Common Sporting Injuries in Dogs

Canine sporting events are becoming increasingly popular. These athletic endeavors provide excellent mental and physical stimulation for your dog, but they can also lead to injuries. Our Midwest Veterinary Specialists team wants to provide information about common sporting injuries in dogs, along with tips to help decrease your dog’s risk. Sporting dog foot pad injuries [...]

Shockwave Therapy in Pets

Shockwave therapy is a noninvasive, drug-free treatment for pets experiencing pain and lameness. The technology employs focused high-energy sound waves to stimulate the body’s healing, regeneration, and pain relieving processes. These sound waves penetrate deeper and release more energy than ultrasound or laser therapy. Our team at Midwest Veterinary Specialists provides information about this treatment [...]

Recognizing Pet Pain

Unmanaged pain decreases a pet’s quality of life and prolongs their recovery from surgery, injury, and illness. Pets instinctively hide their vulnerabilities, which can make recognizing pain difficult. Our Midwest Veterinary Specialists team wants to help by explaining how you can determine if your pet is suffering. Understanding pet pain Pain is a complex, multifaceted [...]

What Dog Owners Should Know About Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy

Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) is a surgical treatment option for dogs suffering from cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture, which is the most common orthopedic problem in dogs. If your dog has been diagnosed with this condition, you are likely considering a treatment approach that will return your dog to their normal activity level as [...]

Why Is My Pet Limping?

Many conditions can cause your pet to start limping, and some issues are more concerning than others. Our team at Midwest Veterinary Specialists wants to help by providing information about what conditions cause pets to limp, how these problems are diagnosed and managed, and when you should seek veterinary care. Lameness detection in pets Dogs [...]

Non-surgical Treatment Options for Arthritic Pets

Arthritis (i.e., osteoarthritis [OA]) is a degenerative joint condition that causes joint pain and decreased mobility for many pets, despite surgical treatment, or in cases where surgical procedures aren’t always indicated. Fortunately, there are many treatment options available to help improve an arthritic pet’s quality of life, and a multimodal treatment plan often leads to [...]

Treatment Options for Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs

A ruptured cranial cruciate ligament (CCL, sometimes called ACL) is the most common cause of hind limb lameness in dogs. If your dog ruptures their CCL, you want him or her back to normal activity level as soon as possible. Our team at Midwest Veterinary Specialists wants to help by offering information about CCL rupture [...]

7 Benefits of Pet Insurance

Pets can be expensive, especially if they are sick, injured, or need emergency care. Pet insurance can help mitigate these costs, and our team at Midwest Veterinary Specialists wants to explain the benefits of pet insurance to ensure your pet always receives the care they need. #1: Pet insurance provides peace of mind Emergency situations, [...]

What is a Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeon?

If your pet needs surgery, you want them to receive the best care possible, and you want someone who has the required training and experience to perform their procedure. Our team at Midwest Veterinary Specialists wants to explain how your pet can benefit from a board-certified veterinary surgeon’s expertise. Requirements to become a board-certified veterinary [...]

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