Emergency Care

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1 06, 2009

Are You Prepared?

Did you know? My perspective on emergencies is probably a bit skewed since I see clients responding with animals in an 'emergent' situation almost every day. But think with me for a moment about how you might respond should a hazardous situation suddenly face your family (and yes, family includes the furry four-footed felines or [...]

25 05, 2009

My Dog (or Cat) Ate My….

Did you know? Animals "eat" the strangest things. We've seen it all in our ER. From fishing line and hook, to golf balls, nylons, rocks, sticks, bones, batteries, underwear, string, toys, a knife, and even a GI Joe action figure. Dogs and cats are much like toddlers in their curiosity and desire to put everything [...]

11 05, 2009

Grapes and Their Shriveled Cousins

Did you know? MMMM, grapes! They were on sale at the local market this week so I got a bag each of green and red. Buying them reminded me of a recent poisoning case from the grapes shriveled cousin - the raisin. A dog had consumed an unknown number of raisins and wasn't feeling like [...]

27 04, 2009

That Bloated Feeling

Did you know? I grew up with large breed dogs (Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, Greyhound), but until I started working for an animal ER I knew nothing about "bloat" in dogs. Turns out it is a very serious condition that needs immediate medical attention for the affected dog to survive. Let me tell you why! [...]

23 02, 2009

“Lucky” Talks

What would your favorite furry companion tell you about life if those barks and meows could be turned into words? We try to interpret their sounds and nudges all the time and often wish there was a special decoder for those moments when a little indication of how they really feel would be very helpful. [...]

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