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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘dog’

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

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 ... Full Story

Thanksgiving Day Foods That Can Kill Your Dog

Thanksgiving Day Foods That Can Kill Your Dog

        By Brandy Arnold Thanksgiving is a time of love and laughter, of family and friends, of being thankful, and of course, for stuffing ourselves silly with a smorgasbord of Turkey Day treats! That said, if your family and friends includes the four-legged variety, make sure the only foods they eat this Thanksgiving are healthy and safe. Lurking within that pumpkin pie is a deadly danger for your dog. Use our handy-dandy infographic as a reminder ... 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

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 ... Full Story

“Ouch, my back hurts!” IVDD and your Dog.

“Ouch, my back hurts!” IVDD and your Dog.

  By Dr. Louisa Poon, DVM PhD Emergency Veterinarian     If you own a Dachshund, you have probably heard of intervertebral disc disease or IVDD. However, many other breeds of dogs can be similarly affected by this disease. So, what exactly is IVDD?  IVDD is the degeneration and protrusion or extrusion of disc material into the vertebral canal, causing compression and damage to the spinal cord, leading to a variety of clinical signs ranging from pain to ... 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

Wake up! Anesthesia is an essential tool in veterinary

Wake up! Anesthesia is an essential tool in veterinary medicine

  By Dr. Laura Higgins, DVM Emergency Veterinarian     Anesthesia is the drug-induced loss of feeling and/or awareness, and its use is a critical tool for modern veterinary medicine. Our ability to anesthetize veterinary patients allows for safe, pain-free surgery for elective procedures (spay, neuter, etc.), as well as correction of life-threatening emergencies. When your pet is to have a procedure requiring anesthesia, the focus is often on the procedure ... Full Story

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