Urinary Obstruction in Cats

Urinary Obstruction in Cats

Linus, a six-year old male neutered cat was brought to the hospital when his owner noticed him making multiple trips to the litter box. He would posture as if trying to urinate but nothing would come out. As he was trying to urinate he was crying which his owner thought was unusual behavior. On presentation Linus was moderately

Dog Bloat – know the warning signs

Dog Bloat – know the warning signs

Over the weekend I was called in for an emergency surgery to help a dog suffering from Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV) or more commonly called dog bloat. She was a 12-year-old Boxer presented with a sudden onset of non-productive retching with a distended and painful abdomen. This is a surgical disease that occurs primarily in large breed, deep-chested dogs

Dogs and Ear Infections

Dogs and Ear Infections

Baxter is a nine month old Westie who presented for scratching his ears and shaking his head. A quick peak at his ears revealed the skin was very red and there was a waxy, dark brown discharge. It was clear he had a significant ear infection. The most common causes of ear infections are allergies or when water