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Chewing gum can be Deadly to Dogs

July 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

What is xylitol? Xylitol is an artificial sweetener that is being used more commonly in many different products including baked goods, gum, candy, soda, chocolate, peanut butter, toothpaste and even as a coating on medications. [...]

Worms in a Cat’s Heart

July 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

How do worms get in a cat’s heart? A parasite that lives in mosquitos, Dirofilaria immitis, can be transmitted to cats (and dogs, ferrets, wolves, people and several other species). This was first reported in [...]

Marijuana and Dogs

July 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Why would a dog smoke marijuana? Dogs can become exposed to marijuana when it is mixed with sweets (e.g., brownies), or fat. Legalized marijuana and medical marijuana often come in the form of fat such [...]

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  • Chewing gum can be Deadly to Dogs

    Chewing gum can be Deadly to Dogs

    What is xylitol? Xylitol is an artificial sweetener that is being used more commonly in many different products including baked goods, gum, candy, soda, chocolate, [...]

  • Marijuana and Dogs

    Marijuana and Dogs

    Why would a dog smoke marijuana? Dogs can become exposed to marijuana when it is mixed with sweets (e.g., brownies), or fat. Legalized marijuana and [...]

  • German Shepherds and ALS

    German Shepherds and ALS

    What is ALS? Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”, is a condition of progressive paralysis that eventually results in the inability to [...]

  • Coyote Attacks in Small Dogs!

    Coyote Attacks in Small Dogs!

    Why should I worry? Coyotes can be deadly to dogs, especially small and miniature breed dogs. They can strike rapidly and take the dog away [...]

  • Black Flies Transmit Eye Worms to Dogs

    Black Flies Transmit Eye Worms to Dogs

    What worm is the black fly giving to dogs? Onchocerca lupi, a worm transmitted from black flies, appears to be increasing in the U.S. It [...]

CAT BYTES

  • Worms in a Cat’s Heart

    Worms in a Cat’s Heart

    How do worms get in a cat’s heart? A parasite that lives in mosquitos, Dirofilaria immitis, can be transmitted to cats (and dogs, ferrets, wolves, [...]

  • Urinary Problems in Cats

    Urinary Problems in Cats

    What urinary problems do cats have? The most common urinary problem for male cats is called urethral obstruction and occurs when a tiny stone (made [...]

  • Oral Tumor Treatment for Cats

    Oral Tumor Treatment for Cats

    What oral tumors do cats get? Oral tumors make up 3-12% of feline cancers, and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common one. It [...]

  • New cancer drug for cats?

    New cancer drug for cats?

    What type of cancer? Mast cell tumors are a type of tumor that can be very difficult to treat. A new drug that has been [...]

  • Cat Cafes Coming to a Town Near You!

    Cat Cafes Coming to a Town Near You!

    What is a cat cafe? The concept of a cat cafe has evolved, and this is a good thing for shelter cats. The first cat [...]

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  • 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 [...]

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    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

  • Optimizing the Health of Your Geriatric Cat

    Optimizing the Health of Your Geriatric Cat

    2017 Older People, Older Cats The number of geriatrics (people, dogs, cats, maybe mice, etc.) has increased a lot in the last 10-15 years. It [...]

  • 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 [...]