Category : Medical Info

A Fight with Consequences

by Anne Stoneham, DVM, Diplomat, ACVECC Twister, her human Mum (she’s British) and her canine brother were walking in the woods near their house when a large Newfoundland Retriever came out of nowhere and attacked. He grabbed little Twister, an adorable 13-year- old, wire-haired Jack Russell Terrier, around her abdomen. He picked her up, shook

The Use of Treadmills in Veterinary Rehabilitation Medicine

By Land or By Sea The Use of Treadmills in Veterinary Rehabilitation Medicine by Krisi Erwin, DVM, CVA, CCRT With Contributions by: Kasey Kephart, CVT, CCRP and Nancy Liptak, RVT, CCRP Photo Courtesy of Veterinary Surgical Centers The inspiration for this article is close to home – my own home. My husband and I rescued

Veterinary Rehabilitation Mobility

We all need a bit of support sometimes! by Krisi Erwin, DVM In the summer of 2009, a zoo veterinarian placed an urgent phone call to DogLeggs Therapeutic and Rehabilitative Products in Reston, Va. One of the zoo residents, a moose named Baby Bella, had injured her hind leg and she required a special bandage

Slipping into Springtime with a Common Knee Injury

Slipping into Springtime “¦with a Common Knee Injury by Geof Ruppert, DVM Ah, springtime! The ice melts, creeks rise, flowers bloom, and birds sing! And then there is that magical moment when you open the door and your dog bounds out into the yard. He runs extra fast because he feels the springtime magic. But

Crime and Punishment

By Anne Stoneham, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC The holidays are coming! What does that mean for the emergency veterinarian? Well, to put it bluntly, lots of vomiting and lots of diarrhea. I don’t mean on the part of the doctors or staff. No, I mean on the part of your dogs! The holidays are a time

No More Grapes

by Anne Stoneham, DVM, DACVEC Max, a gorgeous, 4-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever, is carried into the emergency room at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates on a stretcher. There are no wounds, no bruises, no fractures. But this poor boy is so weak, he can’t lift his head, let alone stand. While I am getting my initial

Veterinary Rehabilitation Medicine

New Techniques to Give Your Pet a New “Leash” on Life! by Kristi Erwin, DVM December 10, 2005: Fisherman Jim Savage discovered a baby dolphin caught in a trap, struggling for breath and badly wounded. Savage responded quickly and a rescue team transported this brave creature to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, where she received medical

Canine Healthcare: ARTHROSCOPY

By Dr. Michael Bauer, DVM Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Colorado Canine Orthopedics Arthroscopy is a surgical technique used to visualize, diagnose and treat intra-articular (inside a joint) problems. The word arthroscopy comes from two Greek words: “arthro” (joint) and “skopein” (to look). The term literally means “to look within the joint.” In an


Is it time to start a Weight Watcher’s program for our Dogs? Written by Rob Landry DVM, DAAPM, CVA TLC Animal Hospital & Pain Management Center Lafayette,CO (303) 665-4852 The following article is intended to address a growing concern among our companion animals. Obesity is a known health hazard in people and is continually

Osteoarthritis: More Common than you think

By Dr. Stacy Meola, MS, DVM, Surgery Intern, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital Osteoarthritis (OA), or “joint inflammation,” is a common disease process recognized in our companion animals and has been reported to affect as many as one in five (or 20%) of the more than 44 million dogs in the United States alone. Osteoarthritis typically