Articles with pain

Bowel Obstruction and Peritonitis in a Dog: Mort's Brush with Death

Bowel Obstruction and Peritonitis in a Dog: Mort's Brush with Death

Peritonitis refers to the inflammation of the abdominal cavity that results from injury to the lining tissues. Potential causes include: injuries/wounds bacterial or chemical contamination pancreatitis ruptured bladder or gallbladder liver abscess and the like Thank you, Jen deHaan, for sharing Mort’s story Mort’s story This is the story of Mort’s third brush with death.  Mort is a 3-year-old Australian…

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Is Limping an Emergency?

Limping is usually not an emergency unless … A limping dog should get veterinary help immediately if there was a major trauma, fracture or dislocation, bleeding, severe swelling, hot limbs or dragging of limbs, Limping is an emergency when accompanied by severe pain. Limping always indicates pain or dysfunction of some kind. Whether or not it is an emergency is…

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Is Severe Pain an Emergency?

I am still trying to wrap my brain around that fact. Yet, injuries aside, pain is one of the top reasons for visits to human ER. Severe pain is our body’s way of alerting to a serious problem. The main motivation for rushing to the ER is both the pain itself as well as the fear that comes with it. Does…

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