Internal Medicine

3003, 2015

Case Study: Key-Gaskell Syndrome

An 11 month old male domestic long hair feline presented for a 1 week history of acute onset of elevated third eyelids, decreased appetite and liquid diarrhea. Two days prior to presentation, he developed vomiting and exaggerated swallowing. He was anorexic for 24 hours prior to presentation.  Referral lab work was unremarkable and a total […]

2006, 2013

About VRCC: Colorado’s Specialty Veterinary Hospital & 24 Hour Emergency Care

At VRCC (Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado) we are dedicated to providing the best healthcare available for your pets.

VRCC is Colorado’s largest veterinary hospital that is home to some of the world’s leading veterinary specialists.  Our facility is comprised of 8 specialty departments including: Cardiology, Dermatology/Allergy, Emergency & Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Oncology/Radiation Therapy, […]

1511, 2010

Coughing Kitty

Have you noticed a persistent cough from your favorite feline?  There are a few possible reasons for a cough.  They range from a respiratory infection or asthma to parasites or even a heart condition.

If you’ve recently adopted your kitty from a shelter it’s possible that he/she picked up an URI or Upper Respiratory Infection.  URIs […]

908, 2010

Rimadyl Overdose or Toxicity

Rimadyl is a commonly prescribed medication for dogs to help alleviate pain and inflammation related to osteoarthritis.  Rimadyl is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) similar to aspirin and can be prescribed for short-term or long-term use.

Overdose – how does it happen?
Rimadyl tastes terrific to dogs.  The chewable tablets are liver flavored and dogs have […]

208, 2010

Urethral Obstruction in a Cat (AKA Blocked Tom)

Male cats have a tendency to develop stones or debris in their urine that can become an obstruction in the urethra, the tube that connects the bladder to the penis.  A urethral obstruction prevents urine from exiting the body and can become a painful and dangerous condition in just one or two days.  A complete […]

3105, 2010

Barbecue Blues

I always feel like Memorial Day is the official start of summer and barbecue season.  Although in our house we barbecue all year round.  Still, there’s nothing like steak and burgers on the grill, the sun sinking low on the horizon, a gentle breeze, some soothing tunes and a refreshing drink or two.  Can you […]

3003, 2010

Signs of Illness

Have you ever looked at your pet and wondered if her behavior warrants a trip to the vet.  Below is a compilation of symptoms that could indicate a problem.

Early Warning Signs of Illness: the Basics
The following signs of illness can indicate potentially serious problems. If you notice any of these symptoms in your pet, you […]

803, 2010

Zoo What?

Did you know?
There are a handful of diseases that are termed “zoonotic”.  By definition zoonotic means that a disease can be transmitted from an animal to a human. The list of zoonotic diseases includes the typical ones you may have heard about like rabies or lyme disease.  But there are a few you might not […]

2202, 2010

Rising to the Occasion

A Little Dough
I attempted to make bread this weekend. I say attempted because the loaf looked beautiful, but it was nearly impossible to get out of the pan and then it was really dense and doughy. Perhaps a lesson from a real bread maker is in order. When considering what to blog about this week […]

1611, 2009

H1N1 and Pets

Did you know?
It’s true, the headlines declaring a cat was diagnosed with H1N1 have been confirmed. But what does that mean for you and your feline friend?

Until recently, experts believed that, with the exception of birds and pet pigs, our pets were not susceptible to the H1N1 virus. In fact, we don’t generally worry about […]