Category Archives: Emergency

Should I learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for pets?

A veterinary professional with a dog

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency first-aid technique that sustains blood flow to the brain and heart in the event of cardiac arrest. Many Good Samaritans will learn this technique as part of a first aid course in hopes of saving a life in the event of an emergency. But what about pets? Should we

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What happens when your dog eats your earbuds?

An x-ray of an earbud in a dog's stomach

According to Statista, in 2020, consumers purchased 233 million wireless “hearables” worldwide. The popularity of wireless earbuds is clearly on the rise, and the veterinarians at the Animal Medical Center can confirm that earbuds are popular with our canine patients as well. Not for listening to their favorite podcast, but for eating. Dog Weight to

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Pet Food Related Aflatoxicosis: What You Need to Know

A field of corn

There is an ongoing pet food recall for aflatoxin contamination. The Canine Review (TCR) has interviewed a number of dog owners whose dogs tragically died from eating the recalled food. The pet owner descriptions of the dogs’ deaths are graphic and deserve some medical explanation to help readers understand the disease. So, today’s blogpost will

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Decreasing the Risk of Heatstroke in your Dog

A bulldog at a summer event

Summer is upon us, and with it comes the risk of heatstroke in our pets. Stay-at-home orders and global warming compound the risk of heat-related illness by keeping us indoors where it can be difficult to stay cool. Researchers in the UK published new information on heatstroke in dogs, also known as heat-related illness, seen

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