Radiology View: What’s Your Read? 13-Week Lab with Lethargy & Cough

Radiology View: What’s Your Read? Patient Presentation A 13-week-old female Labrador Retriever mix presented to the cardiology service of MedVet Akron for evaluation. The owner stated that the puppy “hangs out with and acts like the old dogs” and describe her as being lethargic and coughing sporadically for the past week. The following radiographs were made. View the radiographs below and consider the following questions: What are your radiographic findings? What is your diagnosis?…

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Super Toxic Levels of Xylitol Can Be Found in Chewing Gum

There are new chewing gums on the market, such as Spry® Natural Peppermint Gum, that contain extremely high levels of xylitol, a sugar substitute that is toxic to dogs. Spry® is estimated to contain 1 gram of xylitol per piece which is over three times as high a concentration as other xylitol containing gums such as some types of Trident®. The concentration of xylitol can change and varies greatly between products and companies…

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Don't Fall into The Payment Assumption Trap

“Almost half of Americans say that the most difficult topic to discuss with others is personal finance and they would rather discuss death, politics or religion” — Kathleen Burns Kingsbury, Behavioral Change Specialist   At some point, we all do it: make assumptions about people and their situations based on our own perceptions and life experiences. But making assumptions about clients, their ability to pay or their need for a payment solution…

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