February is all about affairs of the heart. Make this month a time when you think about keeping Heartworm away from your pets. Prevention is key to keeping your pets healthy.
Category: Vet’s Corner
Cranial cruciate ligament disease
Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) disease is one of the most common orthopedic conditions in dogs and the main cause of rear leg lameness.
Developmental Stages of Puppies
Puppies go through several stages of development.
Motion Sickness in Dogs
Motion sickness is a condition of the vestibular system in the middle ear, which is a series of bones that function as a gyroscope and provide
the brain with information about the body's position relative to the surface of the ground. This positioning system feeds on visual information and the dog's posture.
Hip dysplasia, more common than we thought
Hip dysplasia is an abnormality of the articulation of the hip and leg due to an uneven growth of the bones involved in the joint. A healthy hip has a perfectly round shaped femur head and a perfectly matching socket in the hip bone -called acetabulum.
Periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition of gums and teeth adjunct tissues, due to unusually high presence of bacterial numbers as well as tartar buildup.
Kennel cough common in certain seasons of the year like the rainy season or the cold season, due to the stress that weather changes produce in the immune system.
Transmissible Venereal Tumor
This common, contagious disease affects many dogs in La Paz. In México, over 10% of dogs have TVT and worldwide its frequency varies from < 1% to 20%.
Why is rescuing a dog so important?
Estimates of stray dogs in La Paz is over 15,000! Life span of these dogs is no longer than 5 years; they wear their teeth short by chewing on sand to try to fill their bellies.