veterinary medicine

The Canine Prostate: Function and Dysfunction

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Prince, a 7 year-old unneutered German Shepherd, was not feeling his best. He’d been having trouble urinating more than small amounts at a time for a couple of days. He’d had an accident in the house, which was very unlike him. And sometimes he leaked a little urine while lying down. On physical exam, Prince’s bladder felt much distended. On his x-rays, his bladder was very full, and his prostate gland was visibly enlarged. What… 

Veterinary Technology Trend: Assisi Loop

Doctors at CHAI have been using Assisi Loop therapy in patient treatment plans for the past two years. What is an Assisi Loop? How does it work? What conditions can it treat? Read on for more information. In veterinary medicine, Assisi devices have been used to treat arthritis, tendonitis, laminitis and other known inflammatory conditions.  Assisi Loop technology derives from PEMF technology, approved by the FDA for the treatment of post-operative pain and edema. Studies have demonstrated that the Assisi Loop technology is at least… 

Arthritis, Joints and a Healthy Future

Arthritis is the number one cause of lameness in dogs, and as such, it is diagnosed so often that the word has become a part of everyday language, requiring no explanation for what it actually means for you pet. With that familiarity, there is sometimes a loss of a true understanding of what is happening in the joint to result in the symptoms that you’re seeing and, more importantly, what can be done to help them. To address this, I wanted to write about the… 

Plants For Your Garden That Are Good For Your Dog

There are lots of guides out there on plants that are bad or even poisonous for your dog. But what about the ones that can have actual health benefits? Create a holistic, healthy herb garden right here in Chattanooga, with our guide to some of the best plants for your pet. Before you start buying barley grass and getting ginger, however, take a hour or so to make sure your garden is dog-friendly. Leave a water bowl in a shaded area, stop purchasing pesticides and… 

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