A dog's cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) is often referred to as the dog's ACL or 'cruciate'. The upper and lower leg bones at the dog's knee are joined by this connective tissue and can become injured. In this post, our Santa Clarita vets list the three primary types of ACL surgery for dogs.
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For cats, urinary blockages can become life-threatening if not immediately treated. Your vet may recommend a perineal urethrostomy. Our Santa Clarita vets discuss the basics of a perineal urethrostomy surgery and what you can expect from your cat's procedure and recovery.
While IVDD surgery isn't always needed for dogs suffering from Intervertebral Disc Disease, the condition affects your pooch's ability to walk and surgical treatment is often the best option. IVDD surgeries aim to reduce pain, restore mobility and prevent further problems with the disc. Our Santa Clarita vets explain this treatment option in detail.
You may have noticed your dog continuously licking the same spot constantly, normally on their front leg. This can be the sign of a lick granuloma and this behavior needs to be addressed immediately. Our Santa Clarita vets discuss lick granuloma in dogs, the causes, and treatments.
Osteoarthritis is a progressive, degenerative condition in dogs that becomes more severe over time. There's no cure however, our Santa Clarita vets can provide treatments that may help manage symptoms and allow your dog to enjoy a good quality of life as they age.
Cats and dogs are very dependent on their mouths as a way to eat, play, vocalize and pick up objects. For this reason, their oral health is very important. In this post, our Santa Claritavet will discuss 5 dental conditions that affect dogs and cats.
Our Santa Clarita vets know that preparing for your pet to have surgery can be stressful. So we're providing advice about how to prepare your pet for surgery and what to do after the surgery.
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Sweetwater Veterinary Clinic is accepting new patients! Our friendly and experienced vets are passionate about the health of Santa Clarita companion animals and horses. Get in touch today to book your four-legged friend's first appointment.