TPLO Surgery for CrCL Tears in Dogs: The Game-Changer

TPLO Surgery for CrCL Tears in Dogs: The Game-Changer

The cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) tear is the most common orthopedic injury in dogs. This ligament is synonymous with the “ACL” in humans. In humans, the front of the body is called “anterior;” in dogs, the front is called “cranial.” In both species, the ligament...
Limb Amputations for Dogs and Cats Are Less Scary Than They Seem

Limb Amputations for Dogs and Cats Are Less Scary Than They Seem

Hearing that your dog or cat needs a limb amputated seems frightening at first. How can pets cope with spending the rest of their days on three legs? Yet animals adjust surprisingly quickly to what veterinarians call “the tripod life” after limb amputations. You can...
When A Dog Needs ACL Surgery

When A Dog Needs ACL Surgery

The Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CrCL) is one of the most important stabilizers inside the canine knee joint, which is the middle joint in the back leg. The CrCL may also be known as the Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL because this is the equivalent in humans. In...
How Do I Know If My Pet Is In Pain?

How Do I Know If My Pet Is In Pain?

Pain is defined as a perception that the brain creates from any one of a variety of stimuli including physical, temperature, chemical, or inflammatory damage to tissues. During and right after a painful stimulus, the body responds in several ways, including...