Today’s blogpost is inspired by four recent patients with a shared condition: laryngeal paralysis, sometimes referred to colloquially as “lar par.” Many pet owners are not familiar with laryngeal paralysis, so I will explain this disorder by discussing the role of the larynx in dogs, these patients’ clinical signs, their risk factors and possible outcomes.
World Kidney Day is March 10 and the theme for 2022 is “Bridge the knowledge gap to better kidney care.” In this blogpost, I’ll help bridge the kidney care knowledge gap in veterinary medicine by explaining common acronyms veterinarians use when we talk or write about kidney disease. As an example, here are a few
Endoscopy is a general term for a procedure looking inside the body with a tiny camera on the end of a flexible tube. The flexible tube has channels to allow various devices to travel through the channel and exit inside the body. These devices perform various tasks, such as sample cells with a brush, remove
World Kidney Day 2021 is March 11th, but kidney health is not just for humans. Keeping your pet’s kidneys healthy is an important part of keeping your pet healthy. Dialysis, also called hemodialysis, is a well-known treatment for humans with failing kidneys. Dialysis does not correct kidney damage but provides the blood-filtering function normally provided
The US Open tennis championship begins next week at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, just across the East River from the Animal Medical Center. The Open is the first major international tennis event in the COVID-19 era. It will not be quite the same event as in previous years, but the