TPLO in Dogs for Torn Cruciate Ligament

One of the most common reasons that a dog takes a trip to our surgery department is for lameness or limping on one of their rear legs. While there are always other conditions or diseases to rule out, a torn CrCL (cranial cruciate ligament) is the most common cause.   The Anatomy of a Dog’s Knee The function of the cranial cruciate ligament in dogs is to prevent the tibia from shifting forward as the knee goes through a range of motion. The leg/knee will lose stability if the ligament tears or ruptures, allowing the bones to freely move back
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Six Common Myths About Your Pet’s Dental Care

While most of us probably take a routine trip to our dentist every 6 months or so for a preventative cleaning and check-up, many pet owners still carry some common misconceptions about the necessity of regular dental check-ups for our pets. Many may also carry some false ideas about their pet’s teeth and the care that is required to keep them in tip-top shape. Let’s discuss some of the most common myths regarding your pet’s dental care. Myth 1: As long as your pet’s teeth have not accumulated a significant amount of dental tartar, an annual anesthetized oral assessment and periodontal
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Hot Dogs and Ice Pups : What You Need to Know About Heat Stroke This Summer

By: Chloe Charlton, DVM Sweet summertime is upon us here in Arkansas, and we couldn’t be happier to spend more time outside with our furry friends –  on the lake, hiking around Petit Jean, or just playing in the backyard! But sometimes, too much time outside can be fatal for Fido and result in a condition known as heat stroke. Heat stroke is a big deal. We have already seen many cases of heat stroke here at AVES, and we haven’t even hit triple digits yet! Heat stroke can be a life-threatening condition and requires immediate attention by a veterinarian. 
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