By Brian Beale, DVM Hip dysplasia is a common problem in growing dogs. Hip dysplasia is defined as abnormal development of the hip joint. Medium and larger breed dogs are most commonly affected. Hip dysplasia can affect any breed including mix breed dogs, but the condition is particularly common in retrievers, German Shepherds, […]
By Brian Beale, DVM, Diplomate ACVS, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists
Did you know the dog and cat each have 2 knees….just like us! Injury to the knee is the most common cause of lameness and pain in both dogs and cats. A tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is often the culprit. ACL tears occur frequently in man, but it is even more common in dogs. If left untreated, life long arthritis can ensue causing permanent pain and loss of function of the affected knee.
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One of the Houston Zoo’s most special goats will likely be able to spend many more happy years delighting children and parents at the Houston Zoo, thanks to Dr. Brian Beale of Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists.