Veterinary Reasonable Expectations: The Ability to Discuss Your Internet Research With Your Vet

Veterinary Reasonable Expectations: The Ability to Discuss Your Internet Research With Your Vet

Does your veterinarian welcome or frown upon your internet research? This is the sixth part of an ongoing series describing what you should expect regarding veterinary care for their dogs. You can find parts one through five at http://www.speakingforspot.com. Take your time with this one. There is a great deal to say about this worthwhile topic! Introduction When your dog…

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Dewclaw Avulsion in Dogs: Cookie Breaks Her Dewclaw

Dewclaw Avulsion in Dogs: Cookie Breaks Her Dewclaw

Nail injuries, however minor they appear can be extremely painful and might lead to substantial lameness. The reason for potentially severe bleeding and pain is the quick, which is a collection of blood vessels and nerves. If you ever cut the quick while trimming your dog’s nails, you’re familiar with the outcome. Why do nails break? The longer the nail,…

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Angry Vet On Leptospirosis: Sandy’s Untimely Death

Angry Vet On Leptospirosis: Sandy’s Untimely Death

As a sad reminder of leptospirosis’s reality, we had two cases of acute renal failure in otherwise healthy young dogs.  One of these dog’s kidneys completely shut down and would not respond to treatment. Consequently, we had to euthanize her. The other dog has responded and is now home and expected to make a full recovery. I dedicate this post…

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Canine Heartworm Infection: Don’t Let Heartworm Become A Heartbreak!

Canine Heartworm Infection: Don’t Let Heartworm Become A Heartbreak!

Keeping your dog healthy includes regular preventive health care. Timely administration of heartworm preventive medication is one of the preventive measures that all dog owners should be practicing. What are heartworms? Heartworms are mosquito-borne parasites that live in the heart and blood vessels of an infected dog. These worms cause damage, often significant, to the cardiovascular structures and can lead…

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Head-Shaking and Swollen Lymph Nodes: Murphy’s Indolent T Cell Lymphoma

Head-Shaking and Swollen Lymph Nodes: Murphy’s Indolent T Cell Lymphoma

Sometimes, when you hear hooves, zebras show up. The most common cause of excessive head-shaking is discomfort in the ears. The causes might include: allergies foreign bodies inflammation infections parasites polyps Infections, on the other hand, are typically secondary to another problem, such as allergies. Further reading: Excessive Head Shaking in Dogs Lymph nodes are part of the lymphatic system;…

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