Tag Archives: bloat

The Top Winter Holiday Hazards for Pets in a Pandemic

A dog looks at two holiday cocktails on a table

In past holiday seasons, I have written about a variety of holiday-specific dangers: electric cords, candles, party fare, gift wrap and ribbon. I’ve also written about chocolate poisoning and toxic floral arrangements. Even though holiday activities will be scaled back this year, these pet dangers continue to pose a threat. My focus for today’s blogpost

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Gastropexy: Preventing Bloat in Your Dog

A dog sits outside

Every dog owner wants their pet to be as healthy as possible. That’s why veterinarians recommend puppies have a series of shots and dogs receive an annual physical examination. We also prescribe preventive medications like those to protect from heartworms and, as dogs age, more frequent examinations to address geriatric concerns like arthritis and thyroid

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Pneumonia in the Summer?

silly picture of a dog looking into a beauty mirror like in old hollywood

The veterinarians at The Animal Medical Center, myself included, spent much of last week diagnosing and treating pneumonia in our canine and feline patients. I suspect many readers are surprised to find me writing about pneumonia in the summer. Cold weather, colds, and the flu bring pneumonia to mind, not the heat and humidity of

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Thinking Outside of the Box: Creative Medical Solutions

Creative solutions to manage tough medical issues. My colleagues at The Animal Medical Center have recently come up with innovative solutions to two very interesting cases that I’d like to share with you. The PEG Tube for Bloat Rufus has a percutaneous endoscopically-placed gastrotomy tube (or PEG tube for short). These tubes are commonly used

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