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Category Archives: Canine

Omega 3 Fatty Acids and DHA Benefits Puppies

We’re keeping it short with this post, but I’ve got some cool information to share. It’s from a study that was recently published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Evaluation of cognitive learning, memory, psychomotor, immunologic, and retinal functions in healthy puppies fed foods fortified with docosahexaenoic acid–rich fish oil from 8 [...]

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Case Of The Month: Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy (FHO)

In this version of Case Of The Month, I want to touch on a surgical procedure called a Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy, or FHO for sort. When a dog experiences debilitating hip dysplasia, a particular growth deficiency of the hip joint, or suffers a significant injury to their hip (particularly the head of the [...]

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Don’t Dabble in Doggie Distractions

While May was National Trauma Awareness Month, the American Trauma Society will probably not be upset with us if we bring attention to the cause in August. And to show you right off the bat that the suggestions that are given below are very do-able, I’ve enlisted Raj to show how happy dogs can be [...]

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Case of the Month: Discospondylitis

When it comes to discospondylitis in dogs, there’s not a big body of literature available to aid in the diagnosis and treatment. In this month’s Case Of The Month, we review Dr. Ryan’s Boxer, Bridget, who struggled with discospondylitis in late 2007.

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Dr. Ryan Talks Canine Obesity On MY BUDDY BUTCH

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Jeff Marginean, author and host of My Buddy Butch, about the recent survey by Pfizer Animal Health’s Veterinarians Against Canine Obesity and some of the important points associated with identifying, treating and managing the disease of obesity. The interview will air on July 21 & 22 on [...]

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Canine Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is the most common endocrine disease that we see in dogs. It is diagnosed relatively easily, and is treated both easily and inexpensively.

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Treating the Inappropriate Urinator

When it comes to urination, our patients suffer throughout the day when their underlying disease is not treated. While it can be tempting to want to simply treat the symptoms, it is so important to find out the cause of the symptoms and treat the cause. Your pets will be thankful for your diligence and they’ll be on the road to recovery sooner than later.

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Flea Control Made Simple (and Safe!)

Are fleas running your house and getting you down? Don’t worry, it’s a winnable battle! Here’s how…

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New Advancements in Parasite Control – Parastar Plus

Just as our decision to move to Trifexis was because we believe it is a better product for our patients, our decision to move to Parastar Plus is based on our belief that it is the best product currently available for flea and tick control with dogs.

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Anal Glands — They Just Stink!

Anal glands. Even the term conjures up unpleasant thoughts. When called by their other name, anal sacs, there still isn’t a good image that comes to mind. But some dogs and cats struggle with anal gland problems and it really impacts their quality of life, and therefore our quality of life.

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