3 Common Questions About Canine Total Hip Replacement

3 Common Questions About Canine Total Hip Replacement We commonly get questions about total hip replacement surgery in dogs. Here are the most common questions answered. What size and age must a dog be in order to be considered for total hip replacement? Since the introduction of the micro and nano total hip replacement systems (Figure 1) we can now perform this surgery in dogs and cats as small as ~ 4 kg and there is…

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Radiation Oncology in Dogs and Cats

Frequently Asked Questions about Radiation Oncology in Dogs and Cats It can be scary and confusing when your dog or cat is diagnosed with cancer. The following are some of the questions that we receive regarding Veterinary Radiation Oncology. If you have a question that is not listed here, please give us a call. How soon after a cancer diagnosis should I talk with a veterinary Radiation Oncologist? Tumors grow at varying rates; some doubling…

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Important: Other Sources of Xylitol to Dogs

Xylitol is a sugar-free sweetener used in chewing gum, baked goods, and many other products created for human consumption. It is commonly used by people with Diabetes Mellitus due to its low glycemic index and low-calorie content. Xylitol can be highly toxic to dogs, causing low blood sugar and liver failure.  The hypoglycemia is caused by insulin release stimulated by xylitol.  This effect generally lasts 12-24 hours but can be delayed.  The liver failure…

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