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Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs

April 10, 2020

Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs
Laryngeal paralysis is a condition that interferes with normal breathing, and can cause significant anxiety and serious medical concerns for affected pets. Imagine not being able to take a deep breath of air—this makes dogs anxious, so they breathe faster, which leads to respiratory distress, and further anxiety. Pets living…

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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…

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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…

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The 12 Days of Holiday Pet Emergencies

December 2, 2019

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…

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Your Pet Needs an Amputation? What You Can Expect

November 13, 2019

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…

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

July 31, 2019

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…

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Anesthesia and Your Pet

May 30, 2019

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…

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

May 29, 2019

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…

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