DVSC - Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center (DVSC)

Author Archives: DVSC

Home » Articles posted by DVSC

Your Dog’s Knees, Part 2: Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Knee Conditions

The two most common conditions to affect your dog’s knees are cranial cruciate ligament rupture and patellar luxation, which we addressed in our previous blog post. In this post, we will discuss how prompt diagnosis and treatment can have your dog back on her feet again in no time.  Cranial Cruciate Rupture In a dog’s […]

Read More

Anesthesia and Your Pet

Just like in human medicine, if your pet needs surgery, she will be placed under anesthesia. The thought of your precious companion being anesthetized may make you nervous, so we want to explain the entire procedure. From a thorough preoperative evaluation to the safest drugs and monitoring equipment, Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center has your pet’s […]

Read More

Your Dog’s Knees, Part 1:  Common Knee Conditions

Your dog’s knees support his weight and absorb shock from all his movements every day. When a knee injury occurs, pain and discomfort interfere with every step. The two most common knee injuries that affect dogs are cranial cruciate ligament rupture and patellar luxation, and both occur in the rear legs. Although both injuries cause […]

Read More

Laparoscopic Ovariectomy

There are several surgical techniques available to make female pets unable to reproduce.  The most common surgical technique in the United States is open surgical ovariohysterectomy (spay), which involves a full incision into the abdomen and removal of both ovaries and uterine horns.  Alternatively, and equally effective, is the surgical removal of both ovaries (ovariectomy) […]

Read More

Tracheal Collapse

  Background Tracheal collapse is a chronic and progressive condition which can become life-threatening. The trachea is a tube-like structure which directs air from the mouth towards the lungs. Normally, this tube is held open by firm rings of cartilage, but with tracheal collapse these cartilage rings become weak. The weakened cartilage begins to sag […]

Read More

Sialocele (Salivary Mucocele)

Sialocele is defined as the accumulation of saliva in the tissue due to leakage from a salivary gland or salivary duct. This condition is rare and occurs in less than 5/1,000 dogs. The condition is most common in young dogs, 2-4 years of age. It occurs more commonly in German Shepherds and Miniature Poodles. It […]

Read More

Cystotomy and Scrotal Urethrostomy

Cystic calculi, also called bladder stones or uroliths, are commonly seen in both dogs and cats. There are four predominant types of bladder stones: struvite, calcium oxalate, purine, and urate. Between 5-15% of bladder stones are mixed composition. Treatment options and risk factors depend on the type of stone present, therefore each bladder stone is […]

Read More

Urethral Prolapse

Urethral Prolapse Urethral prolapse is defined as the extrusion of the urethral mucosa through the external urethral orifice of the penis. This condition occurs most commonly in young male dogs that have not been neutered. Brachycephalic breeds (e.g., bulldogs, Boston terriers, pugs) and Yorkshire terriers may be predisposed to urethral prolapse. Although we don’t know […]

Read More

Diskospondylitis

Discospondylitis is an infection of the intervertebral disk and end plates. Hematogenous spread secondary to a pre-existing condition, urinary or skin infections are noted in some cases. Diskospondylitis is commonly seen in young large breed dogs and rarely in cats. The L7-S1 disk is the most common site affected; involvement of multiple sites is common. […]

Read More

Epidural Analgesia

An epidural injection of an opioid and/or a local anesthetic is most commonly given under anesthesia, immediately prior to abdominal or pelvic limb surgery. Readers are referred to texts for information on specific drugs and dosages. The site for epidural injection is the lumbosacral space in both dogs and cats. The patient is placed in […]

Read More