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Should we feed a sick dog?

October 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Should we feed a sick dog?

What sickness are we talking about? Pancreatitis is inflammation (swelling) of the pancreas (an organ that helps digest food). When the pancreas swells it can cause digestive enzymes to be released which can cause pain, [...]

Relaxation for Blocked Cats

September 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Relaxation for Blocked Cats

Describe "blocked" to us. Male cats "block" when a small plug of mucous and crystals gets caught in their urethra (the tube that takes the urine from the bladder to the litterbox). This is a [...]

Fungal Disease in Dogs

September 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Fungal Disease in Dogs

How do dogs get fungal disease? Fungal disease can be spread in many ways and one common way is through dogs sniffing the ground where the fungal spores are located. Blastomycosis is a fungal disease [...]

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  • Should we feed a sick dog?

    Should we feed a sick dog?

    What sickness are we talking about? Pancreatitis is inflammation (swelling) of the pancreas (an organ that helps digest food). When the pancreas swells it can [...]

  • Fungal Disease in Dogs

    Fungal Disease in Dogs

    How do dogs get fungal disease? Fungal disease can be spread in many ways and one common way is through dogs sniffing the ground where [...]

  • Escalator Injuries in Dogs

    Escalator Injuries in Dogs

    How do dogs get escalator injuries? The most common escalator injury to be reported in dogs is paw entrapment. When dogs walk on escalators they [...]

  • Circovirus in dogs with bloody diarrhea

    Circovirus in dogs with bloody diarrhea

    What is circovirus? Circovirus is a virus that has been detected in some dogs with bloody diarrhea from a mysterious illness called "hemorrhagic gastroenteritis." This [...]

  • Back Surgery in Dogs

    Back Surgery in Dogs

    Why would dogs get back surgery? Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is a common condition affecting dogs. Small breed dogs, like Dachshunds, get a particular form [...]

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    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 [...]

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  • 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 [...]