Monthly Archives: December 2012

Exercise for old dogs – how much is too much?

December 29th, 2012 (1 Comment)

  Exercise for Old Dogs: The longer they keep moving, the longer they will last   A common question is “How much is too much exercise for an old dog?”  We know that too much exercise has the potential to flare arthritic joints, that older dogs tire sooner, that they are more prone to injury, […]

X-rays of a normal knee vs a ruptured canine cruciate ligament knee

December 12th, 2012 (No Comments)

Comparing X-rays of a normal knee vs an arthritic knee with a ruptured canine cruciate ligament (A.K.A. the answer to last week’s “quiz”)   Spoiler alert! – If you haven’t read last week’s blog, click here   Weak Stomach Alert! – The blog below contains graphic intra-operative pictures       Most of you were […]

X-rays of a ruptured canine cruciate ligament with secondary arthritis

December 3rd, 2012 (2 Comments)

Sometimes you don’t need to be a doctor in order to read an x-ray. Here’s a chance to test your own medical skills…       Attached are two x-rays, side views of the stifle (knee) joint.  Both were taken from the same dog on the same day, one of the left knee, one of […]