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Does a Little Extra Weight Put Your Dog at Risk?

Looking for ways to keep your dog at a healthy weight? You've come to the right place! To start off our Beyond the Bed series, we check in with Dr. Sarah Wooten to answer the top 11 questions about canine weight management...
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How to Care for Calluses

How to Care for Calluses If your dog has a callus on an elbow, you may be wondering how to take care of it and help it go away. Here are 4 great tips that will help you learn how...
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Can a Long Haired Dog Get a Hygroma?

Can a Long Haired Dog Get a Hygroma? Can a long-haired dog get a hygroma? Of course they can. Any dog can get a hygroma, whether they have short hair, long hair, no hair, curly hair, straight hair. Any dog...
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Why Do Dogs Lay on Hard Surfaces?

Why do dogs choose to lay down on hard surfaces? I mean, it’s not very comfortable, right? But there they are, just laying down on the concrete or the tile or whatever.  Why are they doing this? Well, just like...
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Can Calluses Lead to Hygromas?

Can Calluses Lead to Hygromas?  If your dog has a callus and you’ve done some research on the internet, you may be wondering if this callus is going to turn into a hygroma, a fluid-filled pocket under the skin. The...
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How to Treat Hygromas

How to Treat Hygromas  The treatment for hygroma is generally grouped into two big categories: nonsurgical therapy and surgical therapy. For dogs who need surgery they will often need medical therapy as well. But, if your dog’s hygroma is very...
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Is My Dog's Hygroma Infected?

If your dog has been diagnosed with a hygroma, you may be wondering about what signs may indicate that a hygroma is infected. Because an infected hygroma is not a happy hygroma. If your dog’s hygroma is infected, it will...
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Pressure Sore vs Hygroma

Is it a Pressure Sore or a Hygroma? So you’re looking at your dog, maybe at the elbow or the point of the hip, and you’re seeing something on the skin that is not quite right. And, you’re wondering, “What...
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Hygroma vs Callus: What’s the Difference?

Are you wondering if the thing on your dog’s elbow is a callus or a hygroma? How do you tell the difference? Knowing the difference between these two is important because they hygromas and calluses require different types of treatment....
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What Is An Ischial Hygroma?

What Is An Ischial Hygroma? If you’re reading this post, it’s likely because you’ve come across the term ischial hygroma while researching online. Or, your veterinarian said your dog has an ischial hygroma, and you’re thinking, “What the heck is...
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9 Essential Hygroma Surgery Aftercare Tips

If your dog has had hygroma surgery, it’s really important for you to follow all of the surgical recommendations from your veterinarian after surgery. In fact, the care you provide for your dog after hygroma surgery is as important to...
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Do Crossbreeds Get Hygromas More Often?

Do Crossbreeds Get Hygromas More Often? What kinds of dogs get hygromas most? Do crossbreeds get hygromas more often? Or do purebreds get them more? These are great questions. And there’s a short and sweet answer to them: No! Crossbreeds do...
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