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5 miles West of Saskatoon, sk
on Highway 14 at Saskatoon Livestock Sales

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Dr. Harvey Domoslai, DVM
Phone: (306) 384-7676
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Torn Cruciate Ligament

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   August 1, 2012 17:14

Question:  Greetings! Dave and Dawn recommended you. I have a 6 year-old American Bulldog who was diagnosed by a "drawer test" as having a torn cruciate ligament. The vet recommened TTA surgery. Is this the only option? I'm currently trying non-surgical recovery. He's been on restricted activity for 4-5 weeks so far. I found a website that highly recommends this approach. It seems it can in fact be successful. If surgery is necessary, is there a less intrusive, less expensive option? If so, what? I look forward to hearing from you!! Noah

Answer: Hi Noah.  Surgury for a torn cruciate sometimes is the only option especially for a big brawny guy like an American Bulldog.  Conservative approaches certainly can work and I sure wouldn’t hesitate to try and see if you see results.  Either method is going to end up with some arthritis and a stiff knee so good luck.  I like getting these dogs on glucosamine and condroitin as well as omega 3 fatty acids to help the knee and slow the onset of arthritis.  By the way I had both my cruciates torn and one I had the surgery and the other I healed conservatively both are the same ten years later.
Dr. Harv Domoslai, DVM

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Cockapoo Panting

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   July 31, 2012 07:06

Question:  Hi guys!
But my 12 year old cockapoo pants heavily after having a chew stick, rawhide or even a beef bone.
Should I stop giving them to her? This has just started in the last little while. The other two dogs don't seem to have any problem.
Thank you.

Answer:  Fay,  likely the panting is a result of strenuous chewing or eating for a prolonged period and not breathing as deeply as she should while she is chewing.  Her body is telling her she needs to get her oxygen levels up and therefore she pants.  It could be just aging and reduced lung capacity or it could be other things.  Does she pant more when she exercises.
Thanks for the question, Dr. D.

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Another Tick Question

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   May 28, 2012 13:33

Question:  We pick ticks daily, Jackie the Golden had a full tick that she probably scratched at,  so I pulled it off.  The problem is there is a wound the size of a nickel or slightly larger, skin is ripped off.   She can’t lick it so put some antibiotic  on it.  Are there any potential problems with this?

Answer:  Not usually. After couple days with polysporin or hibitane ointment can change to one with a steroid in it to reduce inflammation for a couple more days. Dr. Lisa Waymann DVM

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TICKS! What to do!

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   May 28, 2012 07:38

Question:  TICKS!!!! We just adopted an older Aussie, and pulled 20 some ticks off him the first day we had him. Lately I have found two ticks in the house, not on him. What to do to make my dogs stink to the ticks, so they stop hitching a ride inside? I put some of that medicine on his shoulders, and then a tick collar for good measure, but they are everywhere this year. We've never seen so many ticks.

Advantix repels  and kills attached ticks.  Ticks have been especially bad this year and we're not quite sure which tick medicine you used on your dog but vet clinics have a tick medicine that is applied on the back along the spine on skin, that is called Advantix and it is a 95% deterrent against ticks.It is effective for one month at a time. We suggest that you wait before using this product if you have already used another product until the previous one wears off and the collar is not required with the Advantix. Keep checking anyway and pulling off and crush or burn the tick.

You could also use one of the combo mosquito and tick repellent sprays before going out with dog.  Dr. Lisa Wayman DVM

Liz,  sometimes the male ticks will hitch a ride inside or a female will jump off without feeding on your dog.  Nothing can be done outside of what Dr. Wayman has recommended but daily checks to remove any ticks found on your body. Dr. Domoslai DVM

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