Earlier this year, the FDA concluded a report about the dangers of dog bone treats. Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, blogs about an example of why dog bones can cause fatal complications.

Every time I walk by the bulk bins in certain grocery stores, I recall a beautiful middle aged Boxer dog that died because her family decided to give her a new treat. She’s not the only death from a...

After draining and flushing an abscess, there is still a lot of work to be down to ensure proper healing. Learn from Staff Veterinarian Lindsey McGuire, DVM, about packing an abscess with the wet-to-dry bandaging technique.

An abscess can lead to patient discomfort and infections that requires ongoing medical treatments. Review how to prep and flush a large head abscess from Staff Veterinarian Lindsey McGuire, DVM.

Learn from DoveLewis Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA about how to quickly finish the last step of a patients surgical care. In this video, review both continuous suture patterns and interrupted sutures.

A lot has changed over the last 25 years in veterinary medicine- patient care, perscription drugs, and technology just to name a few. Sharon McDermaid, CVT, has been with DoveLewis for 25 years! And she has seen first hand many of these changes in action. Read her most recent blog about a few of the differences between when she started out in 1976, and today.

 

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A feline patient presented for straining to urinate and constipation. Radiographs determined Cauda Equina Syndrome. What’s next?

Feline aortic thromboembolism affects approximately 25-30 percent of cats with heart disease. Thrombus formation occurs secondary to stagnation of blood in a dilated left atrium (blood stasis), the highly reactive state of feline platelets (hypercoagulability), and endothelial lesions or damage. Clots can remain static, grow and interfere with outflow to the left ventricle, or break apart and...

Scruffing used to be one of the most common ways to restraint feline patients. But that doesn’t mean it’s the best method! Learn from Staff Veterinarian Christy Michael, BVMS, about alternative methods for restraining, recognizing fearful behaviors, and how to make your feline patients more comfortable in your clinic.

A 12-year-old neutered male Chihuahua weighing 3.8 kg was presented for evaluation of weakness following suspected ingestion of any of a variety of medications, potentially including extended release diltiazem, ibuprofen, aspirin, trazodone, simvastatin, pramipexole, losartan and tamsulosin. On initial examination, the dog was noted to be hypothermic (rectal temperature was 93.8 degrees...

A 5-year-old male neutered Labrador retriever was referred for abdominal exploration following a three-day history of gastrointestinal signs. He was known to have consumed corn cobs three days earlier followed by vomiting, abdominal distension and failure to defecate over the following 24 hours. Initial radiographs at the primary care facility showed a segment of distended intestine containing...

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