This adorable pup is Henna! Over the holidays, Henna began to have trouble walking. She made several emergency trips to the vet and spent 3 days at the hospital. It was determined that poor Henna was suffering from intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), a degenerative spinal condition seen in Dachshunds and other breeds with similar body … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Henna!
This happy little guy is Oliver, an 11-year-old Shorkie (Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix). Oliver's dad noticed a lump in his pelvic area and took him to the vet, where he was diagnosed with a perineal hernia. Poor Ollie needed surgery to fix this serious problem. His dad had savings for a veterinary emergency but still needed … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Oliver!
Don't let the name fool you--Doom is a sweet and playful 3-year-old cat who had a serious health problem recently. His mom took him to the vet after she noticed that he was struggling to go in the litter box. Doom was diagnosed with obstipation, a blockage in the colon. Poor Doom spent 5 days … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Doom
This cute pup is a 7-year-old Shih Tzu named Knuckles! Knuckles had been experiencing weakness in his hind legs and was also acting less energetic than usual. He got some pain meds from his family vet but unfortunately, a few days later he was dragging his rear legs, which had become paralyzed. His mom rushed … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Knuckles!
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