Happy first official week of summer! Before you offer your dog a buffet of table scraps from a cookout this weekend let me first tell you about Channey. Channey is a chubby, 12-year-old Jack Russell terrier who presented for sudden onset vomiting, anorexia and bloody diarrhea. Prior to these symptoms, her owners did not notice anything out of the
Cats tend to vomit from time to time. Virtually all cat owners will tell you that they experience this with their cats. While this can be a ‘clean-up’ hassle (particularly when they throw-up on the carpet), a vomiting cat is usually related something minor. Usually, cat vomiting is caused by your cat eating too quickly, eating too much, or
With Halloween coming up and the holiday season just around the corner everyone will have more candy around the house than usual and this is an invitation for curious pups to steal a snack. It is more important than ever that we focus on pet safety on Halloween due to the abundance of available chocolate during this time.
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