Category: Veterinary Emergency

The Top Ten Toxins of 2013

My tail is between my legs. I am a week late with this blog post. It was meant to time out in conjunction with National Poison Prevention Week which happens to have just ended! Here is some belated,… Read More

What Would You Do? Part II

A week ago I challenged you by asking, “What would you do?” pertaining to a series of pet-related symptoms. Thanks to the more than 100 of you who submitted your responses. All of your names were entered into… Read More

What Would You Do?

I recently came across a paper titled “Internet users’ perception of importance of clinical signs commonly seen in old animals with age-related diseases”. The study concluded that many people have difficulty accurately assessing the importance of their pets’… Read More

Were You Smarter Than a Vet Student About Canine Parvovirus?

Thanks to all of you who responded to the true/false “Parvovirus Quiz” I recently posted. The lucky winner of an autographed copy of Speaking for Spot is Larry Fosnick Davis from Seattle, Washington. Now, here are the answers… Read More

Are You Smarter Than a Vet Student When it Comes to Canine Parvovirus?

I can still vividly recall the fear experienced in the early 1980’s when the very first cases of canine parvovirus were detected. This disease spread like wildfire throughout the United States, causing severe illness and often death. Fortunately,… Read More

Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine: Star-Crossed Lovers

Get ready. You are about to be double teamed by a couple of veterinarians who love to blog. As specialists in emergency medicine (Dr. Tony Johnson) and internal medicine (Dr. Nancy Kay) we both do whatever is reasonable… Read More

Were You Smarter Than a Vet Student?

Thanks to all of you (more than 100) who responded to the emergency version of “Are You Smarter Than a Vet Student.” The names of two participants were drawn to receive a signed copy of Speaking for Spot  or… Read More

Are You Smarter Than a Vet Student?

Back by popular demand is, “Are You Smarter Than a Vet Student” a test of your veterinary medical savvy. This time we will test your knowledge about veterinary emergencies. Please provide me with your responses. You may be… Read More

It’s About Time!

The United States has become a wee bit of a safer place for our pets. This past December, the Consumer Specialty Products Association and Humane Society Legislative Fund announced that antifreeze manufacturers throughout the United States have finally… Read More

Feelings of Gratitude

Provided below is my annual holiday “pancreatitis warning” for those inclined to share their feasting with their favorite fido. First, to spice things up a bit, and in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, I want you to tell… Read More