Hip Dysplasia or a Luxating Patella? Common Pet Orthopedic Problems

Have you noticed a hitch in your pup’s giddyup? While you may know that the leg bone is connected to the knee bone, there are so many problems that affect your pet’s orthopedic health.

When you find yourself wondering, “Is it hip dysplasia or a luxating patella?” your team at MountainView Veterinary Hospital can help!

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The Benefits of Dog Training and Socialization

Dog owners typically seek out training because of the good it does for the household, but the truth is, dogs are the ones who benefit from the experience. Dogs don’t inherently know or understand what’s expected of them. They don’t always know how to play well with others or recognize boundaries. However, with proper training and socialization opportunities, dogs can become wonderful canine citizens!

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Don’t Fake It: Service Animals and Their Role

Service animals do important work and require consistent veterinary care to operate that their best.

If you’ve ever seen service animals at work, you’ve probably marveled at their loyalty, intelligence, and training. An estimated 50,000 Americans rely on service dogs every day. These animals accompany their handlers everywhere, performing tasks that allow people to live, work, and go to school.

Unfortunately, the rise of fake service animals has negatively impacted those who truly depend on their four-legged companions.

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Delicacy or Danger? What to do if Your Pet Eats Wildlife Poop

Should you call a veterinarian if your pet eats wildlife poop?Any pet owner who has observed their pet gobbling up deer, rabbit, raccoon, or other wildlife poop knows the particular combination of dismay, disgust, and concern that arises at the sight. Is there something wrong with your pet? Will they get sick? Why would they want to eat poop in the first place?

Diseases and parasites are a real concern If your pet eats wildlife poop. Knowing what to look for, as well as how to keep it from happening in the future, are key to your pet’s safety.

Causes of Coprophagia

The ingestion of poop by an animal, also known as coprophagia, is fairly common in dogs. There are a wide range of possible causes, including: Continue…

The Dog Owner’s Guide to Canine Influenza

By the time scientists at Cornell University and University of Wisconsin identified a virulent strain of canine influenza in 2015, it had sickened over 1,000 dogs in the Chicagoland area. Canine influenza continues to make an appearance each year, affecting pets in nearly every state.

Take a moment to learn more about canine influenza and how you can protect your furry loved ones.

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