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Category Archives: Canine

Ticks Are Officially Here In Summit County

Please note: there are more graphics and numbers in this post than I usually get into on this blog. But hang in there… this is important for our dogs… and for us! There hasn’t been a whole lot of *new* in veterinary medicine in northeast Ohio over the past couple of decades as it relates [...]

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Treatment for Canine Hypothyroidism

Dear Valued Client, Recent developments in the pharmaceutical world have set up conditions where the cost of treatment for canine hypothyroidism, levothyroxine, will increase. For a long time, various manufacturers of levothyroxine sold their product without any regulatory oversight. These manufacturers reverse-engineered their product from the patented levothyroxine on the human market. The Food and [...]

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New Advances in Parasite Control: Bravecto

With the improvement in parasite control treatment and technology, it is our goal to be on the leading edge of pet health, and that is why we at the Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic have added Bravecto to our parasite control options. It couldn’t have come at a better time, with ticks increasing exponentially here in [...]

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Chemotherapy at CFVC

A 6 year old female-spayed Collie presented to me in September of 2013 with a growth in the mouth, right out in front of the left incisors. It didn’t respond to initial antibiotic and anti-inflammatory therapy, so surgery was scheduled to get a biopsy. The result: Acanthamatous amelobastoma From IDEXX Laboratories: Oral mucosa: The submucosa [...]

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QUIZ TIME! Working w/ the CVCA School Of Medical Professions, Part 1

I’ve been fortunate over the past couple of years to spend some time with Juniors and Seniors from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy‘s School of Medical Professions (SOMP). Mr. Rick Lyons has put together a very good program that both exposes the medically inclined high school students to a variety of career options as well as [...]

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A Look Back To 2013, The Interesting And The Rare

One of the reasons we like veterinary medicine is because no two days are the same. We see rare and interesting cases and presentations every day and we have to be on our toes all the time. Here are some of the more unusual cases from 2013, and for more, visit our Flickr Set. Dentigerous [...]

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Dislocating Kneecap, a.k.a. Medial Patellar Luxation

Sometimes we’re presented with a dog that is kicking his leg out in an odd way when running. Sometimes we’ll see a dog that walks normally for the most part, but will occasionally hold up a back leg for a step or two, extend it backward, and then resume normal walking. Both of these scenarios [...]

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Case of the Month: Pneumonia in a Puppy

The puppy had just been delivered to his happy owner. He was bouncing around, yapping, playing like a puppy should. And then he started to act tired. Real tired. His nose got snotty, he lost his appetite, he couldn’t seem to get comfortable. His owner knew something was wrong. As I entered the examination room, [...]

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Financially Planning for Puppyhood

So you just got a puppy and you’ve heard that there are some things you need to do for your him/her to get off on the right foot. Food is the first thing you had to think about, and truth be told, you already bought a bag before you found this post. No problem. You [...]

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Case Of The Month: Splenectomy

(The names involved have been changed to protect identities, the medical details have not been changed.) If you only remember one idea after reading this post, make sure it is this: performing a thorough physical examination and establishing a minimum database is of utmost importance. It starts with a patient of ours, Nanook, a senior [...]

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