Vertigo in Elderly Dogs

Vertigo symptoms and cause Vertigo is a syndrome in elderly dogs that affects balance. Symptoms usually include staggering, a tilting of the head to one side, nystagmus, a rhythmic flicking movement of the eyes, nausea and vomiting. Occassionaly the dog may be unable to standand or most uncommonly roll over and over. Vertigo is not [...]

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Diabetic Treatment for Cats and Dogs

Diabetes Mellitus (DM), a life long disorder that afflicts dogs and cats, results when the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin to meet the animal's needs. Insulin is a hormone needed to transport glucose (blood sugar) into the body's cells. When there is a lack of insulin in the body, blood glucose rises to abnormally [...]

The Cause and Treatment of Arthritis in Cats and Dogs

Companion Animal Hospital is one of few veterinary hospitals in Santa Cruz equipped with laser therapy to treat arthritis. What is arthritis? Arthritis is an inflammation of any joint in the body. The inflammation can have many causes. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis which can be due to wear and tear on [...]

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