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...

URATE UROLITHIASIS

Urate-containing uroliths are the third most common urolith in dogs and cats. They comprise about eight percent of submissions for dogs and about five percent for cats.

Formation of urate uroliths occurs from urine supersaturation with purine metabolites. Sources of purines include diet and endogenous cell turnover. Uric acid is an intermediate product of...

Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC reviews diagnosis and management of chronic Shar Pei fever.

Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR reviews radiographs of a feline patient with a three-day history of hematuria.

Feline urethral obstruction is a common complication of feline lower urinary tract disease.  Approximately 12% of cats have metabolic derangements, which along with severe dehydration can cause patients to be critical.  Initial stabilization, adequate pain management, and a timely unblocking procedure can make feline urethral obstruction a treatable emergency with a high rate of...

When a mentally altered patient arrives at any veterinary hospital, there is often little information available that might direct a veterinarian down the path toward a diagnosis. Learn from Christy Michael, BVMS, about managing these patients suffering from hyperosmolar hyperglycemic syndrome. <br></br> This talk is specifically RACE-approved for 1 DVM or Technician CE credit. <...

Zoomies: when your dog runs around the house like crazy- jumping on the couch, running up or down the stairs, and all over the house. It usually ends with them falling to the floor, panting like crazy and taking a nap.  – Urban Dictionary

 

My two dogs have retired from their days of tearing up squeaky toys and rough-housing all day long.  Their retirement days...

Anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity represents that rare gem in realm of canine toxicities: a toxin for which there is both a rapid, bedside diagnostic test and an antidote. Even severely affected clinical cases stand a reasonable to good chance of recovery with the assistance of transfusion products - and here is an occasion when transfusion products are part of a curative therapy rather a...

An 8 kg, 2 year old male neutered Boston Terrier presented to the general veterinarian with a one week history of lethargy and decreased appetite and a two day history of pigmenturia.  The owner noted that the dog was with him visiting family over a holiday weekend and there was a high likelihood the dog could have ingested a non –food item.  Initial work up included an in-house...

A 6-year-old male neutered German Shepherd dog, named Chief, presented on emergency for acute onset of vomiting and restlessness. Initial diagnostics were consistent with gastric dilation and volvulus and he was taken to surgery as soon as medically stable. Surgery revealed a 540 degree clockwise volvulus which was returned to normal position and a routine incisional gastropexy performed....

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