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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Aspen Meadow Veterinary’

Puppies as Presents

Puppies as Presents

    Crystal Connor, DVM Emergency Veterinarian As the holidays are fast approaching, there are many who will consider adopting or purchasing a puppy as a present. While I believe being a pet owner can result in many rewards, bringing a dog into the family is a decision that should be made with careful consideration. After all, this is not an object to be unwrapped, admired for a short time, and then tossed to the side as another gift may be. It is a living being that ... Full Story

Pet euthanasia

Pet euthanasia

  Humane euthanasia – facing a difficult decision By Laura Higgins, DVM Emergency Veterinarian Brady Smith, a previously healthy 12 year-old Golden Retriever, woke his owners at 2:00 am, obviously distressed. Brady had collapsed, and the Smiths now found themselves rushing to the veterinary emergency room where he was diagnosed with internal bleeding likely due to cancer. There were procedures the medical team could do in order to stabilize Brady, and potentially even ... Full Story

Is my pet having a seizure?

Is my pet having a seizure?

                                                                   By Dr. Maggie Vandenberg Neurologist and Neurosurgeon Seizures are one of the most common neurologic disorders seen in veterinary medicine. Due to the variable presentations, they can be difficult to identify. Typically they are episodic and they cause an animal to have altered behavior prior to and after the seizure episode. In an event that an animal has a generalized (‘grand ... Full Story

Why Can’t My Cat Breathe?

Why Can’t My Cat Breathe?

        By Crystal Connor, DVM Emergency Veterinarian Respiratory distress, also referred to as dyspnea (disp-ne´ah), can present in different ways when it comes to our feline friends. The underlying cause can be from various conditions related to either the upper or lower respiratory tract. In some situations, the dyspnea can even be secondary to heart disease or problems outside of the lungs. Clinical symptoms that may indicate your cat is having ... Full Story

Diabetes and your pet

Diabetes and your pet

    Emergency Complications of Diabetes Mellitus By Dr. Laura Higgins Emergency Veterinarian Diabetes mellitus is a relatively common disorder in both dogs and cats. The disease is characterized by persistently elevated blood sugar secondary to either low insulin levels or insulin resistance. Both cats and dogs have an excellent prognosis for a good quality of life when treated and monitored appropriately. This article will focus only on the emergency situations ... Full Story

Rattlesnake Bites and Your Pet

Rattlesnake Bites and Your Pet

    By Dr. Danielle Huval, DVM Emergency Veterinarian As we all know, this has been a dry and hot summer. One thing that we have seen a lot more of at Animal Emergency and Critical Care is rattlesnake bites. The majority of the bites we see are from the Lyons area but there have also been a few from rural areas as well. Rattlesnakes and the dogs involved are generally both in the wrong place at the wrong time. Acting fast can save your dog a lot of pain and suffering. ... Full Story

Black Widow Spider Bites and Your Pet

Black Widow Spider Bites and Your Pet

    By Dr. Denise Crumbaker, DVM Emergency Veterinarian Black widow spiders have long been known as a cause of venomous spider bites in people, but they also can inflict very severe disease on multiple companion animal species. Black widows can be found in every state within the US with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii. They typically prefer to live in dimly lit areas such as woodpiles or corners. The web has a characteristic funnel shape and tends to appear somewhat ... Full Story

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