5 Tips to Keep Your Dog and Cat Safe this Holiday Season

Help ensure your pets have a happy holiday by keeping these five tips to keep your pet safe this holiday season in mind. Candles and Trees.  Trees and decorations are beautiful, but can pose a danger to your pets. Cats may attempt to climb and/or use the trunk as a scratching post, causing the tree to fall and potentially resulting in injury. Keep your tree secure by using a stable stand or tying the top…

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Bandaging Tips and Tricks for Dogs and Cats

Bandaging is a common practice to achieve various goals in small animal practice. Limb or fracture immobilization, coverage of open wound management, coverage of a surgical site, and prevention of patient interference are all common reasons (though not an exhaustive list) to apply a bandage. While commonly done, bandaging is significantly more complicated, and even dangerous, than often appreciated. Anatomy of a Bandage Bandages can be dissected into primary, secondary, and tertiary layers. The primary…

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An Argument for Early Brachycephalic Airway Surgery in Dogs

Brachycephalic dogs commonly present to veterinary hospitals for a variety of reasons. Airway compromise is a common occurrence with even simple procedures making an argument for early intervention for brachycephalic airway surgery. Below is an example of what we see in our emergency rooms and ICU. An Example of Brachycephalic Airway Compromise  A 7-year-old male neutered French Bulldog presents to the hospital for cutaneous mass removal. As many of his breed, he is obese with…

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