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Linear Foreign Bodies: Deadly Temptations

February 26, 2020

Linear Foreign Bodies: Deadly Temptations
Foreign body removal is one of the most common gastrointestinal (GI) surgeries performed at DVSC. Curious pets often eat things they shouldn’t as they explore their environment, or because an item seems irresistibly tasty. Unfortunately, these non-food objects can wreak havoc on your pet’s GI tract. In addition to causing severe inflammation, a foreign body can become lodged in your pet’s stomach or intestines, causing a life-threatening obstruction. Linear foreign bodies are particularly dangerous, as they can cause severe intestinal damage.  What is a linear foreign body in a pet? A linear foreign body is a string-like item that a…

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Laser Disc Ablation: Preventing Intervertebral Disc Disease

January 31, 2020

Laser Disc Ablation: Preventing Intervertebral Disc Disease
Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is a devastating condition in dogs that can cause pain, sensation loss, and lifelong paralysis. Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center is proud to offer laser disc ablation, a prophylactic procedure that can prevent IVDD development. If your dog is at risk of IVDD, consider laser disc ablation to prevent its devastating effects, costly emergency treatment, and a traumatic experience for you and your beloved pet. What Is IVDD? Intervertebral discs are made up of a flexible, fibrous outer layer surrounding a thick, gel-like center, and are located between the individual vertebrae that compose your dog’s spinal column.…

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