Why Does My Dog _____? Your Questions Answered

Dogs can exhibit a unique set of behaviors and characteristics. Have you ever wondered the meaning behind them? Here is some insight on some of the most common “why does my dog,” questions. Why Does My Dog…   1) …sniff other dog’s rear ends? A nose to rear greeting is a common form of introduction in the canine community. But why? The answer lies inside your dog’s rectum (yes, we know – gross). Behind your dog’s anus are two, fluid-filled sacs known as anal glands. These glands contain a displeasing smelling fluid that is generally excreted when your dog has
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Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs

IVDD (intervertebral disc disease) can be scary for both the dog and the owner. It is one of the most commonly seen neurologic disorders in dogs and, generally, requires treatment quickly. What is IVDD? In between the bones of the spine are a gelatinous substance that is surrounded by a thicker outer layer. This area is known as the intervertebral disc and is used as a shock absorber for the spine. When the disc herniates, it can cause two different types of damage to the spinal cord, concussion or compression. There are two types of IVDD, known as Hansen Type
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The Benefits of a CT Scanner in Veterinary Medicine

Diagnostic imaging is an enormous asset to both human and veterinary medicine. Over the last fifty years, the advancements made in this area of medicine have helped medical professionals both diagnose and treat various conditions that may have been proven difficult before. With many of the services provided at our practice, a CT scanner is a vital component that allows us to provide advanced imaging and decide the best course of action in your pet’s treatment. An added benefit of our CT machine is that it doubles as a fluoroscopy machine. So, let’s discuss what it is that these machines
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