Chiqa, a 3.5 year old short-haired Chihuahua, arrived at All Pets on emergency basis in early September after a rapid onset of startling neurological symptoms. Suddenly, she was walking in continuous counter-clockwise circles, tilting her head to the left, and suffering from partial paralysis of both legs on her left side. Several laboratory tests were Continue reading Chiqa Vs. Granulomatous Meningoencephalomyelitis
Karsen is a 13-month-old, guide dog in training. She has been seeing us for veterinary care since April 2015. All Pets Medical is sponsoring 100% of all Karsen’s medical care, including her laparoscopic spay. Karsen has been with her trainer, Laine in Aggie Guide-Dogs and Service-Dogs for a year now.
With the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Colorado and Washington, last week the Justice Department effectively announced it won’t challenge other states’ attempts to legalize the drug for medical or recreational use. While marijuana is still classified as illegal, there are many individuals who believe these policy changes lay the groundwork for many states to legalize marijuana, especially for medicinal use in humans. In the meantime, debates about whether or not medical marijuana is beneficial for ailing pets are becoming more frequent. The jury remains out regarding the benefits of medical marijuana for pets, but recent news coverage and an increase in the number of pets being treated for accidental marijuana poisonings are raising questions about the safety of marijuana, especially in dogs.
If you’re wondering how Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump might vote on animal-welfare and veterinary-practice issues the AVMA considers critical, this article will help give you a better idea.
The All Pets Veterinary Medical Center staff will be attending the AAHA Conference 2016 in Austin, Texas on March 21-April 3. This veterinary conference is great way for our staff to experience something new and unique. It offers the opportunity for us to learn practices from other industry experts, discover the latest and greatest in products and services, and network with fellow veterinarians and technicians from around the country.
The oral cavity of dogs is a perfect incubator for all kinds of bacteria, partly because the mouth is warm, moist and has significant nutrients present for organisms to grow on. While most are normal and natural, once plaque and calculus (tartar) form on the teeth the normal microbial flora gets out of balance — and if pathogenic organisms proliferate, trouble ensues.
It is interesting to wonder about how certain Christian customs originated. One notable custom is the paradox in our Easter tradition that seems to support the fact that rabbits lay eggs! How strange is that?! Someone obviously must have missed hearing some practical “facts of life.”
Urinary incontinence occurs when a housetrained dog loses control of his or her bladder. The severity can range from occasional small urine leaks to inadvertent voiding of a large amount of urine. This article will discuss the causes, symptoms and treatment options available for urinary incontinence in dogs.
In our article Canine Influenza Virus we discussed the symptoms and types, diagnosis and treatment, and living and management of the virus. This article will discuss the recent outbreaks and what you can do to help prevent the virus from affecting your pet.
This is 2016: The year of the Monkey. According to Chinese astrology, if you were born in monkey years (1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004) then you are intelligent, witty, and inventive -just like our primate friends!
Primates come in all shapes and sizes, but had you ever heard of a Bushbaby? They are the SMALLEST primates in Africa. Some are kept as pets Continue reading Monkey Business!