Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia: Annie’s Lost Battle with IMHA

Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia: Annie’s Lost Battle with IMHA

What makes immune-mediated diseases so horrible is that the immune system, which should protect your dog from disease, turns on them. Thank you to Alison Kaylor for sharing Annie’s Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia story. Annie’s story My little Maltipoo of 11 years and 11 months,  Annie (Snanniebug) was my biggest joy. She was a healthy little pup, had a great appetite…

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Dog Wound Care: Scissor-Free Bandaging

Dog Wound Care: Scissor-Free Bandaging

When taking care of your dog’s wound, the last thing you want is to introduce a new injury. I don’t know about you but I hate the idea of scissors anywhere near my dog’s body. Scissor lacerations can land a dog in an emergency room. You never know when your dog might make a sudden move which will turn the…

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Hypothermia in Dogs: What Happens in a Dog’s Body with Hypothermia?

Hypothermia in Dogs: What Happens in a Dog’s Body with Hypothermia?

Normal body temperature for dogs is around 100.5-102.5°F (38-39.2°C). Hypothermia sets in when the body loses heat at a faster rate than it can generate heat. In dogs, I consider a body temperature of under 99°F (37°C) to be evidence of early/mild hypothermia. We normally think of exposure to cold environmental temperatures, particularly combined with windy and/or wet conditions, as…

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Pre-Anesthetic Blood Tests: Jack’s Test Reveals Kidney Failure

Pre-Anesthetic Blood Tests: Jack’s Test Reveals Kidney Failure

Many illnesses can go from undetectable to potentially deadly (particularly when combined with surgery and/or anesthesia) over the course of just a few weeks. Having fresh blood work provides insight into your dog’s overall health making sure that they can handle anesthesia safely. It is important to adjust the treatment plan if the blood test reveals any abnormalities. Knowing is…

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