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...

We learned recently that some local emergency hospitals are sending their patients to DoveLewis in an attempt to manage their own caseloads. We get it—when you combine factors like a national hiring shortage and our pet-friendly community, some days feel unmanageable. It’s on those days that our teams are most proud of our promise to never close. We meet the wave of incoming patients head on,...

Here at DoveLewis, we take all things cleaning very seriously. It’s important that every staff member is up to date on our latest cleaning protocols. While it can be time consuming to spend time with each staff member reviewing how to correctly wipe down a counter top or a door handle, the benefits are worth it.

In the U.S. alone, over 2 million human patients a year are affected by...

Chylothorax is a primary (idiopathic) or secondary condition where chyle accumulates in the pleural space. Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, will discuss the typical signalment and clinical signs, etiology, diagnostic plan including advanced imaging modalities, medical management and surgical intervention, anesthesia and post-operative care for patients with chylothorax. <br></br>...

Nutrition intersects all types of clinical conditions including cognitive dysfunction, heart disease, hyperthyroidism, renal disease, atopic conditions and cancer. Join Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh DVM, DACVECC in this lecture regarding nutrition as it relates to certain conditions in companion animals. <br></br> This talk is specifically RACE-approved for .5 DVM or Technician CE credit....

As the holidays are approaching, Enid Traisman, MSW, CT, and Director of the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program, reviews ways that you can honor your pet during the holiday season. These tips can also be shared with clients who may have recently lost a pet.

 

“Happy holidays!” That’s the greeting we hear often during this time of year. But if you are grieving the loss of...

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...

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