Hear, Hear! Ear Problems in Pets

Cat with different colored eyes hunting in the summer garden , close upAsk just about any veterinarian on our staff and he or she will tell you that ear issues are one of the most common reasons for a trip into our office. Sadly, ear problems in pets can also be one of the most frustrating issues for which we treat animals.

When pet owners have a good grasp on what symptoms and behaviors to be on the lookout for, it helps us to better treat these issues earlier and more successfully. Make sure that you know all about ear problems in pets, including what to watch for.

Ear Anatomy 101

Our pet’s ears are an extremely important part of their lives, as they bear the responsibility for hearing, balance, and orientation in their world. Because of this, it is vitally important to take good care of your pet’s ears.

While the ear may seem to be a fairly simple body part, it really is quite complex. The ear is composed of many parts, all with a specific and important function. Continue…

Boning Up on Pet Orthopedic Surgery

Side view of female Dog X-RayYou probably already realize that the veterinarians and staff at Carriage Hills Animal Hospital are the best of the best. We excel in many areas, however making advanced veterinary surgical techniques accessible to our clients is one of those that we especially take pride in.

We perform many surgeries that require specialized training, experience, and equipment at Carriage Hills Animals Hospital. These include everything from advanced dental procedures to neurological surgeries to laparoscopic surgeries and complicated soft tissue procedures. We are also proud to be able to perform pet orthopedic surgery.

Defining Pet Orthopedic Surgery

You may be familiar with the term orthopedics as it relates to people, but do you know what pet orthopedic surgery is? This area of surgery is devoted to treating diseases and illness of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles of the body. Obviously, this can encompass a great many diseases and injuries in our pet patients. Continue…