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“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 paralysis. Sometimes, ... 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 itself, and the ... Full Story

Vestibular Disease in Dogs

Vestibular Disease in Dogs

    By Dr. Danielle Huval Emergency Veterinarian An older dog with a sudden head tilt, lack of coordination (ataxia), and eyes that are moving rapidly from side to side or rotationally (nystagmus) may have vestibular disease. Vestibular disease occurs when the vestibular apparatus, a region in the ear that helps the body balance and orient to the environment, is not functioning correctly. This can be caused by a middle ear infection, a brain lesion, or is unknown (idiopathic). Other ... 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 dogs. Xylitol ... Full Story

News from the Vet, Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus

Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV) Signs and Treatment By Dr. Danielle Huval Emergency Veterinarian Do you have a dog? Then you need to know about GDV. Gastric dilatation-volvulus or bloat is a life-threatening emergency that affects large and giant breed dogs. GDV is when the stomach rotates on itself, which cuts off blood supply to the stomach and prevents gas and food from escaping.  This is extremely painful and can lead to shock and death within hours. The good news is that with prompt ... Full Story

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