Hind limb paralysis can be due to disc rupture, tick or snake bite, a vascular clot, tumour, trauma or an autoimmune process. Acute onset of paralysis requires urgent veterinary attention to give your pet the best chance at recovery. Acute rupture of the spinal disc is a common cause of paralysis in dogs. Small stature … Continued
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Recently, our medicine department was presented with a young Yorkshire Terrier called Shelley with severe congenital heart disease. The pulmonic valve that controls the flow of blood to the lungs from the heart was severely deformed. Left untreated, the survival time would be less than 12 months. Traditionally, pulmonic stenosis was treated by a … Continued
Hip dysplasia, despite years of screening and selection pressure, is still a significant issue in dogs. Recently we had a lovely young Border Collie called Millie in with bilateral hip dysplasia. Radiographs confirmed that both hip joints had laxity, therefore a diagnosis of juvenile hip dysplasia was confirmed. The surgical treatment options for juvenile hip … Continued
Cruciate ligament injury is the most common cause of hind leg lameness in mature dogs. It is more common in larger breeds with tall, straight-legged conformation. Cruciate rupture in dogs is different to the syndrome seen in humans, although the anatomy is remarkably similar. In humans, injury is often the result of an extreme … Continued
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