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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Posts Tagged ‘dog’

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

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

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