Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture & Treatment

Introduction Rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) is the most common cause of persistent hindlimb lameness in dogs. Certain breeds such as Labrador-retrievers, Rottweilers, Great Danes and West Highland White terriers are particularly prone,…

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Bone Cancer: Non-Secretory Multiple Myeloma In Pets

Background Kimba, a little 13-year-old male neutered Bichon Frise, was presented to the VRH with a history of restlessness and had been yelping in pain for four days. On examination, Kimba was diagnosed with marked…

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Management of Osteoarthritis in Pets

Your pet has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. While this is a progressive condition that currently has no cure, there are a lot of things that owners can do to help their pets. These can make…

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IMHA Treatment for Dogs

What is IMHA? Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) is a serious and life-threatening condition that affects both dogs and cats. In essence, this means that your pet’s immune system, which typically fights off invaders and…

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Endoscopic Foreign Body Removal

Chevy, a three-year-old male Staffordshire Bull Terrier, came to VRH having been referred after eating a corn on the cob the evening before. Chevy has a tendency to chew things and had been seen previously…

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A Big Bite or a Little Bite?

Types of Gastrointestinal Biopsies For Pets One of the tests sometimes used to help investigate problems such as vomiting and diarrhoea in dogs and cats is a biopsy of the gastrointestinal tract. This will often…

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What’s Your Diagnosis?

This month Dr Natalie challenges you to diagnose a four year old female Jack Russell terrier suffering from lethargy, vomiting and acute collapse. What would be your next diagnostic/therapeutic step? Signalment: 4 year old female entire…

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Elbow Dysplasia in Dogs and Medial Coronoid Disease

Is the diagnosis straight forward? How useful is looking for osteophyte formation on radiographs? The most obvious radiographic feature in dogs with elbow dysplasia is development of osteophytes. These are normally first apparent on the…

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Spontaneous Pneumothorax in Dogs

A 9-year-old, male, Jack Russell Terrier was presented to our emergency and critical care department with sudden shortness of breath (acute severe dyspnoea). Upon admission, our emergency and critical care team provided him with initial…

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Using Sutures to Treat Cruciate Ligament Disease in Dogs

Cruciate disease in dogs is a common orthopaedic condition in general veterinary practice. While no cause is officially established, many practitioners agree on a genetic link to the gradual decline of the cruciate ligament in…

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