthopedic injuries we see in pets in the veterinary…

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…

mandible fractures in dogs Arkansas Veterinary Surgery Center

Fracture of the Mandible (Lower Jaw) in Dogs Fractures of the mandible (lower jaw) are usually the result of major trauma often with a motor vehicle, especially to the head, but can be caused by disease of the bone itself, dental disease, or sometimes by the veterinarian during extraction of diseased teeth. These fractures can…

What is hip dysplasia? The end result of hip dysplasia is hip arthritis, but the problem starts much earlier.  Hip dysplasia is an incurable developmental disorder.  While the exact mechanism is unknown, one theory suggests loose hips in young dogs change the maturation of the hip joint, resulting in abnormally formed hip joints, which later…

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…

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