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30 04, 2020

Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO)

2020-04-30T14:44:49-07:00April 30th, 2020|Cats, Dogs|

When the neck of the femur is fractured it needs surgical repair. This fracture happens in cats and dogs. The fracture is almost always from trauma, although there is a disease called Legg-Calve-Perthes (LCPD) in which spontaneous degeneration of the head of the femur occurs. This is a rare disease.   The normal head and neck of the femur are circled in this model. This page will show you how we remove the head when the neck is fractured.  A fractured neck of the femur is the same problem seen in elderly people when they fall and break a hip.

29 04, 2020

Symptoms of Diseases

2020-04-29T21:54:30-07:00April 29th, 2020|Avian, Cats, Dogs, Ferret, Guinea Pig, Pot Bellied Pigs, Rabbit, Reptile, Tips|

It is sometimes difficult to determine if your pet is ill, especially since many pets have subtle signs of illness that they easily hide from owners. Here are 7 basic areas you should observe on a daily basis to help determine if your pet needs an exam by one of our doctors. If you have any doubt that your pet is ill you should not hesitate to seek veterinary care since animals like our domestic pets, and especially birds, are masters at hiding serious illness. The Long Beach Animal Hospital staffed with emergency vets is available until the evenings 7 days

29 04, 2020

Puppy’s First Vet Visit

2020-04-29T20:41:06-07:00April 29th, 2020|Tips|

Goal To prepare your puppy to be handled, restrained, groomed, and vaccinated throughout its life. Tools you will need Your pup, some yummy treats, and some time. Yummy Treats Overview Ask any veterinarian or groomer what they dislike most about their profession, and they are likely to say, "Handling uncooperative or aggressive dogs!" In many cases, the aggression that veterinarians and groomers deal with could be avoided if we taught our dogs, from a very early age, to put up with the discomfort that often accompanies visits to the doctor and the groomer. We can accomplish this by "desensitizing" our

29 04, 2020

Socializing Your Puppy

2020-04-29T20:35:44-07:00April 29th, 2020|Tips|

Goal of Socialization To help your puppy get along well with others; to become a well behaved member of the community; and to be a confident and psychologically healthy dog. Tools you will need Just you and your dog and some yummy treats and fun toys. Overview There is an important developmental stage that occurs in all dogs between the ages of seven and sixteen weeks of age. This is the time when puppies learn (whether we teach them or not!) which things in life are good and which are not. Now commonly referred to as a critical socialization or

29 04, 2020

Puppy Behavior Training

2020-04-29T20:18:36-07:00April 29th, 2020|Tips|

Introduction More dogs are euthanized for behavior problems than for any other reason. In almost all of these dogs, early, correct, and persistent training techniques will reverse this dismal statistic. This section contains information about a variety of canine training techniques and behavior modification programs that will help you teach your dog basic manners that s/he needs to live in human society. Learn how to solve common behavior problems like house training, puppy mouthing and biting, adolescent destructiveness, teaching Fido to come when called, and preventing aggression. The information you find here is based on contemporary humane training techniques that

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