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Opening the Window to a Dog’s Heart

March 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Hearts Have Windows? There is a thin covering over the entire heart called the pericardial sac, and there is a tiny bit of lubricant between the heart and this covering in health. Occasionally, a dog [...]

Nutraceuticals for Dog Behavior

March 26th, 2017|0 Comments

What Are Nutraceuticals? These are nutritional compounds, some of which are essential for health. They include vitamins, minerals, fatty acids (e.g., fish oil), herbs and green tea, among others. What Behavior Problems Might be Helped [...]

Gauze on the Tongue in Dogs and Cats

March 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Why put gauze on the tongue? An important clinical tool to tell if a dog or cat is getting enough oxygen to their tissues is called a pulse oximeter. In people this is put on [...]

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  • Opening the Window to a Dog’s Heart

    Opening the Window to a Dog’s Heart

    Hearts Have Windows? There is a thin covering over the entire heart called the pericardial sac, and there is a tiny bit of lubricant between [...]

  • Nutraceuticals for Dog Behavior

    Nutraceuticals for Dog Behavior

    What Are Nutraceuticals? These are nutritional compounds, some of which are essential for health. They include vitamins, minerals, fatty acids (e.g., fish oil), herbs and [...]

  • Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs

    Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs

    What is the Mitral Valve? It is the valve on the left side of the heart that sits between the top of the heart (the [...]

  • Honey for Dog Ear Infections

    Honey for Dog Ear Infections

    What Types of Ear Infections Occur in Dogs? Young dogs (puppies) have an increased tendency to get ear mite infections. Older dogs have a tendency [...]

  • Do Fluids Cause Dogs to Bleed?

    Do Fluids Cause Dogs to Bleed?

    What Kind of Fluids? When hospitalized for illness (or even sometimes when dogs are treated as outpatients) dogs will frequently be given intravenous fluids. The [...]

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PET STORIES

  • Sozo

    Sozo

    Super Sozo the Blind Rescue Pit bull Sozo and his brother were brought in to the ER one night after having been beaten with lead pipes. [...]

  • Eme

    Eme

    Eme is an older Yorkshire Terrier.  We don't really know her age because her previous owner wasn't really sure how old she was.  She had [...]

  • Rosie

    Rosie

    Rosie was 4 months old when she was brought to the emergency clinic after ingesting a rat poison called bromethalin. There are three types of [...]

PET TOPICS

  • Chronic Vomiting in Cats

    Chronic Vomiting in Cats

    We’ve all been there.  In the wee hours of the morning, bare foot, half asleep, you step onto a cold squishy mess on the floor.  [...]

  • Seizures

    Seizures

    What are seizures? Seizures are events of involuntary muscle spasms or twitching motions due to abnormal electrical brain activity.  They can be generalized (the whole [...]

  • Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome

    Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome

    What is brachycephalic airway syndrome? Imagine you have a delicious shake or smoothie in front of you and you can only drink it with a [...]

  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

    Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

    A UTI is a bacterial infection of any part of the urinary tract although it is typically used to refer to a bladder infection or [...]

  • Pancreatitis

    Pancreatitis

    What is the pancreas? The pancreas is a small organ in the body that, when diseased, can cause big problems.  The pancreas sits in the [...]