Emergencies

Is Unproductive Retching an Emergency?

Is Unproductive Retching an Emergency?

A dog who is trying to vomit but nothing is coming out is a major emergency. This is a telltale sign of GDV/bloat! Most problems come with a combination of symptoms. Rarely will your dog exhibit a sole symptom or a sign. With some issues, it is important to consider them in context. Some, however, are reason enough to seek…

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Head Pressing in Dogs: A New Trick or an Emergency?

Head Pressing in Dogs: A New Trick or an Emergency?

Surely your dog pressing their head into corners or against objects sounds harmless enough? It is one of the things that might come across as funny, quirky or weird. Or maybe it can make you think your dog is pouting. What would you think of it if your dog started doing that? Compulsive pressing head against a wall or objects…

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Death Cap Mushroom Poisoning: A Life-Saving Procedure?

Death Cap Mushroom Poisoning: A Life-Saving Procedure?

The death cap is one of the most toxic mushrooms. If your dog ingests even the tiniest bit, it is a life-threatening situation. Symptoms of mushroom poisoning range from mild to severe and include: vomiting diarrhea weakness excessive drooling lethargy jaundice loss of coordination seizures coma Further information: Mushroom Poisoning in Dogs Mushroom poisoning is an emergency. The standard treatment…

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Canine Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus: RIP Barbie

Canine Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus: RIP Barbie

Veterinary Partner calls bloat the Mother of all Emergencies. According to some sources, bloat is the number two dog killer, right after cancer! Gastric dilatation is a distention of the stomach from an accumulation of gas and fluid. Gastric dilatation can be further complicated by volvulus, in which the distended stomach rotates on itself (gastric torsion), cutting off its blood…

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Hyperthermia in Dogs: Heatstroke Is No Light Matter!

Hyperthermia in Dogs: Heatstroke Is No Light Matter!

Do you know that too much heat can seriously harm and even kill your dog? Hyperthermia is a term that describes [dangerously] elevated body temperature. It falls in two categories: fever non-fever Fever is an increase in body temperature as part of the immune response. A heatstroke is a form of hyperthermia that happens that the body’s ability to cool…

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