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Q. My 3 yr old lab has an ACL tear and needs surgery. I cannot afford this at the moment and have been putting it off. It has progressed badly and she has been relying on her left leg which is now not stable either. How much do these surgeries cost and do you accept payment plans?
I’m sorry that your pet is having these problems. While medications can be used to decrease the discomfort and inflammation associated with cranial (anterior) cruciate ligament rupture, there is no long-term alternative to surgery. The cost of the anesthesia, surgery, … Continue reading
Q. My 3 year old dachshund mix has recently been having sleep terrors- it happens at least once a day; she will whimper and start shaking and barking. We think that she may have been abused before we adopted her. Is this related, and what can we do to help her not have these? We wake her up when it seems bad, but if we don’t they can last for minutes and I’m really worried.
Thanks for your question. The first thing would be a good physical exam to ensure that these are truly behavioral issues and not related to a nervous disorder such as seizures. Try to keep a log of when these episodes … Continue reading
Microchips have helped reunite thousands of pets with their families. We offer the most widely used microchip products to increase the chances of a safe recovery. The procedure is safe and quick. The cost for implanting the microchip and registering … Continue reading
Steve and Debbie demonstrate how to trim your dog’s nails. If you have any questions, or do schedule a time to bring your pet by for a nail trimming, contact us anytime.
Jessica and Jamee from Pebble Creek Animal & Bird Hospital explain how to properly clean your dog’s ears while demonstrating the procedure on Hope, one of their patients.
There are multiple reasons for dogs to get excited after a bath. It could simply be instinct! Most dog shampoos have perfumes that may smell pleasant to us but smell awful to animals. They try to roll around and rub … Continue reading
Q. Our dog is shaking his head a lot and the inside of his ear is red and has a smelly brown fluid discharge. Any solution for this? We’ve been cleaning his ears with a water/vinegar solution or water/hydrogen peroxide.
It sounds like your pet has an ear infection. Ear infections may be caused by bacteria, yeast, or even mites. The first step in treating your pet’s ear infection is determining what type of infection it is. Different medications will … Continue reading
Q. Our 9 month old Newfoundland was recently diagnosed with a very advanced hip dysplasia, but he doesn’t seem to be in any pain yet. I’ve read about glucosamine-based nutritional supplements, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) and also an ADEQUAN-CANINE drug that is described as a miracle cure. What do you recommend as the best treatment for our beloved pup?
Newfoundlands are great dogs I am sorry to hear about your puppy’s diagnosis, unfortunately hip dysplasia is a common problem in many dog breeds and in most cases there are several treatment options that can help them to have a … Continue reading
Prophylactic gastropexies are done in some deep-chested, large breed dogs to decrease the risk of Gastric Dilation and Volvulus (aka GDV or bloat). Great Danes are the breed most at risk for this condition. When a prophylactic gastropexy is performed, … Continue reading
Q. I believe my dog has tapeworms. I spotted these few rice looking thing at the butt end on his bed. I have recently moved into this complex and have found a few fleas on him…which I read was the source on these tapeworms. Can I give my dog over the counter Praziquantel?
Thanks for contacting us with your question. Tapeworm infestation is very common in our pets in Florida because of the large number of fleas here. As you note, pets are infected with tapeworms when they ingest a flea. I would … Continue reading