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Dogs


Luxating Patella

Patellar luxations (knee cap dislocations) occur frequently in dogs and occasionally in cats.  It occurs when the patient's kneecap (patella) is dislocated from its normal anatomic position in the groove of the thigh bone (femur). It is for this reason that most dogs with the condition will hold up their hind legs for a few minutes. Commonly, we see this condition in toy or small breed dogs such as the Yorkshire Terrier, Pomeranian, Pekingese, Chihuahua, and Boston Terrier. Female dogs are 1 1/2 times more likely to acquire the condition.


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Cruciate Ligament Rupture and Repair

The Basics

              

The knee is a fairly complicated joint. It consists of the femur above, the tibia below, the kneecap (patella) in front, and the bean-like fabellae behind. Chunks of cartilage called the medial and lateral menisci fit between the femur and tibia like cushions. An assortment of ligaments holds everything together, allowing the knee to bend the way it should and keep it from bending the way it shouldn’t.


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What Not to Eat

As dog owners, it’s not uncommon to want to spoil your four-legged family members by sharing table scraps or your favorite snack with them. After all, if it is safe for you to eat, it must be OK for them as well, right? Not necessarily. While many human foods, especially fruits and vegetables, are perfectly safe, some are very unhealthy and downright dangerous to dogs. Dogs digest differently than humans, and eating the wrong foods can lead to long-term health problems and, in extreme cases, even death.


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Simple Tricks for your Dog's Bath

At Eastside Animal Medical Center, we are happy to provide bathing services for your dog. Click here for an appointment, or....

 

....... if you are feeling industrious, the following article may help those 'Do - It - Yourselfers' :

Everyone knows how to bathe a dog, right? But even if you’re doing a good job already, we can offer tips to make your work easier or last longer.

 


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Guide To Bringing Home A New Puppy

Bringing home a new puppy is always exciting. However, it’s also a big responsibility. Make sure that you and your family are prepared for the short term, high demands of a puppy as well as the 10+ year commitment of caring for a dog through their lifespan.

You’ll want to examine the monthly costs of caring for a dog as well as the daily time commitment. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for bringing home little Baxter.


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Top This! 5 Healthy Dog Food Toppers

Not everyone has time to cook meals for their dog, but with a little effort, you could try adding some healthy toppers to their dry food that you already give them! Here are the top 5 foods we suggest to give a try:

 


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