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Michelle Gerhard Jasny V.M.D.
Based on his history, altered mental status, and twitching, I suspected something neurological. "This may be serotonin syndrome," I concluded.
Usually seen in pups under two years of age, cherry eye can occur in any dog.
Normal heart rates for dogs range from 60 to 160 beats per minute. Zev's was 40 beats per minute.
It's time for Dr.
If ingested, any part of the lily plant "” stems, leaves, blossoms, even pollen "” can cause acute kidney failure.
It was still likely that a fish bone, or similar item, swallowed at the beach that day was the source of Sito's troubles.
Even pets enjoy vacation on the Island, but there's no immunity from getting sick here.
Veterinarians and medical doctors sometimes use similar terminology, but the meaning can be entirely different.
Abdominal swelling could mean several things to a vet, none of them simple to treat.
Some terriers mysteriously develop a crippling condition known as LPD, but it can be corrected with surgery.
Captain Jack Sparrow sits curled beside me watching Pirates of the Caribbean.
Catnip is actually a mint, but to many cats it's much more than a flavor enhancer.
Giving a dog an aspirin may seem harmless, but in fact quite the opposite is true.
Hard as it is to watch an older pet fail, sometimes the best treatment is no treatment.
Vets need to channel their inner detective when it comes to topical afflictions on dogs' noses.
Vets call them "linear foreign bodies," a complicated name for a simple concept "” swallowing string.
Symptoms may not appear for months; maybe it's just arthritis; what to do?
Every now and again, a truly unusual pet is brought into a vet's office "” like a tarantula.
Vets continue to be vexed by measuring pain in pets, and which medications work best to alleviate it.
Some diagnoses are easy, some vexing. Either way a strict protocol and process makes the work more accurate.