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
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!
Twelve year old Justin is the beloved pet in a San Diego military family. He began to experience severe pain while walking and his veterinarian diagnosed him with intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), a degenerative spinal condition requiring immediate surgery to relieve his pain. Justin's family could not afford the full cost of his surgery and … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Justin
This little cutie is Chucha! Chucha was diagnosed with pyometra, a serious and life-threatening infection of the uterus. Chucha needed emergency surgery, but her parents had their work hours reduced due to the Covid pandemic and were unable to afford the full cost of her life-saving treatment. Thanks to a FACE grant made possible by … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Chucha!
Like dementia in humans, older dogs can develop a neurodegenerative condition known as canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CCDS). According to Dr. Brian Gray Barnett, a veterinarian with the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the Dog Aging Project research team, “One study found that 28% of 11- to 12-year-old dogs and … Continue reading Signs of Cognitive Decline in Senior Dogs