Kimba, a little 13 years old male neutered Bichon Frise, was presented to the VRH with a history of being restless and yelping in pain for 4 days, with hindlimb ataxia (wobbliness).

Rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) is the most common cause of persistent hindlimb lameness in dogs. Certain breeds such as Labrador-retrievers, Rottweilers, Great Danes and West Highland White terriers are particularly prone, however any breed can be affected.

Your pet has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. While this is a progressive condition that currently has no cure, there are a lot of things that owners can do to help their pets. These can make a huge difference to their pain, exercise ability and quality of life. With the right management many arthritic pets can live a full and enjoyable life

Chevy, a three-year-old male Staffordshire Bull Terrier, came to VRH having been referred after eating a corn on the cob the evening before.

IMHA is a disease that has been reported in small animals for over 80 years and unfortunately as yet, we do not have a perfect treatment for the condition.

Benefits and Limitations of Full Thickness GI Biopsies vs. Endoscopic GI Biopsies

The most obvious radiographic feature in dogs with elbow dysplasia is development of osteophytes. These are normally first apparent on the dorsal margin of the anconeal process but eventually develop on all aspects of the joint.

This month Dr Natalie challenges you to diagnose a four year old female Jack Russell terrier suffering from lethargy, vomiting and acute collapse. What would be your next diagnostic/therapeutic step?

Rehabilitation includes treatments such as applying ice, myotherapy, passive range of motion, weight shifting exercises, encouraging/ activating proprioception, physiotherapy, muscle strengthening exercises and hydrotherapy.

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