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A Night in the ER

x ray image of sand impaction

A couple of weeks ago, I listed “Five Reasons to Go to the Animal ER NOW!” Readers seemed to take my advice and from Sunday night until Monday morning, 12 of the 25 patients seen in AMC’s 24/7 ER were admitted to the hospital. Here are the highlights of Monday morning’s admissions list: Admission One:


Sand Impaction in Dogs: A Summer Bummer

An x-ray of sand impaction

This is the first in a series of blogs about pets who have been treated for intestinal problems. Summer is a time for fun and relaxation, but not for poor Lola. After a restful weekend at the beach, she started vomiting and ended up at The Animal Medical Center waiting to be seen by the