Monthly Archives - June 2019

Points to Remember for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Points to Remember for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments and using it Intra-Articular Applications PRP Purpose: Growth factors are released from within and this promotes angiogenesis, cellular proliferation, and provides an extracellular matrix for cell rebuilding. Indications: OsteoArthritis (OA), Tendonitis, Ligament injuries, burns, open wounds, bone grafts, dental procedures. Administration of PRP May be performed every 2-3 weeks until desired effect (1-3 treatments). Re-administration every 9-12 months depending on the pet. A “Flare” pain response Occurs 24-72 hours post injection. The pain gets worse during this time [...]

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Life Cycle: Fleas

Any pet owner who’s had trouble with fleas on their dog or cat knows how quickly an infestation of these pint-sized pests can spiral out of control. But how does it go from one flea to hundreds, even thousands, so quickly? Here’s a breakdown of the flea life cycle from egg to adult: 1. Egg Eggs are deposited on the pet and fall into the environment within a few hours. 2. Larva Larvae are maggot-like and approximately 0.5 cm long. They feed on blood [...]

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Your New Pet: Information & Tips for a New Dog or Cat

What to feed your Pet As veterinarians, we are asked what is the best food to feed my pet and how much should I feed? The answer to this question is both easy and complicated.  First we must identify the goal of feeding your pet.  The goal is to feed a complete, balanced, digestible, palatable and safe diet.  This sounds easy to do but if you ever walked down the pet food section, you know that with all the choices available [...]

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