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For Cats, Size Really Doesn’t Matter

May 29th, 2017|0 Comments

What size? Cats need to be housed in safe, enclosed environments (e.g., cages) in veterinary hospitals or animal adoption facilities. To ensure the welfare of the cat is taken into account, it is essential to [...]

Viagra® for Megaesophagus?

May 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Why do dogs regurgitate? Regurgitation is different than vomiting although the two can mimic each other. Regurgitation occurs when food comes back up without any abdominal effort as it does with vomiting. The most common [...]

Pain Patch for Dogs

May 27th, 2017|0 Comments

What is a pain patch? There are different types of pain patches that can be used in dogs. The pain patch contains a specific medication (in this case lidocaine) that, after attaching it to the [...]

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DOG BYTES

  • Viagra® for Megaesophagus?

    Viagra® for Megaesophagus?

    Why do dogs regurgitate? Regurgitation is different than vomiting although the two can mimic each other. Regurgitation occurs when food comes back up without any [...]

  • Pain Patch for Dogs

    Pain Patch for Dogs

    What is a pain patch? There are different types of pain patches that can be used in dogs. The pain patch contains a specific medication [...]

  • New Way to Tell if a Cat is in Pain

    New Way to Tell if a Cat is in Pain

    Why is it hard to spot pain in cats? It is very difficult to spot pain in cats, as they often exhibit very different behavior [...]

  • Tracheal Collapse in Small Dogs

    Tracheal Collapse in Small Dogs

    What is tracheal collapse? Tracheal collapse is a respiratory condition of small and toy breed dogs. The trachea is the breathing tube that brings air [...]

  • Sweet Joint Treatment for Dogs

    Sweet Joint Treatment for Dogs

    Why do dogs need joint treatment? Osteoarthritis is very common in dogs, especially as they age. It is believed to affect 20% of all canines [...]

CAT BYTES

  • For Cats, Size Really Doesn’t Matter

    For Cats, Size Really Doesn’t Matter

    What size? Cats need to be housed in safe, enclosed environments (e.g., cages) in veterinary hospitals or animal adoption facilities. To ensure the welfare of [...]

  • Low Blood Pressure in Cats

    Low Blood Pressure in Cats

    Why is low blood pressure bad? Blood pressure is an indirect marker of blood flow and if the blood pressure is too low it can [...]

  • Heartworm Disease in Cats

    Heartworm Disease in Cats

    What is heartworm? Heartworms are a type of tiny, thin worm that set up house in the heart and lungs of dogs and cats. When [...]

  • Melanoma in Cats

    Melanoma in Cats

    What cats get melanoma? Melanomas are tumors derived from melanocytes and are common in dogs and cats. Dogs most commonly get melanoma in the mouth [...]

  • Leptospirosis in Outdoor Cats

    Leptospirosis in Outdoor Cats

    What is Leptospirosis? It is a zoonotic infectious disease that occurs all over the world. Even vaccinated dogs and cats get leptospirosis - from a [...]

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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 [...]