Tag Archives: Surgery

THR, DPO, FHO, TPLO and TTA: How to Talk to Your Veterinarian About Orthopedic Surgery

An x-ray of a total hip replacement

AMC’s board-certified veterinary surgeons frequently repair the hips and knees of dogs and cats. Multiple procedures exist to correct torn ligaments, dislocated hips and improve a dog’s ability to walk when hip dysplasia is severe. In the language of veterinary medicine, each of these procedures has an acronym that veterinarians use when talking about the

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World Spay Day 2022: What You Need to Know

Snake with eggs x-ray

February 22 is World Spay Day. “Spay” is an interesting word, since it seems to have nothing to do with removing the ovaries and uterus of a female dog. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word spay has a complicated linguistic heritage. Starting with the Latin spatha (a Roman cavalry officer’s sword), through Old French, Anglo-Norman

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4 Examples of Fracture Repair in Pandemic Puppies

A dog with a cast on its leg

Pandemic puppies have been our new reality at the Animal Medical Center these past months. And with puppies come more pediatric medical and surgical infirmities. One such injury requiring the expertise of AMC’s board-certified surgical specialists is a bumper crop of broken legs in young dogs. Causes of Puppy Broken Legs While I suspect vehicular

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Having a Heart to Heart Talk with Yourself About Your Pet’s Cancer Diagnosis

Cure Pet Cancer

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. One in every four dogs and one in every five cats will develop cancer in their lifetime and @amcny is doing its part to raise pet cancer awareness by tweeting to #CurePetCancer to raise awareness. Since cancer diagnoses are common in pets, many of my readers will face

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