Dog Care Center - Health

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Christina Fernandez, DVM, DACVECC
Jul 27, 2021

A dog’s gallbladder plays an important role in the general process of digestion and metabolism. The gallbladder is associated with the liver, which aids your dog’s metabolism and helps remove toxins from their body. The gallbladder assists the liver by storing its digestive… Read More

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Christina Fernandez, DVM, DACVECC
Jul 27, 2021

If your dog has dental disease, their veterinarian may recommend a complete oral health evaluation under anesthesia. Because your pet will be asleep, your vet can more easily evaluate the full extent of your dog’s oral cavity health and determine the care that’s needed,… Read More

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Christina Fernandez, DVM, DACVECC
Jul 27, 2021

If your dog tears or ruptures a cruciate ligament, their knee joint will become unstable. This instability leads to pain and reduced mobility. Dog knee surgery will be required to fix the problem. The cruciate ligament is one of the two bands that form an X shape to bind… Read More

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Christina Fernandez, DVM, DACVECC
Jul 27, 2021

Bladder stones in dogs are mineral densities that form inside the bladder. They can form one at a time or in the hundreds. The formation of bladder stones in dogs is usually related to a change in urine pH. This change in pH can be either acidic or alkaline, which will… Read More

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Christina Fernandez, DVM, DACVECC
Jul 27, 2021

Hip dysplasia is a condition of the hip joint commonly seen in large breed dogs. The hips are considered a ball-and-socket joint, and the term “dysplasia” refers to abnormal growth. Hip dysplasia in dogs results in a poor fit between the ball and socket, which affects their… Read More

Leigh Burkett, DVM
Nov 03, 2020

Yeast are spore-producing fungi that are always present on a dog’s skin, usually in low numbers, as part of the normal flora. A yeast infection happens when there’s an excessive amount of yeast in a certain area. Yeast infections in dogs are quite common and can occur… Read More