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...

When clients are unsure how to describe their pet's behavior, it can be helpful to ask clarifying questions. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about how you can help describe vomiting and regurgitation behaviors to clients. <br><br/> atDove has an entire training plan of free videos dedicated to improving client compliance and education....

The gastrointestinal tract can be one of the most the challenging organs to image with ultrasound. Although small intestinal segments are typically easily visualized the challenge stems from the wide range of normal variation as well as the difficulty in interpreting many states of pathology. In addition, not all of the small intestines will be uniformly affected by an abnormality.

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A five-year-old female spayed Australian shepherd presented with a 24-hour history of lethargy and increased respiratory rate and effort. The owners were unaware of any toxin exposure or trauma. On presentation, the dog had mild tachycardia with harsh bronchovesicular sounds appreciated bilaterally.  Bloodwork was unremarkable outside of a mild thrombocytopenia (140,000) not confirmed on...

Eighties’ TV series secret agent Angus MacGyver could always get himself out of a fix and save the day with his Swiss Army Knife, everyday items, and a bit of creativity.  In the DoveLewis ER, pets often get themselves into predicaments that require us to think outside of the box to resolve these issues, as many conditions and scenarios can’t be readily resolved with the textbook...

DoveLewis Criticalist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, demonstrates the steps for placing a chest tube.

DoveLewis specialist Sonja Zabel, DVM, MS, DACVD, reviews a case of a feline patient that presented with bilateral middle ear effusion.

Hypercalcemia in dogs and cats can be caused by many different disease processes. It is helpful to focus on the most common causes first and then move toward less common causes once these have been ruled out. There are few non-pathologic causes such as spurious/lab error or growth in a young animal that do not require further evaluation.

 

Causes of Hypercalcemia

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common arrhythmias seen in small animal patients. It can occur in patients with significant structural heart disease, such as cardiomyopathy or chronic valvular disease, or occur in healthy patients, particularly giant breed dogs, and it can be triggered by elevated vagal tone or anesthesia. It is important to recognize this arrhythmia, as most of...

DoveLewis Criticalist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC walks through how to discuss respiratory rate and distress in feline patients with clients. atDove has an entire training plan of free videos dedicated to improving client compliance and education. Click here to watch more videos like this!

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