Your dog's cranial cruciate ligament is comparable to a human's ACL and helps their knee function correctly. Today our Matthews vets discuss the details of TPLO surgery, dogs who need it, and what to do if your dog jumped before they were fully recovered.
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Many of us are aware that athletes frequently fall victim to ACL injuries, but due to the anatomy of your dog's leg, this painful knee injury is also very common in dogs. Our Matthews vets explain the symptoms of ACL injuries in dogs, and the surgeries used to treat this condition.
Some of our favorite athletes will suffer from ACL injuries over the course of their careers, but did you know that your dog could also experience a very similar knee injury? In today's post, our Matthews vets share a little about the CCL (cranial cruciate ligament) and how injuries to it require something like ACL surgery for dogs to treat it.
Heartworm disease is a serious condition that can lead to irreparable organ damage in dogs. In this article, the staff at Carolina Veterinary Specialists discuss what pet owners should be prepared for during their dog's heartworm treatment.
Heart disease is a serious medical condition in cats where an abnormality of the heart is present. When left untreated heart problems can lead to congestive heart failure. Here, our Matthews Veterinary Cardiology team shares the types, symptoms and treatments for heart disease in cats.
Regardless of whether you enjoy hot temperatures year-round or just for a few months each summer, heatstroke in dogs is something every pet parent needs to know about. Today our Matthews emergency vets explain the symptoms of this potentially deadly condition, and what to do if your dog has heatstroke.