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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘veterinary’

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

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

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

Sugar free gum toxic for your dog

Sugar free gum toxic for your dog

By Dr. Denise Crumbaker, DVM Emergency Veterinarian   A recent patient that was hospitalized by our clinic’s emergency service was there not because of a trauma or acute illness, but because he had eaten approximately 30 pieces of sugar free gum earlier in the day. While the gum itself wouldn’t have been a big deal for a larger breed dog, the concerning factor was that the gum contained a substance known as xylitol which has actually been shown to exert toxic effects in ... Full Story

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