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Surgery

What is a ‘gastropexy’ in dogs, and is it worth it?
Dogs
What is a ‘gastropexy’ in dogs, and is it worth it?
If you are the owner of a large or giant breed dog, then you may well be aware of a condition known as gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV) or bloat. A GDV is potentially very serious. It can develop very quickly and can sa…
March 27, 2022 • 47 shares • 1 comments
Can arthritis in dogs be fixed with surgery?
Common Conditions
Can arthritis in dogs be fixed with surgery?
Arthritis is a common condition that will affect many dogs at some point in their life. One large study (Anderson et al, 2018) found that approximately 2.5% of dogs in the UK are affected every year. This is 200,000 dogs…
December 9, 2021 • 24 shares
Can my dog have surgery for cataracts?
Common Conditions
Can my dog have surgery for cataracts?
You might have heard that veterinarians can do surgery for cataracts in pets, it's true! As human surgery advances, so does veterinary surgery, albeit often at a slower pace. …
October 23, 2021 • 20 shares
Why does my dog need “rehabilitation” after cruciate surgery and what does this involve?
Dogs
Why does my dog need “rehabilitation” after cruciate surgery and what does this involve?
Did you know that the most common orthopaedic disease in dogs is cruciate ligament disease of the stifle joint, the dog equivalent of the knee? The knee joint in dogs (and people) contain a pair of ligaments that form an…
September 13, 2021 • 32 shares
What are the options for treating broken legs in cats?
Cats
What are the options for treating broken legs in cats?
Cats may be rumoured to have nine lives, but broken limbs are not uncommon in this mischievous species. The treatment options are varied; would you know what the options are? If you’ve ever broken a leg yourself, or know…
June 21, 2021 • 47 shares • 2 comments
What are the options for treating broken legs in horses?
Horses
What are the options for treating broken legs in horses?
Unfortunately, it's not uncommon to see broken (fractured) legs in horses. We often associate broken legs with sport horses and racehorses being injured in competition. But we also see them in riding and companion horses…
June 19, 2021 • 37 shares
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