Dr. Erik Melin

Canine Pancreatitis

The pancreas is an “L” shaped organ that lies along the stomach and first section of the small intestines (the duodenum). Its purpose is to produce digestive enzymes and hormones to control how we utilize what we eat (insulin and glucagon). There is a small duct that leads from the pancreas into the duodenum for…

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in Dogs

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is the most common orthopedic injury we see at Westgate Pet Clinic. Although rarely seen in cats, ACL injuries are often seen in dogs. The typical presenting signs are of a dog that has been active, often doing a combination of running and jumping that suddenly becomes lame on one…

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Anal Gland Disease

Pet owners often express concern that their dog or cat is licking its rear or scooting its rear on the floor. While a small amount of this behavior may be normal day to day grooming, when it becomes more frequent there may be an underlying problem….ANAL SAC DISEASE. All dogs and cats have anal sacs…

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Dr. Erik Melin Alopecia is the complete or partial loss of hair or failure to grow hair. Pets can be born with alopecia or it can develop over time. It can occur in one area, multiple areas, or over the entire body. Patterns of alopecia range from a single area of missing hair, to multiple…

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GI Stasis in Rabbits and Guinea Pigs