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Here are some helpful tips and advice from our Brooklyn veterinarians to help ensure that your pets stay happy and healthy.

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Surgery in Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

Surgery in Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

Surgical procedures are used to treat pets in a number of different circumstances. Knowing why and what to expect can give you peace of mind. Here, our vets in Brooklyn share some common types of surgeries for dogs along with important information about recovery and when emergency surgery might be needed.

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What to Expect While Your Dog Recovers from Surgery

What to Expect While Your Dog Recovers from Surgery

While vets will generally try to use the least invasive treatment option possible, surgical intervention is sometimes necessary. Here, our vets in Brooklyn discuss some ways to help keep your dog comfortable while recovering from veterinary surgery and the importance of following your vet surgeon's instructions.

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Anesthesia for Dogs

Anesthesia for Dogs

Many procedures will require your canine companion to be perfectly relaxed and still for the duration. This is to ensure a successful procedure and to avoid injury to your dog or the veterinary team. Here, our Brooklyn vets discuss what you should know about anesthesia for dogs including the potential risks and how to minimize them.

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Dog TTA Surgery for Cruciate Ligament Rupture

Dog TTA Surgery for Cruciate Ligament Rupture

TTA or Tibial Tuberosity Advancement surgery is commonly used to treat dogs who have experienced a ruptured cranial cruciate ligament. Here, our Brooklyn vets explain when TTA surgery may be used for dogs, what to expect during and after the procedure, and cost information.

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Cat Hernia Surgery

Cat Hernia Surgery

Hernias don't happen often in cats and are usually found to be congenital. The good news is that there are treatment options if they do happen. Today, our Brooklyn vets share some information about the development of hernias in cats, the different types, and how surgery can help to treat them while preventing reoccurrences.

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My Dog Ate Gum: Is That Dangerous?

My Dog Ate Gum: Is That Dangerous?

Just a single, small piece of gum can cause serious issues for your pup, especially if it contains xylitol. Xylitol is present in many types of sugar-free gum as well as other common foods and substances. Here, our vets in Brooklyn talk about the dangers of xylitol and what to do if your dog ate chewing gum.

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Common Dental Problems in Dogs

Common Dental Problems in Dogs

Caring for your dog's teeth is a crucial part of their overall care. This can help to prevent serious dental conditions from developing. Our vets in Brooklyn talk about the common types of dental conditions in dogs and how they can be prevented with veterinary dentistry.

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Dog Wound Care & Healing Stages

Dog Wound Care & Healing Stages

While injuries are fairly common among dogs and most will be small and manageable, there might be times when your dog will require a bit of extra care. Here, our Brooklyn vets share some advice for dog wound care while at home, when you should consider seeing a vet, and how to speed up recovery.

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CCL Surgery in Dogs

CCL Surgery in Dogs

Because a dog's knee is weight-bearing at all times and they tend to spend a good chunk of time running around, orthopedic injuries can easily occur. Here, our Brooklyn vets discuss CCL injuries and how surgery can help to get dogs moving comfortably again.

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Aural Hematoma in Cat: When is Surgery Needed

Aural Hematoma in Cat: When is Surgery Needed

Sometimes our feline friends can experience injury or trauma which can lead to secondary issues. One of these common conditions is ear hematomas or blood blisters. Here, our Brooklyn vets discuss aural hematomas in cats, why they need to be treated and how surgery can help treat them and prevent future occurrences.

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