Intervertebral Disc Disease: Always an Emergency in Dogs

Side view of female Dog X-RayYour Dachshund, Peanut, is doing just fine when you let her out the back door to go potty. When she comes back in, however, you notice that her left rear leg is dragging behind her and she seems to be a bit unstable in behind. Did Peanut step in hole? Did something bite her? Is the leg broken? Does she need to be seen right away?

While there are other things that could cause Peanut’s symptoms, one of the first things that needs to be ruled out is intervertebral disc disease, or IVDD. If IVDD is the culprit, it is important to have it evaluated and treated appropriately as soon as possible to ensure the best outcome. Keep reading to learn all you need to know about intervertebral disc disease in dogs. Continue…

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The Ins and Outs of Pet Diabetes

kitchen pilfererNow that the Halloween candy is safely stowed away, it is time to talk about a little more serious topic, and one that affects many pets. November is Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, and what better time to shed some light on this commonly encountered problem? Keep reading to learn the ins and outs of pet diabetes. Continue…

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