The Ins and Outs of Spondylosis and Discospondylitis

The Ins and Outs of Spondylosis and Discospondylitis

As humans age, we often develop spinal problems that are painful, and debilitating. That’s one thing we share, unfortunately, with pets. Dogs and occasionally cats get similar spinal problems, including spondylosis and the more serious discospondylitis. Because...
How Do Dogs Recover from Back Surgery?

How Do Dogs Recover from Back Surgery?

Your dog, once ready to dash around the park and leap into the sky for a stick or a Frisbee, has been sidelined by a slipped disc. Back surgery has gone well, but now they are headed home to continue their recovery. You and your pet face a learning curve in recovery:...
When Sudden Hind Leg Weakness Strikes Your Dog, What’s Going On?

When Sudden Hind Leg Weakness Strikes Your Dog, What’s Going On?

You’ve been playing with your dog in the park or watching it trot up the stairs when you see her hind legs suddenly weaken and give way. Could this hind leg weakness be the normal toll of old age? Or does your pet have a serious medical condition? Sudden onset of...
Pelvic Limb Weakness May Require a Rapid Response

Pelvic Limb Weakness May Require a Rapid Response

One day, you notice your dog struggling to stand or support herself, as her hind limbs tremble with the effort. That could be a natural progression due to extreme old age. Or it could be a condition known as pelvic limb weakness – also called hind limb weakness – that...
Taking Care of Your Dog or Cat with Epilepsy

Taking Care of Your Dog or Cat with Epilepsy

While epilepsy is an uncommon disease in our pets, fewer than 1 in 100 develop the condition, it is the most common neurologic condition we treat. Just like their human counterparts, pets with epilepsy can lead full, enjoyable lives. The term epilepsy applies to pets...