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Anesthesia: A Safe Option for Your Pet

Advances in medications, techniques, and equipment have made anesthesia safe for pets today, and your concerns should not stop you from scheduling a procedure your pet needs. When pet owners worry about the anesthesia risk, they are likely thinking of veterinary medicine in the 1950s when, among sick pets, 1 out of 400 dogs and [...]

Common Heart Diseases in Pets

Though all forms of pet heart disease can show similar symptoms, the underlying causes and treatment can be complicated. Following are five of the most common heart diseases in pets, their signs, and how they can be treated. #1: Congestive heart failure in pets Congestive heart failure occurs when fluid builds up in the lungs, [...]

Laryngeal Paralysis: One Dog’s Experience

Despite the oxygen mask, Roxie labors to breathe. The veterinarian and team try to calm her, but she continues to struggle. Her laryngeal paralysis has progressed, and this crisis has caused swelling. Her airway is almost completely blocked. Chest X-rays reveal severe pneumonia. Fluid is building up in her lungs and her body temperature is [...]

What Constitutes a Veterinary Emergency?

How do you determine whether your pet’s problem is an emergency? Our Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services team is not only available around the clock to answer your questions about your pet’s possible emergency, but we also offer 24-hour urgent care. Take a look at our website before an emergency occurs, to familiarize yourself [...]

The Lowdown on Pancreatitis in Pets

The pancreas is an abdominal organ that rests near the stomach and small intestines, and plays vital roles in digestion and control of blood sugar levels by producing various digestive enzymes and the hormone, insulin. When the pancreas functions normally, inactive enzymes are released into the digestive tract to aid in food break-down. When these [...]

How to Recognize and Manage Pain in Your Pet

Pets are incredible at many things. They comfort our sorrows, make us laugh, are strongly loyal—and they are extremely clever at masking signs of illness or pain. Unfortunately, that last skill can cause your furry pal unnecessary suffering, because they give only subtle, if any, clues of pain that can be challenging to detect. Cats [...]

10 Most Common Pet Toxins

It’s no secret that cats and dogs get into mischief, which may result in potentially hazardous situations. Between cleaning products and medications, rodenticides and fertilizers, your home, garage, and garden are rife with toxins that can harm your furry pal. Fortunately for your pet, the team at Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services (AIMSS) and [...]

What’s that Lump? Common Cancers in Pets

If a lump or bump pops up on your pet, the first thought that likely runs through your mind is “cancer.” However, not every lump is cancerous, and many benign masses can crop up that do not significantly affect your pet’s health. Without a thorough veterinary exam and diagnostic testing, there is no way to [...]

We Put the “Special” in Veterinary Specialty Services

Most people are familiar with human medical specialists, but did you know that pets have specialists, too? Veterinary specialists graduate from veterinary school like your family veterinarian, but then complete a year-long internship, and a three- to four-year residency program in their specialty, and pass a rigorous examination administered by their specialty organization to become [...]

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