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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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When Does a Hygroma Require Surgery?

When Does a Hygroma Require Surgery? If your dog has a hygroma, you may be wondering, “When does a hygroma require surgery?” Well, how do you know if your dog needs surgery? Well, your best bet is to have a...
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Why Does My Dog Have a Bump on His Elbow?

Why Does My Dog Have a Bump on His Elbow? Say you’re petting your dog and you notice a bump on the elbow that wasn’t there before and you’re wondering, “What is this thing and why is it here?” “Why...
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Your Dog Isn’t Slowing Down - Your Dog is in Pain

As a small animal veterinarian, one of my jobs is to perform yearly physical exams on dogs. Some of my favorite client-patient combinations are older dogs and their owners. Often these human-dog pair have been together since the dog was...
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How Do You Know if Your Dog is in Pain?

Joint pain secondary to arthritis is arguably one of the most common sources of pain in older dogs. But, because pet owners may not recognize the signs of joint pain, not all dogs are getting the treatment they need. Certain...
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Do Dogs Have Joint Pain?

Dogs are amazing creatures. More than any other non-primate animal on earth, dogs have learned how to communicate with humans. Who hasn’t had their dog stare at them when they want to play, get a cookie, or go outside for...
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5 Reasons Why Dogs Need Great Sleep Support

Did you know dogs can sleep up to 18 hours a day? A good quality night’s sleep is as important for your dog’s health as it is for your health. Here are the top five reasons I believe why all...
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