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Monday, May 2, 2016

Posts Tagged ‘Aspen Meadow’

What is that noise my dog is making?

What is that noise my dog is making?

  What is that noise my dog is making? Dana Dietrich, DVM Emergency Veterinarian   Reverse sneezing is an unsettling event in which a dog makes loud respiratory sounds that sound like it is having trouble breathing or choking. It is termed a reverse sneeze, because it sounds like the dog is rapidly pulling air into the nose, whereas in a 'regular' sneeze, the air is rapidly pushed out through the nose.  Reverse sneezing, although scary to witness, is a simple ... Full Story

Heart Murmurs In Pets

Heart Murmurs In Pets

By Dr. Tiffany Hughes Emergency Intern  You bring your pet in to see your veterinarian for their annual wellness visit and everything seems to be going well. After listening to your pet’s heart during the exam, they inform you that Fluffy has a heart murmur. What is a heart murmur and what does this mean for your pet? Our pet’s hearts are structured very similarly to our own. They have 4 chambers separated by valves that control the flow of blood through the heart. The ... Full Story

Can My Dog Eat That?

Can My Dog Eat That?

By Dr. Dan Taylor Emergency Veterinarian As we sit down to relax with our favorite snack, there are times that our four-legged friends want in on the action. In a scenario that is all too common for dog owners, big brown eyes follow each treat intently, hoping for just a sample. Their expressions prompt us to sometimes share just a small piece of our food. Most times we don’t give this action a second thought. However, this seemingly innocent gesture of sharing can have unintended, ... Full Story

Foxtails, the Unseen Foe

Foxtails, the Unseen Foe

By Dr. Mikala Brown Surgical Intern  With the transition of late spring to early fall comes some of the best days of the year for our furry family members. Long leisurely days spent by a lake or walking down a cool trail make fill many of hours. We as pet parents take many precautions to protect the safety of our pets during these times. We protect them from known evils, but it is the unseen and the unknown that poses the greatest threat. The grass awn is a small, unassuming bit ... Full Story

Summer Time: Healthy Dog Living Can Be Easy

Summer Time: Healthy Dog Living Can Be Easy

Dan Taylor, DVM Emergency Veterinary InternSummer in Colorado brings out some of the best activities of the year. Hiking, camping, water sports and barbeques to name a few. Regardless of our plans for the day, many of us want to include our canine companions. Our furry friends enjoy this stuff as much as we do. As carefree and easy as the summer seems, the conditions that accompany it can pose a threat to our dog’s well-being. Therefore, it is essential to understand and prepare for summer ... Full Story

Pain Medication and your Dog

Pain Medication and your Dog

    “It’s Just an Aspirin” - Over-the-Counter Dan Taylor, DVM Emergency Veterinarian Here in Colorado, we enjoy being active with our canine companions. Our dogs love these outings and can encounter some of the same injury issues that we feel after physical activity. Imagine the following common scenario. You and your nine-year-old dog jump in the car for a morning at the dog park. After your dog has had a productive session of chasing down her favorite ball, meeting new dog ... Full Story

Your Pet and Rabies

Your Pet and Rabies

What Is Rabies? Christina Kellogg, DVM Emergency Intern Many of us are familiar with the disease called Rabies. We were taught to fear animals that are seen frothing at the mouth as they may infected with the deadly disease. We vaccinate our pets against Rabies as it has long been considered a standard of routine health care. But why? How often is Rabies actually seen in Colorado? Should you really be concerned? Prior to 2007, Rabies was only known to be in the bat populations in Colorado. It ... Full Story

Spinal Emergencies in Dogs and Cats

Spinal Emergencies in Dogs and Cats

      By Maggie Vandenberg, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) Neurologist Spinal disease and emergencies occur frequently in our pet dogs and cats. They can occur due to inherited spinal disorders (i.e. intervertebral disc disease), acquired disorders (i.e. inflammatory disease, infection), trauma, or congenital spinal disorders (i.e. caudal occipital malformation, atlantoaxial subluxation). Some disorders occur slowly but some can occur very rapidly and the consequences can be quite ... Full Story

Pets and Poision

Pets and Poision

  Rat and Mouse Poison Ingestion By Dana Dietrich, DVM Emergency Veterinarian, Internal Medicine Specialist   Rat and mouse poison is not only poisonous to rodents but also to our family pets. There are several types of rat poison that can cause different types of clinical signs. The most commonly used rat poison causes bleeding. When you discover your pet has eaten the poison or even if you just suspect it, you should take them to a veterinarian immediately. If possible, you should ... Full Story

Marijuana toxicity and your pet

Marijuana toxicity and your pet

        By Dr. Lindsay Piotrowski, DVM Emergency Veterinary Intern Given the recent increase in medical marijuana use as treatment for several human conditions, our pets are very vulnerable to marijuana/THC toxicity, as these products are more easily accessible to them. We have seen several cases of marijuana/THC toxicity come through the door of our ER at AMVS this summer. I hope that this article will help to shed some light on this somewhat controversial topic and give ... Full Story

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