Emergencies

Are Animal Bites an Emergency?

Are Animal Bites an Emergency?

Bite wounds are one of the most common reasons dogs are brought to a veterinarian. Animal bites can cause significant injury. Further, wounds might look less serious than they really are. And even a relatively small wound can cause big trouble. There is, of course, the matter of what animal inflicted the wound. Was it a familiar or an unfamiliar…

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Are Venomous Bites an Emergency?

Are Venomous Bites an Emergency?

What kind of snakes or spiders your dog might encounter depends on where you live. Snake bites Some of the most dangerous species of snakes include rattlesnakes, copperheads, and water moccasins. The outcome depends on the amount of venom injected, location, size of the dog … but I would treat any and all of these as an emergency because the sooner…

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Is Vomiting Bile in the Morning an Emergency?

Is Vomiting Bile in the Morning an Emergency?

Persistent, projectile or bloody vomiting is an emergency. Unproductive retching is an emergency. If a dog vomits bile in the morning every now and then, it is not an emergency. However, it’s not something I’d ignore if it happened to my dog more often than once in a blue moon. What is bile? Bile is a fluid which is secreted…

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Addison’s Disease in a Chihuahua: Kermit’s Story

Addison’s Disease in a Chihuahua: Kermit’s Story

In dogs, the main cause of Addison’s disease is an immune process.   Dogs can show a variety of different signs and symptoms of Addison’s disease, including lethargy vomiting diarrhea lack of appetite shaking and weakness Addison’s disease in a Chihuahua Kermit was a spirited sweetie with a unique personality, adopted as a stray. He was an oddball, who brought his…

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Loss of Appetite in a Puppy: A Puppy That Doesn’t Want To Eat Or Play Is An Emergency—Aurora’s Story

Loss of Appetite in a Puppy: A Puppy That Doesn’t Want To Eat Or Play Is An Emergency—Aurora’s Story

Parvovirus is a serious, highly contagious disease that can be fatal. Unvaccinated puppies and dogs with compromised immune system are most susceptible. Common parvo symptoms include: lethargy loss of appetite fever vomiting severe and often bloody diarrhea Thank you, Dr. Krista, for sharing Aurora’s story. Aurora’s story The first day that I met these girls was a Sunday. The newest…

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