Luxating Patella (Slipping Kneecap)

In this article our vet David explains all about Luxating Patellas. Anatomy The kneecap (patella) is located in the tendon of insertion of the quadriceps muscle group. The quadriceps tendon inserts at the top of the shinbone (tibia) on a bony prominence called the tibial tuberosity. The patella runs in a groove (trochlear groove) on […]

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Exercise with your dog

Biscuit from the hip stretch   At Physio-Vet we will often give out a specific exercise programme to help with injuries as part of a rehab programme, but did you know all dogs should warm up before exercise to reduce the likelihood of injury and improve fitness. At Astar pets they have lots of ideas […]

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Jumping Problems Part 2

Jumping Problems Part 2 Previously, I looked at the biomechanics of jumping and different styles. This time I am going to describe jumping injuries that I commonly see. I have broken the injuries down into injuries that occur or manifest themselves at take-off, those that occur in flight and those that occur on landing. Physical […]

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Jumping Problems 3

Fig.3 Jumping Problems part 3 In the last two articles I looked jumping styles and physical problems of take-off. In this months issue I am going to discuss injuries that occur in flight and on landing. Injuries That Occur in Flight These are usually associated with a dog hitting the jump pole or frame. The […]

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Ear Disease in Dogs - Part I

Ear Disease in Dogs - Part I By David Prydie BVMS, CertSAO, CCRT, MRCVS Why do dogs get bad ears? In part 1 I look at the anatomy of a dog’s ear and how this affects the disease process. In part 2 I look at treatment of ear disease in the dog from cleaners and […]

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Ear Disease in Dogs Part 2

Ear Disease in Dogs Part 2.  By David Prydie BVMS, CertSAO, CCRT, MRCVS In part 1 I looked at the anatomy of a dog’s ear and how this affects the disease process as well as causes of ear disease. In part 2 I will look at treatment of ear disease in the dog from cleaners […]

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Jumping Problems

Jumping Problems In this month’s column is all about jumping problems. In this month’s issue I am going to look at the biomechanics of jumping and where problems arise. Some are due to physical issues and some are down to training issues. In next month’s issue I will talk a bit more in depth about […]

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Pain – Part II

In last month’s article I looked at signs of pain in the dog and how they try to hide pain, as this is a sign of weakness in the pack situation. I also looked at the commonly used medications to treat pain. In the second part of the article on pain, I look at other […]

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Gastric Dilatation and Torsion (Bloat.)

Gastric Dilatation and Torsion (Bloat.) This is an emergency condition that needs immediate veterinary intervention or the dog will die. It usually occurs in deep chested large breed dog. E.g. Mastiffs, GSDs and Setters. Whilst it is most common in theses types of dogs it has been reported in all sizes of dogs including Dachshunds and even […]

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