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Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs

Posted by cgoodwin , 11 July 2014 · 14 views

What and where are the cruciate ligaments?
The word cruciate means "to cross over" or "form a cross." The cruciate ligaments are two bands of fibrous tissue located within each knee joint. They join the femur and tibia (the bones above and below the knee joint) together so that the knee works as a hinged joint.

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Presurgical Preparation and Testing

Posted by cgoodwin , 10 July 2014 · 15 views

With modern drugs and sophisticated equipment, the risk associated with general anesthesia and surgery is minimal for the healthy pet.


However, the potential for complications still exists, and the best way to minimize the risk for your pet is to have a complete pre-surgical evaluation performed before the procedure. This allows the veterinarian to dete...


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Meet Dr. Carl Jehn, DVM, MS, DACVS - Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon

Posted by cgoodwin , 09 July 2014 · 37 views

Meet Dr. Carl Jehn, DVM, MS, DACVS - Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon Board Certified: The American College of Veterinary Surgeons: 2009

Residency: University of Florida: 2003-2007

Internship: University of Georgia: 2002-2003

DVM: University of Wisconsin: 2002

Masters of Science: U niversity of Florida (2003-2006)


Member of The American Animal Hospital Association
Member of The American Veterinary Medical Associat...


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Meet Dr. Elizabeth Rawson, DVM, MS, DACVS, CCRT - Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon

Posted by cgoodwin , 08 July 2014 · 14 views

Meet Dr. Elizabeth Rawson, DVM, MS, DACVS, CCRT - Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon Board Certified: The American College of Veterinary Surgeons: 2008
Certified: Canine Rehabilitation Therapist by The Canine Rehabilitation Institute: 2010
Surgical Residency: University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine: 2004-2007
Surgical Internship: Veterinary Specialists of South Florida:2003-2004
Internship: Animal Medical Center of New Y...


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Happy 4th of July! We Are OPEN 24/7/365 FOR EMERGENCIES!

Posted by cgoodwin , 04 July 2014 · 61 views

Happy 4th of July! We Are OPEN 24/7/365 FOR EMERGENCIES! WE ARE OPEN 24/7/365 FOR EMERGENCIES!


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Dog Behavior Problems – Fears and Phobias - Storms and Fireworks – Treatment

Posted by cgoodwin , 03 July 2014 · 71 views

How are fireworks or thunderstorm fears and phobias treated?
Treatment for this problem is through systematic desensitization and counter-conditioning.

When is the best time to start treatment?
This should be started at a time of year when fireworks or thunderstorms are not likely to occur so that you have control over the situation and time to work on...


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Fears and Phobias in Dogs – Storms and Fireworks – Immediate Guidelines

Posted by cgoodwin , 02 July 2014 · 65 views

The ideal way to treat fireworks and thunderstorm phobias is to train your dog using behavior modification techniques such as systematic desensitization and counter-conditioning. This should be started at a time of year when fireworks or thunderstorms are not likely to occur, so that you have control over the situation and time to work on your retraining...


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Protecting Your Dog from Loud and Scary Sounds

Posted by cgoodwin , 01 July 2014 · 43 views

The 4th of July holiday prompts celebration all across the United States, but for dogs and cats the festivities carry with them inherent dangers. We’ve gathered together important tips to help you and your pets stay safe and happy this 4th of July.

Mychelle Blake is the Chief Executive Officer for The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). Pe...


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Dog Behavior Problems Marking Behavior

Posted by cgoodwin , 27 June 2014 · 42 views

What does it mean if my dog is urinating on upright objects?
Dogs "mark" by urinating on upright objects.


Leaving a scent mark with urine is a normal dog communicative behavior. Marking is most likely to occur on or near new or novel odors, especially the urine left by other dogs. http://www.lifelearn...marking1.png...


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Puppy Behavior and Training - Play Biting

Posted by cgoodwin , 26 June 2014 · 37 views

Why is my puppy nipping and biting family members?
Although often thought to be a teething behavior, nipping, mouthing and biting in young dogs is generally a form of social play. Teething is more likely to involve gnawing or chewing on household objects. The first thing you must do is to provide a regular daily routine that includes ample opportunity fo...