A group of researchers has been studying a new kind of hip joint implant for dogs with osteoarthritis. The implant is textile-based and contains cartilage derived from stem cells. Initial results of the implant study are promising, with dogs showing reduced pain and restored hip joint function after treatment. The researchers note that the loss … Continue reading New Hip Implant Technology Helps Dogs with Osteoarthritis
FACE Foundation has been saving the lives of pets facing economic euthanasia since 2006. As we celebrate our 15th year, we recognize that the need for FACE's services is even greater now as families experience financial uncertainty due to the health crisis. Thank you to all of our volunteers, donors, and supporters for helping us … Continue reading FACE Video: Celebrating Our 15th Anniversary
Our dogs, cats, and other pets can get cancer just like humans. And, like humans, there can be different causes of cancer in animals. The Merck Veterinary Manual has outlined the most common causes of cancer in pets, and what you can do to help lower the risk. Genetics Some animals have an increased risk … Continue reading Common Causes of Cancer in Pets
This little cutie is Chica! Chica is a senior Chihuahua mix who was suffering from advanced gum disease that caused her quite a bit of pain. Chica needed multiple tooth extractions to relieve her pain and allow her to eat comfortably. Chica's loving mom is on a fixed income and could not afford the full … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Chica!
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has released updated 2021 Feline Senior Care Guidelines for veterinary health professionals, as well as updated resources for cat owners. While the full guidelines are designed to help veterinary practitioners care for senior cats, the AAFP has also created client information materials for cat owners. What are the … Continue reading Feline Vets Update their Senior Cat Care Guidelines