Tag Archives: animal emergency

Why the Animal ER is the Right Place in an Emergency

Veterinary professionals treat a dog

I suspect every veterinarian hears this at least once a week, “But I want you to see my pet, not the ER.” Yet sometimes the animal ER is just the place your sick pet needs to be. I get it, I would rather see my regular physician than someone I don’t know in the ER.

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Adrenal Gland Yin and Yang

Two puppies

Last week was a big week for adrenal gland disorders at The Animal Medical Center. Not one, but three dogs were admitted by The Animal Medical Center’s 24-hour Emergency Service with a diagnosis of Addison’s disease, or hypoactivity of the adrenal gland. Additionally, I evaluated two of my patients for adrenal gland hyperactivity, or Cushing’s

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Small Dog Safety

I was recently at the Pet Socialite “Home, Garden and Safety” Pet Product Media Showcase, organized by my friend Charlotte Reed. Everyone was enjoying themselves speaking with vendors about the advances in fun new products for pets. Our enjoyment abruptly stopped when the shrieking of a three-month-old Chihuahua puppy pierced the air. I got called

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Making a Pet First Aid Kit

A first aid kit

Every pet owner should put together a pet first aid kit – a handy, easily created resource that will help a pet owner think and act quickly in the event of an emergency. Pack the listed items in a clear container to facilitate finding them quickly. Include an emergency telephone list inside the kit, or

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