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TRAIN WRECKS AND MAINTENANCE

Posted by petemergencyclinic on December 17, 2014 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)



Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,

 

I recently treated a young adult retriever who presented for having a severe seizure.

 

Though seizures are not unusual, especially in Labradors, this pet's condition was complicated. I noticed that the seizures had the appearance of seizures DVM's associate with the virus Distemper. The dog wa...

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HOLIDAY TOXINS

Posted by petemergencyclinic on December 16, 2014 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)



 

 

Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,

 

It is holiday season and poisonings and toxicities are in the air....

 

Here, courtesy of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Service, are the "Top 5 Holiday Toxins."

 

1) Chocolate- Causes lots of problems this time of year. The darker the chocolate, the worse it is. Be very min...

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STICKS AND STONES...

Posted by petemergencyclinic on December 7, 2014 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,

 

I recently treated a beautiful young "teenager" kitten with an unknown injury that resulted in a broken leg. This incident inspired me to go through some information about fractures (broken legs) with you. So here goes...

 

Usually, for a bone to break, the trauma must be pretty significant. Often cars do the job but sometimes fal...

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COYOTES

Posted by petemergencyclinic on November 18, 2014 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)



Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,

 

I have written before about attacks on our pets by coyotes and other wild animals.

 

The frequency of these attacks seems to be increasing, so this week's update will review this topic....

 

I recently treated a very nice pet dog who, while outside on a "constitutional, " was viciously attacked by a coyot...

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ON VACATION? WHAT ABOUT YOUR PETS?

Posted by petemergencyclinic on November 10, 2014 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)



Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,

 

I was recently attended a beautiful family wedding and reception in Baton Rouge that required my wife and me to be away for 2 days. Because of this, I experienced a problem that many pet owners have when they are going out of town. That is, what to do with the pets?

 

In my house at the moment, Juliet and I have a number of...

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DOC I AM SEEING WORMS

Posted by petemergencyclinic on November 5, 2014 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)


 

Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,

 

Recently, I have treated a few pets that were in becaiuse the owners were seeing worms in the stool.

 

So I thought I would give you a review of worms that you can see in the stool of a dog or a cat.

 

There are generally 2 types of worms you will see in the stool, These are the roundworm (looks like ...

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TREATS THAT ARE NASTY TRICKS

Posted by petemergencyclinic on November 3, 2014 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)



Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,

 

I am still amazed by just what a pet may put in its mouth and eat. It seems that, for many pets, the more disgusting, the better.

 

Usually, these "nasties" just pass with little fanfare or problem. But, sometimes, big problems occur.

 

What can you do to prevent a huge source of pet...

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DRUGS KILLING YOUR PET?

Posted by petemergencyclinic on October 24, 2014 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,

 

Recently, I treated 2 dogs in the same night that had ingested the correct dose of a popular flea product and began showing symptoms of illness. We did blood testing on both of these pets (looked ok,) treated both with IV fluids and anti-nausea, and both got better. I believe that these situations were at least suspicious of a...

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GHOSTS, GOBLINS, and PETS

Posted by petemergencyclinic on October 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

   

Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,

 

We are rapidly approaching the Halloween season, a time of candy, costumes, spooky ghosts, and pet vomiting and diarrhea. At Pet ER, we are stocking up now on medications to assist vomiting and diarrhea symptoms.

 

Though I know that we all tend to get caught up in the silliness ...

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DOCTORS and PILOTS

Posted by petemergencyclinic on October 12, 2014 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,

 

This week, I am out of town attending annual recurrent aviation training, and the thought occurred to me that professional aviation and medicine have many similarities.

 

This seems to be even more true for emergency medicine. For example, both doctors and pilots are responsib...

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