Snake bites

Dog Lameness Assumption Trap: Tosha’s Snake Bite

Dog Lameness Assumption Trap: Tosha’s Snake Bite

Acute and chronic lameness are likely to have different causes. That doesn’t mean that figuring out what happened is easy. Past experiences, things we read and hear breed biases. When your dog starts limping, don’t jump to conclusions; make sure you know what is really happening. Thank you, Kevin, for sharing Tosha’s story. Tosha’s story It all started with a…

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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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Laser Therapy for Snake Bites: Something You Wouldn’t Think Cold Laser Could Be Good For

Laser Therapy for Snake Bites: Something You Wouldn’t Think Cold Laser Could Be Good For

Lasers are one of the most underutilized treatment modalities in the veterinary world. A cold laser is one of the safest and most effective devices to utilize. Laser treatment offers the following benefits: increases healing decreases pain reduces unwanted scar tissue decreases bacterial counts reduces inflammation, etc. Jasmine was getting cold laser along with her physical therapy but when she…

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