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Canine Arthroscopy

Canine Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique performed on a joint. During the procedure, the surgeon inserts small cameras to evaluate and treat a multitude of joint diseases. The cameras, which generally range in size from 1.9 to 2.7 millimeters, provide...

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The Effects Of Obesity In Cats And Dogs

The Effects Of Obesity In Cats And Dogs

The obesity epidemic, so common in humans, also plagues our pets. By definition, obesity is a nutritional disease defined by an excess amount of body fat. It develops over time due primarily to over-eating and under-exercising. Diseases, such as hypothyroidism and...

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Dry Eye In Dogs

Dry Eye In Dogs

Did you know that dry eye, a common problem in people, also ails animals? It is, in fact, commonly diagnosed in dogs. Also known as KCS (Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca), dry eye occurs when the lacrimal gland and the third eyelid gland do not function properly to produce...

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Diabetes Mellitus In Dogs And Cats

Diabetes Mellitus In Dogs And Cats

Diabetes Mellitus, a somewhat common hormonal disturbance in dogs and cats, occurs due to either a lack of insulin production or the development of insulin resistance. The majority of diabetic dogs have Type 1 Diabetes, meaning they are insulin-dependent. While all...

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Dehydration In Animals

Dehydration In Animals

Dehydration in animals is potentially life-threatening. More than just thirst, dehydration is medically defined as low circulating blood volume. Many factors contribute to dehydration in animals. Veterinarians consider patient and environmental factors along with...

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