What Would *YOU* Do?

“What would you do if you were in my shoes?” If that’s not the most common question we hear in veterinary medicine, it’s a close second. Sometimes it we’re asked when a cat with kidney disease reaching the end of quality of life. Other times we’re asked when the dog looks as though it has [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Financial Side of Pet Care: Ideas to Ease the Burden

Our goal at the Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic is to provide kind, compassionate and comprehensive health care for your pet so that your pet can enjoy a long, happy and healthy life with you. If at first you feel that your options are limited because of financial constraints, consider the ideas here. One or more of them might just help you do more for your pet than you first thought.

Frequently Googled Questions, Pt. 2

Join us for Part Two of Frequently Googled Questions

Healthcare Is More Than A “Shot”

Health care is more than just a “dog shot” or a “cat shot.” Health care is about taking a complete look at the patient, and taking a thorough history of the patient’s background. We’re interested in complete health care for your pet.

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.

Lower Canine (304/404) Extraction – for DVMs

Extraction of a lower canine tooth is something that requires care and patience. In this post, we want to share an extraction technique that has helped us improved the quality of dental care that we provide for our patients in need. This post is written specifically to our DVM-friends. We weren’t taught this technique as students, and we’re not sure how many DVMs are familiar with it. Hopefully you will be able to incorporate this into your dental practice and have it give you confidence before taking on the dreaded lower canine extraction.

New Advancements in Knee Surgery: TTA

Knee injuries are common with dogs and we see some with cats, too. The most successful procedure available now for the treatment of knee ligament injury is a TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement). Learn about this procedure and why the doctors at the Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic choose this as the best treatment for our pet-friends that experience a torn ligament.