Large-Breed Puppy Genetic Predispositions

Bloat: The "Mother" Of All Emergencies

What is bloat or GDV? Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) is a life threatening disorder most commonly seen in large, deep-chested dogs. In its early stage, the stomach fills with gas, causing a simple gastric dilatation or bloat. Sometimes, the condition progresses no further than a bloat. A GDV is…

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Hip/Elbow Dysplasia

I have been told that my dog has hip dysplasia but she isn’t lame. Can the diagnosis be correct? Hip dysplasia is a deformity of the hip that occurs during growth. The hip joint is a “ball and socket” joint. During growth both the “ball” (the head of the femur…

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ACL Tear (Cruciate Ligament Rupture)

TPLO Knee Surgery for Dogs, Fort Collins At Aspen Grove Veterinary Care, we offer a comprehensive, all-inclusive dog TPLO surgery package. Click here to learn more.   What and where are the cruciate ligaments? The word cruciate means “to cross over” or “form a cross.” The cruciate ligaments are two…

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