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The 12 Days of Holiday Pet Emergencies

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—a pet emergency? The holiday season is full of opportunities for your true love (i.e., your pet) to land herself in the emergency room. Ensure your pet stays away from these potential holiday hazards, so an emergency doesn’t ruin your holidays.   Day 1: […]

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Your Pet Needs an Amputation? What You Can Expect

It can be shocking and upsetting to hear that the recommendation for your pet’s diagnosis is amputation of the affected limb. Situations where amputation is an option include the most serious of conditions, including cancer or overwhelming trauma. But surprisingly, most cats and dogs are so adaptable and resilient that they do remarkably well after […]

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Your Dog’s Knees, Part 2: Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Knee Conditions

The two most common conditions to affect your dog’s knees are cranial cruciate ligament rupture and patellar luxation, which we addressed in our previous blog post. In this post, we will discuss how prompt diagnosis and treatment can have your dog back on her feet again in no time.  Cranial Cruciate Rupture In a dog’s […]

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Anesthesia and Your Pet

Just like in human medicine, if your pet needs surgery, she will be placed under anesthesia. The thought of your precious companion being anesthetized may make you nervous, so we want to explain the entire procedure. From a thorough preoperative evaluation to the safest drugs and monitoring equipment, Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center has your pet’s […]

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Your Dog’s Knees, Part 1:  Common Knee Conditions

Your dog’s knees support his weight and absorb shock from all his movements every day. When a knee injury occurs, pain and discomfort interfere with every step. The two most common knee injuries that affect dogs are cranial cruciate ligament rupture and patellar luxation, and both occur in the rear legs. Although both injuries cause […]

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Tracheal Collapse

  Background Tracheal collapse is a chronic and progressive condition which can become life-threatening. The trachea is a tube-like structure which directs air from the mouth towards the lungs. Normally, this tube is held open by firm rings of cartilage, but with tracheal collapse these cartilage rings become weak. The weakened cartilage begins to sag […]

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Sialocele (Salivary Mucocele)

Sialocele is defined as the accumulation of saliva in the tissue due to leakage from a salivary gland or salivary duct. This condition is rare and occurs in less than 5/1,000 dogs. The condition is most common in young dogs, 2-4 years of age. It occurs more commonly in German Shepherds and Miniature Poodles. It […]

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Cystotomy and Scrotal Urethrostomy

Cystic calculi, also called bladder stones or uroliths, are commonly seen in both dogs and cats. There are four predominant types of bladder stones: struvite, calcium oxalate, purine, and urate. Between 5-15% of bladder stones are mixed composition. Treatment options and risk factors depend on the type of stone present, therefore each bladder stone is […]

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