A New Approach to an Old Problem: CBLO Knee Surgery for Dogs

Disease of the cranial cruciate ligament in dogs is perhaps one of the most common orthopedic issues we see. This painful and debilitating problem can really sideline a pet, especially one who is larger or particularly athletic.

Several surgical approaches exist that attempt to create stabilization and relieve pain in the diseased joint, but none are perfect. In the quest to get better at helping dogs suffering from cruciate disease, Poulsbo Animal Clinic’s own Dr. Craig Adams was trained to perform the CBLO knee surgery. This technique puts us one step closer to getting affected pets back on their feet again.

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The Tooth of the Matter: Periodontal Disease in Pets

pet dentalThe mind-body connection is likely a term you’ve already heard, but what about mouth-body connection? In both humans and pets, it’s nearly impossible to maintain good health without paying attention to oral hygiene.

According to the American Veterinary Dental College, the majority of dogs and cats have some form of periodontal disease by age three. This puts them at risk for tooth loss, severe pain, and a variety of health issues. Owner education and action are essential to preventing and treating periodontal disease in pets.

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