Uveitis in Dogs & Cats

The uvea is the major blood supply to the eye and is comprised of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. These major structures of the eye are very sensitive and perform numerous functions required for ocular homeostasis and vision. Uveitis is inflammation of these structures and results in pain, cloudiness to the intraocular fluids, and in severe cases, blindness. Uveitis can occur for many reasons, and depending on what the ophthalmologist finds on your pet’s…

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Brachycephalic Syndrome in Dogs & Cats

What is Brachycephalic Syndrome? Brachycephalics are animals that have very shortened and compressed muzzles and heads leading to difficulty in their ability to pass air through their breathing passages. It is a compilation of conditions that includes some or all of the following: stenotic nares (small nostrils), collapsed nasal passages, elongated soft palate (excessive tissue in the back of the throat), everted laryngeal saccules (tissue within the voice box) and eventually laryngeal collapse (collapse of…

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What to Dog if Your Dog Breaks or Tears a Nail

A bleeding or broken toenail is a very common injury in dogs. It often requires a visit to the vet, immediately, if serious. Left untreated, a bleeding or broken toenail can result in blood loss, pain or infection, though it is rarely a life-threatening condition. Nail breaks or tears can be major or minor. Major breaks are deeper and tend to bleed more. Major Nail Bleeds & Nail Breaks in Dogs  A toenail that breaks…

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