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Pet Poisonings

August 10th, 2015

Overview

You may be surprised to learn that poisoning is a common occurrence in pets. Knowing the signs of common pet emergencies such as any poison-related emergency and what you can do to alleviate your pet’s pain is an important safety precaution to take. Read more about Pet Poisonings

How To Move Injured Pets

August 3rd, 2015

Basic Tips for Helping Injured Pets

Before attempting to move your pet, here are a few basic things to know:

​Even the gentliest pet when injured can become aggressive, bite, or scratch out of fear and pain. Be sure to muzzle your pet or have someone restrain the head. Check the limb for open wounds or bleeding... Read more about How To Move Injured Pets

Dead Salmon Toss - A Danger to Dogs

July 14th, 2015

A program in the Pacific Northwest attempts to feed and nourish insect larvae and small fish of the North Siam and little North Fork rivers, by tossing dead salmon back into the river. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife gathers carcasses of spring Chinook salmon from its fish collection sites and puts them back in the river they came from.  Read more about Dead Salmon Toss - A Danger to Dogs

How to Handle a Pet Seizure

July 13th, 2015

Dealing with a pet seizure can be frightening. Knowing the signs of common pet emergencies and what you can do to alleviate your pet’s pain is an important safety precaution to take.

Signs of a Seizure

Shaking (uncontrollably), tremors, strange facial movements, unable to stand, paddling (swimming action) with paws, loss of bowel or urinary control. Some seizures may look like your pet is vacantly staring at nothing or even absently biting at the air.    Read more about How to Handle a Pet Seizure

Stem Cell Research and Treatments in Animals

July 7th, 2015

Stem cell research is changing veterinary medicine. Unlike bone marrow transplants or cord-derived stem cells, a new method of obtaining and purifying cells from fat is gaining popularity. Adipose-derived procedures, as they are also known, have only been performed on humans in research trials at Universities. Treating animals this way, however, has become possible in local veterinary hospitals across the country. Read more about Stem Cell Research and Treatments in Animals

Iris (Uveal) Cysts in Pets

Introduction

Uveal cysts (also called iris cysts) are pigmented, fluid-filled spheres that are usually brown/black or tan/yellow in color that may be attached to different parts of the interior of the eye or they may be free floating with the front (anterior) chamber of the eye. Cysts usually occur suddenly and are generally considered benign. Occasionally, they can impair eye function or vision if they are numerous or grow large enough. Read more about Iris (Uveal) Cysts in Pets

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