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I WANNA GO FAST

Posted by petemergencyclinic on October 2, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)


 

Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,

 

The movie character Ricky Bobby became a NASCAR driver when he indicated that he wanted to go fast.

 

In veterinary and in human medicine, ER teams may "go FAST ") when a pet (or person) has trauma in the abdomen or chest.

 

The FAST (Focused Assessment via Sonogram for Trauma) scan is an exam don...

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STAYIN ALIVE, STAYIN ALIVE

Posted by petemergencyclinic on September 26, 2014 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)


 

Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,

 

Did you know that CPR stands for Cardio Pulmonary Ressussitation, which is the life-saving action taken after a patient, human, or animal, either stops breathing or has a stopped heart.

 

Many of you are probably Red Cross certified on humans, so I am sure that you can imagine that the procedure is also used on animals.

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TEACHING THE "TEACHERS."

Posted by petemergencyclinic on September 19, 2014 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)



Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,


Did you know that the word "doctor" translates in Latin to "teacher?"


So, I suppose you could say that we veterinarians are all teachers in some sense of the word. While most of us do not attempt to teach a large bunch of active children in a formal classroom, we definitely teach and explain pet disease and ...

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HAVE A HEART

Posted by petemergencyclinic on September 11, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)


 

Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,

 

As you know, our pet dogs and cats have a 4-chambered heart similar to a human's.

 

The heart is a very important pump charged with circulating blood through the body in an endless loop. The left side of the heart accepts oxygen-filled blood from the lungs and pumps it through the body to each organ. Once the red blood cells drop off a load of ...

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STRANGE MAGIC

Posted by petemergencyclinic on August 23, 2014 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)


 

Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,

 

Recently, I treated a pet that had been seen by DVM's for illness 4 times in the previous week. The symptoms were vague, but included some vomiting, some diarrhea, and some intermittent weakness. I had a suspicion, and convinced the owners to allow me to run fresh blood testing inluding electrolytes a...

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DISASTERS HAPPEN

Posted by petemergencyclinic on August 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)



Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,

 

It is a given that, in life, things will go wrong.

 

Why is it that sometimes a very severe problem is almost a non-event and sometimes what should be a minor "bump" becomes a true disaster?

 

I believe that it mostly has to do with preparation.

 

If you have prepared ...

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HE WAS SICK THEN, BUT NOW HE LOOKS OK

Posted by petemergencyclinic on July 31, 2014 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

           



Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,


Every week at ER, we see a few pets who were having real problems at home, but look normal by the time they arrive at the ER. Many of these owners are actually embarrassed and some are temp...

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INDOOR OR OUTDOOR PETS?

Posted by petemergencyclinic on July 23, 2014 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

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Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,

 

Where is the best place for a pet to live? Indoors or Outdoors?

 

Outdoors pets have fresh air and the ability to stretch legs, maybe get more exercise.

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COCOA'S BOW-WOWERS RECIPE

Posted by petemergencyclinic on July 22, 2014 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)




RECIPE:


1 cup peanut butter (creamy organic preferred!)


1 Tablespoon honey


1 small jar banana baby food


1 32 oz container low-fat plain yogurt (organic preferred!)

 



Directions:


M...

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Clyde's Story - TO MY GOOD FRIEND

Posted by petemergencyclinic on July 22, 2014 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)



Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,


Clyde and I had been friends for the past 15 years or so. He had shown up at my day clinic, Companion Animal Hospital, as an uncowed, penniless teenager with no awareness of being "broke."


He amused my veterinary staff with multiple practical jokes always performed with fun and humor in his heart....

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