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Valley Fever

How Dogs Get Valley Fever Valley Fever is caused by a fungus that lives in the desert soil in the southwestern United States. • Like people, dogs are very susceptible to Valley Fever. Dogs primarily contract Valley Fever in the low desert regions of Arizona, New Mexico and southwestern Texas…

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Adequan

The FDA-approved formula that’s never been duplicated. Adequan® Canine (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) is the only FDA-approved injectable, disease-modifying osteoarthritis drug (DMOAD) that inhibits cartilage loss in the dog’s joint, and may help to: Restore joint lubrication Relieve inflammation Renew the building blocks of healthy cartilage *The specific mechanism of action of…

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Dental Disease

Dental disease is a common and often overlooked problem in pets. Tartar accumulation leads to irritation of the gums around the base of the teeth, ultimately leading to exposure of the roots. Potential outcomes of this tooth root exposure include gum infections and tooth loss. Contributing Factors One of the…

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Laser Therapy

At Greenway Pet Clinic, we are constantly striving to provide our patients with the best and latest in treatment and care, so we provide laser therapy using a Companion Animal Class IV Therapeutic Laser. Therapeutic Lasers have been proven in clinical studies to help alleviate pain and inflammation, reduce swelling,…

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Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

Vet-Stem or regenerative stem cell therapy is a process which uses your own animals’ natural healing cells from fat tissue. These stem cells are capable of turning into or differentiating into a variety of tissue types including tendon, ligament, bone, cartilage, and muscle and have been proven to reduce pain…

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Hematoma of the Ear in Dogs (Aural Hematoma) (Cauliflower ear)

An aural (ear) hematoma is a collection of blood, serum, or a clotted blood within the pinna (earflap). When present, the pinna will be very thick. The swelling may involve the entire pinna or it may involve only one area. The earflap is composed of a two layers of skin…

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Brushing Teeth: A Home Care Guide for Pet Owner

The best time to brush a cat’s teeth is in the evening when both you and your pet are relaxed. If your cat growls, bites, scratches, or show any signs of aggression during the procedure, stop immediately and consult your veterinarian for professional advise. Remember cats can be more sensitive…

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Cruciate Ligament Injury and Repair in Dogs

The knee (stifle) joint of the dog is one of the weakest in the body. Just as athletes (football players, in particular) frequently suffer knee injuries, the dog also has knee injuries. When severe twisting or excessive extension of the joint occurs, the most common injury is a rupture of…

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Luxating Patella (Dislocated Kneecap)

The patella, or kneecap, should be located in the center of the knee joint. The term "luxating" means out of place or dislocated. Therefore, a luxating patella is a kneecap that moves out of its normal location. Contributing Factors The muscles of the thigh attach, directly or indirectly, to the…

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Addison’s Disease (Hypoadrenocorticism)

Addison’s disease is also known as hypoadrenocorticism. It is a disease that results from the reduction of corticosteroid secretion from the adrenal gland. The adrenal gland is a small gland located near the kidney that secretes several different substances to help regulate normal body function. Some of the most important…

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