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Bladder Stones in Canines

Bladder Stones in Canines

Buddy presented 1 month ago with a history of urinating around the house. The owner explained that Buddy appears to be urinating a lot more than normal and when he does only small amounts come out each time. The owner explained how Buddy always gets...

External Ear Infections in Dogs

External Ear Infections in Dogs

The term given to ear infections in pets is termed Otitis Externa. What this term basically means is inflammation of the external ear canal. A pet’s ear is made up of three areas. The internal ear, the middle ear, and the external ear. The most common...

Prostatic Disease in Dogs

Prostatic Disease in Dogs

Just like people, yes, dogs can have prostate problems as well! It might not seem that common due to the fact that a majority of pet owners will have their dog neutered. How might you ask is neutering your pet related to prostate disease or a lack thereof?...

Itchy Skin in Dogs and Cats

Itchy Skin in Dogs and Cats

As veterinarians, we sometimes get asked what are the most common ailments we see on a daily basis. I would have to say that a significant percentage of pets that we see, especially dogs, are in to see us because of some kind of skin/haircoat issue or...

Tick Borne Disease in Dogs and Cats

Tick Borne Disease in Dogs and Cats

This may seem like an unusual time of year for a blog entry about ticks and tick-borne disease in dogs and cats but the topic is an extremely important one that even in the past month or two, we have been getting many questions about. We have had several...

Lucky’s Liver

Lucky’s Liver

Lucky is a very special patient of ours. She is a 14-year-old shepherd mix that belongs to some very devoted owners. Lucky first presented to Dr. Blackler on a Tuesday evening after she had not quite been herself for a couple of days and then collapsed and...

Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease

The kidneys are very important organs in the bodies of animals. They play an important role in so many physiologic processes in the body. They are very important in filtering toxins and other substances out of the blood and in producing urine. As cats and...

Feline Heart Disease

Feline Heart Disease

Louie is one of our feline patients. He is 13 years old and was brought to us when his owner noted that he seemed to be breathing differently at home. He was breathing at a faster rate than normal and with an increased effort. When we took chest x-rays of...

Canine Pancreatitis

Canine Pancreatitis

The pancreas is an important organ in a dog's body. It sits near the stomach and produces a variety of digestive enzymes as well as the hormone insulin that is key in the regulation of blood sugar in animals. The pancreas can become very inflamed due to a...

Pain in the Bladder

Pain in the Bladder

Doc is a 12-year-old canine patient of ours that presented to us after the owner had noticed blood in his urine. Dr. Bell performed an initial test on Doc's urine called a urinalysis to check for a urinary tract infection. Doc's urine did indeed show signs...