Pet Education

“Is my pet in pain?” Understanding, identifying, and treating pet pain.

Is my pet in pain?

By Debra Voulgaris, DVM, MA, CVA, CCRP Certified Tui-na Practitioner Pet pain 101 The pain pathway consists of five parts: transduction, conduction, transmission, modulation and perception (see diagram Gaynor and Muir, 2009, below). While the first four components, tend to be objective and measurable, the fifth part, perception, is subjective and contributes to making pain very […]


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You put air WHERE? The benefits of using air to help pinpoint gastrointestinal obstruction.

Pug: You put air WHERE?

Two different dogs that both ingested rocks were treated very differently after using air to help determine their location within the gastrointestinal tract. By Andreas Andreou, DVM Emergency + Critical Care In-between a rock and a hard place. Often times, patients will present with acute GI signs that can include vomiting, not eating and/or diarrhea. […]


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The tremendous benefits of Nutraceuticals for the joint health of pets.

Arthritis is commonly caused by degenerative joint disease in older patients, but can also occur in younger patients secondary to developmental conditions (ie: hip and elbow dysplasia), inflammatory conditions, or injuries. Nutraceuticals can serve as adjunct treatments to improve overall joint health. By Drew Nelson, DVM and Michael Huber, DVM Diplomate American College of Surgeons […]


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Marijuana Toxicity: Don’t be afraid to tell your veterinarian if your dog may have been exposed.

Marijuana Toxicity in Dogs

Marijuana toxicity in dogs can occur through inhalation of secondhand smoke, or more commonly through ingestion of the leaves, seeds, stems and flowers of the plant, or ingestion of products made with concentrated THC butter or hash oil. By Nicole DeNezzo, DVM Emergency + Critical Care Marijuana is a drug that has long been used […]


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Lymphoma in Dogs: A Basic Overview of What It Is and What You Need to Know.

Canine Lymphoma

Lymphoma is one of the most common cancers in dogs, making up approximately 20% of all cancer cases. Most of cases of lymphoma in dogs can be successfully treated with chemotherapy. By Emi Ohashi, DVM, PhD and Rodney Ayl, BSc, BVSc, MRCVS Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology), Diplomate ACVR (Radiation Oncology) We are conservative with our treatment […]


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