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Of all the conditions that afflict man’s best friend, hip dysplasia is among the most prevalent. Currently, Weiss is working with the vet to finalize the design and move it out of the prototype phase.
Dogs4All is a joint production between Norwegian Kennel Club and Norges Varemesse (Norway Trade Fair). Hundreds of breeds will be competing for the title of Norwegian WINNER, as well as Best of Breed and, of course, Best in Show – the exhibition’s greatest-looking dog.
There will be a breeds zone where the visitors will be able to see all the various dog breeds, and talk to the breeders for valuable information. All three days there will be shows of specially trained dogs in the main ring from morning until the beginning of the finals and breed-stands where the most of our common dog breeds will be represented.
Another weird fact about this toxicity: It occurs in certain dogs (but we’re not sure why some are affected and not others) and has never been seen in cats. For your first experience at a dog show, a few tips to understand what the judge will tell you about your dog. Brindle: an even mixture of dark colors with lighter colors, usually as a striped, tiger-like coat. Grizzled: a roan pattern that is usually a mixture of black, bluish-gray, iron gray, or red with white. Corded: coat that is intertwined in the form of long, narrow mats giving a mop-like appearance (example Komondor). Scissors bite: when upper incisors just overlap lower incisors, such that the rear surface of the upper incisors touches the outer surface of the lower incisors.
Ear Clip: act of cutting off and rounding the pendulant ears of hounds to give them a shortened, uniform appearance and to lesson the probability of tearing the ear leather in the field. Ear foreign bodies: grass seeds and various other extraneous matter that finds its way into the external ear canals of dogs. Ear Hematoma: pocket of blood that occurs between the layers of the ear pinna cartilage and skin.
Earmark: tattoo that is impregnated in the ear leather as a means of permanent identification. Ear Mites: Otodectes cynotis, a tiny mite that parasitizes ear canals and causes intense itching and irritation. Ear notch: in foxhunting, small notch, or notches, cut in the margin of the ear of the entire pack to immediately identify the dogs of that pack. Ewe neck: Neck that is arched so that the top line of the neck is concave and the bottom is convex. Pastern: region of the metatarsus that extends from the hock to the foot in the hind leg, and the metacarpal area of the foreleg. Fiddle front: east-west front combined with a bowed front, so that the assembly looks like a fiddle.
Cow-hocked: viewed from behind, the point of hocks point toward each other, resulting in the rear feet pointing outward.
Crossing-over: when viewed from the front (or rarely, the rear), the legs converge beyond the midline. Pacing: moving both legs on the same side of the body in unison, as though hobbled together.
Single tracking: as viewed from the front or rear, the legs converge toward the center line of balance as the dog trots. Dominant: alpha dog of a pack that displays a behavior superiority or dominance over other dogs of the pack, and exerts a rule influence. Dysplasia: abnormality of development, especially of the hip or elbow, but it may refer to an organ of the body. Flyball: in agility trails, a competition that involves a course of jumping and ends with a treadle that the dog steps on to cause a ball to pop out of a box.
Hip dysplasia: a very common and debilitating genetic disease of the hips, where the junction of the femur head (large bone in the leg) and the hip socket do not fit as they should. Kennel Type: bloodline or strain of dogs that has been developed by an individual breeder in a specific kennel.
Molossian dog: Greek sculpture of a mastiff that belonged to Olympias, the daughter of King Pyrrhus. OFA Certified: a dog’s hips have been x-rayed for hip dysplasia, a very common and debilitating genetic disease. Pariah Dog: is used as a generic term for dogs with a more or less intensive human connection. Puppy Mill: place in which puppies are bred, often in unsuitable and sometimes inhumane conditions, for sale to dealers. Square-proportioned: height at withers equal to length from point of sternum to point of croup. Stacking: teaching a dog to stand in a show stance that exhibits its characteristics favorably.
Variety: a subtype of a breed that is shown separately, but that can be interbred with other varieties of the same breed. Wicket: device for measuring the height of a dog, consisting of two vertical bars joined by a horizontal bar that can be adjusted for height.
Reverse sneezing is a fairly common respiratory event seen in dogs (rarely cats) that, while harmless, can be quite frightening for dog owners to witness. Answer: Reverse sneezing or inspiratory paroxysmal respiration, is caused by a spasm of the soft palate and laryngeal area.
During a reverse sneeze, which last a few seconds up to a minute or two, the dog is usually very still with the head and neck extended.
Upon opening the abdomen, we found a large sausage shaped mass in the pelvic canal which felt like a cystic structure under tight tension. The bones and hard faeces were massaged into the lower colon where an assistant was able to remove them with a finger. The abdominal wounds were closed as per normal and Gus was given post op pain relief and antibiotics.
At 10 days post op, Gus came in for his stitches to be removed and he could not wait to get his share of treats that were on offer. It is very rare that we need to remove tonsils as most cases respond to antibiotics and rest. One of our clients was driving by, and picked her up and brought her straight to the surgery. We packed the wound with a special cream for burn victims (Flamazine) and bandaged it for 3 days. We placed Bully on an IV drip and anesthetised him with IV Alfaxan, and then placed him on Isoflurane gas. The bandage was changed every 4-5 days, and it did not take long for some nice healthy granulation tissue to fill in the gaps to give us a smooth surface for the surrounding skin to run along and close the gap. Granulation tissue is the cherry ripe looking tissue in the middle of the wound that you can see in the post op photos.
Once it is laid down, the skin edges naturally creep along the top of it and new skin is formed.
By 30 days, the wound had completely closed over with fresh skin and Bully was a much happier dog. On examination, her vitals were all normal- good gum colour, heart and lungs ok, temperature normal and she was reasonably bright and alert. We suspected a nasty tumour in the abdomen and offered exploratory surgery just in case it was benign. Some cephalexin antibiotic powder was placed in the abdomen and we closed the wound using normal sutures. On cutting the mass in half, we found large chunks of food in the middle mixed with lots of inflammatory scar tissue. Over the weekend, she had to be force fed and given anti vomiting injections (Cerenia) and continued pain relief and antibiotic cover.
We thought she may have developed fatty liver necrosis (damage to the liver) as a result of the major surgery.
On Sunday morning, she looked a bit stronger and she even ate a tiny amount of cooked chicken brought in by her Mum. She was given a nice low voltage heat mat to sleep on and her Mum kept up the nutrition, antibiotics and pain relief.


This was one of our trickiest cases and just goes to show that even though I have been in practice since 1981, I still have not seen all the different possible medical and surgical cases that present themselves to vets. In early December, late in the afternoon, we were presented with a 6 year old female kelpie, Molly who was slightly off colour and had a mild left head tilt and a throaty gag. All the symptoms suggest an issue with the nerves that supplied the left head and neck area. Well, after several extensive tick searches and an after hours clip, we had not found a tick or crater. We immediately setup two IV drips with a bottle of snake anti-venom in one and fluids in the other. While the fluids and anti venom were running in, we drew up some bloods and ran them on our in-house laboratory. At 11.00pm, I came in to check on Molly, and lo and behold, she was sitting up and wagging her tail. On examination, his gums were nice and pink and filled up with blood quickly when pressed by a finger (capillary refill time). Mac was very uncomfortable when palpating his abdomen, even with a heavy pain killer sedation. X-rays showed a lot of gas building up in his intestines but no real evidence of a solid foreign body. The fact that he had severe vomiting and marked pain in his abdomen and gas building up in his intestines was enough to warrant us having a look inside straight away. Mac was placed on an IV drip and anaesthetised with IV Alfaxan before being placed on Isoflurane gas. We removed the dead piece of small intestine and then joined (anastomosed) the 2 fresh edges together. The whole area was flushed several tines with saline and then Cephalexin antibiotic was sprayed over the operating site.
Chloe was placed on an IV fluid drip and anaesthetised with IV Alfaxan followed by Isoflurane gas. The tumour was sent for pathology testing and came back as a soft tissue sarcoma which was more likely to regrow in the same area rather than spread to other parts of the body.
The plan is to monitor the area regularly and give Chloe regular health checks to pick up any signs of regrowth or spread of the tumour. Victor, a 14 year old cat, was having a nice sleep on the front verandah when 2 stray dogs came along and tried to kill him.
After 72 hours, we were not getting much fluid or air from the chest drain so it was removed. On palpating his middle abdomen, a thick firm irreglaur shaped swelling approx the size of a plum, could be felt. Xrays showed a lot of gas building up in his small intestines and some faeces in his colon and an indistinct swelling in the mid-abdomen.
The fact he was in sudden discomfort from being a healthy happy cat, it was suspected he may have an acute intestinal blockage, intestinal thrombus or a tumour causing an acute abdomen. Chester was placed on a IV drip and anaesthetised with IV Alfaxan followed by Isoflurane gas. Surgery was scheduled using a new technique to deepen the groove in which the patella slides up and down. The patella is attached to the big group of muscles at the top front of the leg- the quadriceps. In Hazmat's case, he had been born with a tibial crest that was off centre and was positioned too far medial (inside) which gave an unnatural "pull" on the patella tendon attached to it above. Using a small bone saw, 2 parallel cuts were made in this groove running form top to bottom.
The next part of the operation was to move the tibial crest to a more outward (lateral) position in order to straighten up the pull of the quadriceps muscles on the patella.
In a healthy dog, the head of the femur bone sits snuggly in the joint socket (acetabulum), allowing stress and pressure to be evenly dispersed over the joint socket. Weiss, an Israeli industrial designer, collaborated with a veterinarian to develop the design. On November 14 to 16, Dogs4All will present Norwegian Kennel Club’s Norwegian WINNER Show and Nordic WINNER Show, and a great variety of products and accessories for dogs and dog owners. There will also be held a daily breed parade, where different breed clubs will have a possibility to show their own breed with a small presentation. Coming from Spain , The Best in Show of our Specialty in Braga  was Ch Kanela de Pedra Lume . Daughter from Fledder di Scottatura and Dalia de Pedra Lume with 4 years in great physical condition.
Call your veterinarian immediately and tell them the amount of grapes your dog ate and how much your dog weighs. In the dog, there are 12 deciduous incisors that erupt at four to five weeks of age, three on each side, six in the upper jaw and six in the lower.
It is often caused by shaking head and whipping the ears due to ear mites or foreign bodies in the external ear canals. The course also includes inclined planes, elevated planks to walk, A-frames to climb, and more.
Find out what happens during reverse sneezing and what some possible causes are in this FAQ. The inhalation of air can be quite forceful, leading some owners to rush to the emergency clinic. A high soapy enema under sedation failed to clear the blockage, so we opted for exploratory surgery. We were able to remove it quite easily by just running our fingers around it and freeing it of some attachments.
After inverting the mass and rinsing it under the tap, the lining looked just like the lining of the large colon (much like tripe looks like at the butchers). It contains a tetracycline which is renowned for its effectiveness in respiratory tract infections.
X-rays showed she had fractured 5 ribs on the right side, and her right lungs had filled up with blood (pulmonary contusion).
A needle biopsy of the lump failed to show any malignant cells so we decided to have a go at removing the tumour from the toes. At the first bandage change, the wound was a bit messy so we cleaned it up with sterile saline and repacked it with Flamazine. It been slowly growing for 2-3 years, but had reached the point where it was uncomfortable. We made a 1cm margin cut around the base of the tumour and, using blunt dissection, slowly peeled it away from the underlying tendons and bones. The wound was packed with Flamazine ointment (used for treating burn victims), covered with sterile gauze then bandaged. It is unusual to need skin grafts in dogs and cats as they are pretty good at this type of healing.
Priscilla had some bloods taken and all the biochemistry and haematology results came back normal. She is eating 7-8 times a day, running around following her Mum everywhere she goes and demanding to be allowed on her lap at every opportunity.
It was a great result and one where we just had to go with the flow and get on with the surgery and intensive care. On my final tick search, I was running my fingers very tightly down the edges of Molly’s left ear flap and felt a tiny area of swelling and heat approx. We ran the anti-venom in over 60 minutes and had adrenaline drawn up and ready to inject IV in case of an anaphylactic allergic reaction to it.
The owners mentioned they had found some piles of vomit in the yard which I suspect was the dog’s initial response to the snake bite. We were concerned he may have a foreign body in his stomach or intestines or had some kind of blockage in his intestines. Upon opening the abdomen, there was fresh blood lying around and a very nasty looking section of bleeding and dying small intestine.
50cm of his small intestine had slipped through a naturally occurring small hole in some tissue called the mesentery, and then twisted around and cut its own blood supply off.
Luckily, there was 1.5cm of normal small intestine to work with before the junction of small and large intestines was involved (where the appendix is).


We then wrapped the anastomosis in some tissue called omentum which has great at healing powers and is good at sealing any small leaks. Each breath he took would result in air from outside his chest being sucked in then pushed out as the lungs inside his chest collapsed and expanded.
Other drains that had been placed under the skin where the torn muscles were were removed on day 4.
On examining his intestines,  we found a 10cm section of small intestine which was very inflamed, thickened and swollen. On examination, he had a dislocating kneecap (patella) which continually locked itself in an abnormal position on the inside (medial aspect) of his knee (stifle).
In Hazmat's case, the inside (medial) ridge of this groove had flattened out due to the patella continually dislocating medially and wearing the ridge out. The patella is attached by a tendon on its lower edge to the tibial crest ( a ridge of bone on the top front of the tibia).This is the same tendon the doctors tap on to test your reflexes.
The rectangular block was then replaced into the deepened groove giving a nice ridge to stop the patella from slipping out of the groove. Surgery is invasive, and physical therapy doesn’t account for the hours when dogs are sitting at home. In dysplastic dogs, the abnormal development of the joint causes the socket to be looser, allowing the femur head to pop in and out of place and cause damage and pain. The harness fits around the dog’s chest and stomach and wraps both of the back legs like a cast. Conferences with useful information from professionals will be given to the visitors the entire weekend. But it has been proven that the fruit can cause kidney failure in dogs—a very serious condition that can be fatal. If it just happened, they may suggest you bring him in to induce vomiting and offer activated charcoal. Behind them are four deciduous canine teeth, one on either side, in the upper and lower jaws that erupt at about the same time as the incisors.
Since the hock is a joint it can not itself be long or short; terms such as long or short in hock refer to the distance between the hock joint and the ground. Various agility titles are awarded to dogs that successfully complete the course in which they are entered. A faintly outline oval shaped mass could be seen in the pelvic region next to where the colon was constricted. This had happened due to the whiplash effect of internal organs from direct blunt trauma to the body. The oxygen was continued, but the rate of IV fluids was lowered in case it had started to leak out of the damaged lungs. It looked pretty nasty and we were worried it was malignant and may have spread to other parts of her body.
At the second bandage change, it looked a lot healthier and the skin defect had filled in with granulation tissue. There were several tough adhesions that had to be cut, and numerous blood vessels had to be clamped and tied off to prevent bleeding.
Being a Friday evening, we decided to open her up just to check there were no adhesions or leaking for the stomach wall surgery site. However, when we spun the blood down in our centrifuge, the serum (the watery part of the blood) was tinged red rather than being clear. It looks like she got just a small amount of venom when bitten and it only affected the local nerves near the bite wound, but the discoloured serum was a warning to more serious things on the way. Using blunt dissection and tying off blood vessels attached to the tumour, it was eventually removed after approx. We placed some sterile saline over the closure to check for leaks which would show up as bubbles. There was a lot of free clear watery fluid in the abdomen, possibly leaking from the swollen intestinal surface.
If you feel that tendon, you can see how it is attached to the ridge of bone below your knee- the tibial crest.
The constant "pulling" made the patella slide out of its groove and flatten the inside ridge.
The chisel was then placed at the top and bottom of the block and the whole section was gently lifted ff the bone. It was moved approx 3-4mm laterally before it was pinned in its new position using 2 thin orthopaedic pins (K wires).
Which is why Galia Weiss designed the Hipster Harness, a full-body harness that helps rehabilitate dogs outside of the veterinary office.
Worse yet, once it’s developed, there’s no way to fully reverse the disease; you can only treat it to increase comfort and mobility.
Dogs with hip dysplasia tend to rely on their front legs for strength, which leads to degeneration of muscle in the hind legs. Even unproven, the reaction has been intense—a testament to how much humans love their companion. A dog demonstrating signs of kidney failure (mentioned above) should be taken to veterinarian right away—more intensive care may be required.
The 12 deciduous premolars erupt about a week later, and are positioned behind the canines, three on each side, in the upper and lower jaws. As a precaution, we gave an IV injection of a diuretic to try and shift some of the bloody fluids inside her lungs. We flushed the abdomen with sterile saline several ties, and placed more antibiotics inside. On shaving the area very closely, we found 2 tiny snake bite marks surrounded by some bruising. This was due to the snake toxin damaging red blood cells and causing them to leak their contents into the blood stream.
Once it slips through, the intestine twists around on itself and cuts its own blood supply off.
At stitches out 10 days post-op, he was bouncing up our stairs eager to get his special treat before having his stitches removed. There was also a smaller soft mobile lump just in front of the bigger one, which on examination of a needle biopsy turned out to be fatty in content (lipoma).
We opened up the skin wound on his chest to find a large hole looking straight in at his lungs and beating heart. The incision was closed using a soluble suture in an inverting continuos pattern (Connell Cushing). In other words, the whole patella apparatus was out of alignment with a natural tendency to pull the patella out of its groove in a medial direction. Bernards, Bernese Mountain Dogs, and Bloodhounds, though even small pups like pugs can be impacted, too. Pulling the harness tight requires a dog to use its hind legs, which is meant to lift the muscles surrounding the hip joints, strengthening them and keeping the femur in the correct position. An incision was made in the stomach wall around the attachment’s base and the hole that was left was closed using a double layer of inverting dissolving Monosyn 3-0 sutures.
This is very painful, and it is not long before the intestine dies and leaks all the food and bacteria it contains into the abdomen causing sudden death.
One of the nurses did his breathing for him by filling and gently squeezing his breathing bag on the anesthetic machine in time with his own breathing. The area was washed in sterile saline several times then a soluble antibiotic (Cephalexin) was applied to the area.
The incision was covered by omentum (fatty tissue in the abdomen), which provided an extra seal to the wound. The four permanent canine teeth are often the last to appear, and typically are not visible until about six months of age. There are four on each side, on both the upper and lower jaws, and the rearmost is usually visible by six months of age. The two upper molars on each side and three lower molars on each side also begin to appear at about four months, with the last of the ten erupting at about six months.



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