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August 4th 2015

Acute Caudal Myopathy (Limber or Rudder Tail)



Working dogs and active hunting dogs seem to be at greatest risk for developing this condition, but it can happen to any breed -- to any dog with a tail!

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January 25th 2015

Grape and Raisin Toxicity in Dogs



Recently, veterinarians discovered that grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs.

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January 25th 2015

Adrenal Cortex Tumors



These notes are provided to help you understand some of the possible the diagnoses, treatment option and outcomes associated with adrenal tumors.

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January 25th 2015

Xylitol Toxicity in Dogs



Xylitol is a naturally occurring substance that is widely used as a sugar substitute. Xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs. Even small amounts can cause hypoglycemia, seizures, liver failure or even death.

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January 25th 2015

Common Emergencies in Dogs



Medical emergencies occur suddenly and without warning. It is important for all pet owners to have a basic understanding of common veterinary medical emergencies and basic first aid for their pet.

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October 7th 2014

Anemia in Cats



Anemia is a medical term referring to a reduced number of circulating red blood cells (RBC's), hemoglobin (Hb), or both. It is not a specific disease but rather it is the result of some other disease process or condition.

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March 26th 2014

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in Dogs



Anemia is not a specific disease but rather is a symptom of some other disease process or condition. Anemia is a medical term referring to a reduced number of circulating red blood cells (RBC’s), hemoglobin (Hb), or both. Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia is a disease that occurs when the patient destroys its own red cells.

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March 26th 2014

Anemia in Dogs



Anemia is a medical term referring to a reduced number of circulating red blood cells (RBCs), hemoglobin (Hb), or both. It is not a specific disease but rather is the result of some other disease process or condition.

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March 26th 2014

Cystitis and Lower Urinary Tract Disease in Cats



Cystitis is a general term referring to inflammation in the urinary bladder. The term cystitis does not imply a specific underlying cause.

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March 26th 2014

Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs



The word cruciate means "to cross over" or "form a cross." The cruciate ligaments are two bands of fibrous tissue located within each knee joint. They link the femur and tibia (the bones above and below the knee joint) so that the knee works as a hinged joint.


March 26th 2014

Addison's Disease - Testing



Addison's disease (or hypoadrenocorticism) is caused by a decreased production of two hormones from the adrenal gland. These hormones are cortisol (a stress hormone) and aldosterone (a mineralocorticoid hormone that regulates the body's water balance through its effects on sodium and potassium).

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March 16th 2014

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Poisoning in Dogs & Cats



Relatively small doses of acetaminophen (a single pill or even a small piece of a pill) can be toxic or deadly to any animal species (cats, dogs, ferrets, birds, pigs, primates, and many others).

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March 16th 2014

Chylothorax in Cats



Chylothorax is a relatively rare condition in cats in which lymphatic fluid or chyle accumulates in the pleural cavity. The pleural cavity is the space between the lungs and the inner lining of the chest wall.

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March 16th 2014

Bite Wounds



Estimates suggest that dog bite wounds account for about ten percent of the traumatic injuries that veterinarians see on a routine basis.
Dog bites can cause significant injury to the skin and soft tissues.

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March 16th 2014

Chocolate Poisoning in Dogs



Chocolate is toxic to dogs. While not often fatal, chocolate ingestion can result in significant illness, depending on the amount and type of chocolate ingested.

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March 12th 2014

Luxating Patella



The patella, or "kneecap," is normally located in a groove on the end of the femur, or thighbone. The term luxating means "out of place" or "dislocated". Therefore, a luxating patella is a kneecap that moves out of its normal location.

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March 12th 2014

Diabetes Mellitis in Cats



Diabetes mellitus is a disease of the pancreas. This small organ located near the stomach has two different types of cells that have very different functions. One group of cells produces the enzymes necessary for proper digestion, while the other group of cells produce insulin.

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March 12th 2014

Anemia in Dogs



Anemia is a medical term referring to a reduced number of circulating red blood cells (RBC's), hemoglobin (Hb), or both. It is not a specific disease but rather is the result of some other disease process or condition.

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March 12th 2014

Pyothorax in Cats



Pyothorax refers to the presence of inflammatory fluid or "pus" within the chest cavity, which is the area between the lungs and the inner walls of the ribs.

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March 2nd 2014

Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Repair in Dogs



One of the most common injuries to the knee of dogs is tearing of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). When the cranial cruciate ligament is torn, surgical stabilization of the knee joint is usually required, especially in larger or more active dogs.

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March 2nd 2014

Thrombocytopenia in Dogs



Thrombocytopenia is a decrease in the number of blood platelets or thrombocytes circulating in the blood.

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March 2nd 2014

Bandage & Splint Care in Cats



A client review on bandage and splint care in cats.

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March 2nd 2014

Addison's Disease in Dogs



Addison's disease is the common name for hypoadrenocorticism. Hypoadrenocorticism is a condition where there is diminished or lowered hormone production from the outer part or cortex of the adrenal gland.

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November 30th 2013

Canine Sports Injury



Whether your dog is a weekend warrior or a committed competitor, you may want to read this article. Click here for full article.

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November 30th 2013

Heart Disease - Why Annual Check Ups are Important



How is your pet's heart? Click here to understand why annual check ups are important.

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