Category: Veterinary Medicine

Hyaluronic Acid Arthritis In Dog

Hyaluronic Acid Arthritis Treatment

What is Hyaluronic Acid Arthritis Treatment? Hyaluronic acid, also called hyaluronan or hyaluronate, is an anionic, nonsulfated glycosaminoglycan naturally present in the human body. It is found in the body’s connective, epithelial and neural tissues. Hyaluronic acid is commonly prescribed to humans orally or by injection for arthritis, osteoarthritis, and joint disorders. How does it work? Hyaluronic acid has been found helpful in the treatment of arthritis, osteoarthritis, and joint problems influenced by mechanical overload during high-impact physical activity, repeated trauma, joint instability, the metabolic processes associated with aging, and body mass index related to obesity and hereditary factors. Hyaluronic

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Picture Of A Platelet Rich Plasma That Can Treat Tendonitis In Dog

Platelet Rich Plasma Tendonitis Treatment

What is Platelet Rich Plasma Tendonitis Treatment? Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a procedure using a concentration of the patient’s own platelets to accelerate healing. PRP is an amazing tool for healing injured: Tendons Ligaments Muscles Joints How Does PRP Work? The theory behind PRP is using buffered platelet-rich plasma concentrates blood platelets, along with their growth factors, for incorporation back into the patient’s own tissue speed healing and repair. First, Dr. Smimth takes a small amount of blood from your pet and spins down in a specialized centrifuge for several minutes. The spinning isolates the platelet-rich plasma with activated

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Xray Picture of A Dog Elbow With Arthritis

Best Treatment for Dog Elbow Arthritis

The best treatment for dog elbow arthritis  is fairly simple and straightforward. However, you must remember that treating elbow arthritis successfully is tough. With the owner’s consent, I pull out every trick in the book.Best Medicines for Elbow Arthritis                   NSAID-Previcox is my favorite. Adequan PSGAG. Hyaluronic Acid (Legend)-off label usage. Zeel homeopathic. Prolotherapy with Zeel or other tincture. Intra-articular steroids. You must remember that some dogs need treatment more frequently than others. One size does not fit all when it comes to dog elbow arthritis. Age, season off the year, body composition

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A Happy Tilly Dog With A Continued Success Theraphy

Tilly’s Continued Success with Adequan, Legend and Laser Therapy

Remember Tilly? A short while back we shared a story about Tilly, an Australian Cattle show dog who recently suffered a back injury. Dr. Smith is treating her with Adequan, Legend and Laser Therapy. Read About Tilly’s History and Prior Success Tilly’s Regimen of Adequan, Legend and Laser Therapy Tilly was started on a regimen of Adequan and Legend and Laser Therapy. Her treatment consisted of: Adequan given at a loading dose followed by injections every two to four weeks Legend injections Bi-weekly laser therapy. Tilly showed improvement shortly after beginning the treatments. We are happy to report that Tilly

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Picture of Dogs With Biceps Tendonitis

Treatment for Biceps Tendonitis in Dogs

Two TPLO surgeries, elbow dysplasia and now biceps tendonitis! Can it get any worse? What is Biceps Tendonitis? Biceps tendonitis in dogs is debilitating and when considering all of these problems, might be the hardest to treat. Biceps tendonitis is inflammation of the biceps tendon where the tendon courses over the front part of the shoulder. Often, it results from blunt trauma or from a change in the biomechanics of the gait. Most of these dogs are athletic, hard-working dogs that like to run, play, and jump. This is the main reason why it is so hard to treat successfully.

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Veterinarians Receive Distinguished Alumni Award at UT College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinarians Receive Distinguished Alumni Award at UT College of Veterinary Medicine

Nashville Area Veterinarians Receive Distinguished Alumni Award at UT College of Veterinary Medicine On February 4, 2013, UT College of Veterinary Medicine (Knoxville) awarded Dr. Marc Smith of Natchez Trace Veterinary Services and Dr. Casey Damron of White Oak Animal Hospital the “2012 Distinguished Alumni” Award. The achieved the honor for the creation of PET | TAO Holistic Pet Products and their service in the field of Alternative Veterinary Medicine. Their Journey to Eastern Medicine Dr. Marc Smith and Dr. Casey Damron had both been practicing veterinarians for approximately eight years. Then, they began noticing Western veterinary medicine left some

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