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Friday, July 25, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘dog’

Your pet and glaucoma

Your pet and glaucoma

  Glaucoma Abbey Holtman, DVM Emergency Veterinarian Glaucoma is a condition in which the intraocular pressure (pressure within the eye) is higher than normal. The classic symptom of glaucoma is a red and painful eye, but other eye diseases can present this way. It is important to understand that if glaucoma is left untreated, the pressure within the eye will continue to elevate and can cause permanent blindness. Additional clinical signs of glaucoma can include redness ... Full Story

My pet is having trouble breathing – What do I

My pet is having trouble breathing – What do I do?

          Dana Dietrich, DVM Emergency Veterinarian   Difficulty breathing is a common emergency encountered by veterinarians in small animal medicine. Getting your pet to a veterinarian quickly, so they can identify and address this life-threatening problem, will increase the likelihood of a positive outcome. Evaluating the animal’s breathing pattern can help determine if he or she is having difficulty because of problems with the ... Full Story

Your New Puppy and Parvo

Your New Puppy and Parvo

  Danielle Huval, DVM Emergency Clinician Supervisor   Having a new puppy is such a fun time for a family. Showing them off to friends and family, teaching them to walk on a leash, and socializing with other dogs are important steps to forming a great lifelong relationship. First visits to the veterinarian are packed full of information, which can be overwhelming. At an early age, puppies are vaccinated against many viruses, with Parvovirus, more commonly referred to as Parvo, ... Full Story

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

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 ... 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 ... Full Story

More police brutality

More police brutality

    Cops Accused of Invading NV Home, Firing Pepperballs and Assaulting Family  By Kristen Gwynne After a family refused to allow the police to use home as a lookout, the police decided to forcibly take control of the house anyway. A Nevada family has filed a lawsuit claiming that, after denying police requests to use their homes as lookouts, cops forcibly made their way inside anyway, firing pepperballs and eventually arresting them. The family says that police ... 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

Corn Cobs Are Not For Dogs

Corn Cobs Are Not For Dogs

  Tales from the Pet Clinic with Ann Hohenhaus, DVM, DACVIM A sick young dog Early last week, Steel, a healthy, well cared for young Labrador, was rushed to The AMC in the wee hours of the morning for intractable vomiting.  The poor dog looked miserable with vomit on his face and paws. The emergency doctors determined he was dehydrated and started intravenous fluids along with mediations to help control nausea. They also performed a critical test when they took an abdominal ... Full Story

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