When Your Pet’s Knee is in Need: All About TPLO Surgery 

When a pet begins to limp suddenly on a back leg, there are a few different things that could be causing the problem. The Pet Experts at Wheaton Animal Hospital have the expertise, tools, and resources to make an accurate diagnosis for your pet so that we can move forward with the right treatment.

One of the most common causes of acute hindlimb lameness is rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament in the knee, called a CCL rupture. This is analogous to an ACL rupture in humans. The treatment for this condition is almost always surgical, and while there are several procedures that can be performed, the gold standard option for most pets is TPLO surgery. 

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Tummy Trouble: Always a Pet Emergency or Can You Wait it Out?

pet tummy troublesThere are exactly zero pet owners out there who shrug off unforeseen, yet repetitive, vomiting episodes (with or without diarrhea). To be sure, it’s alarming when an animal shows acute signs of sickness, but rushing to the ER every time your pet hacks something up may not always be the right approach. The Pet Experts present: when to wait and see if tummy troubles improve vs. when to accept that a real pet emergency is looming…

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