Important Warning Signs Requiring a Veterinary Visit
by Dr. Dana Koch published March 16, 2015
Recognizing when to take your beloved canine/feline to the veterinary office, especially during the weekends or overnight can be a challenging decision to make. There are some crucial warning signs that can help a conscientious pet owner make choice to seek out emergency veterinary care:
- Difficulty breathing
Difficulty breathing, also referred to as dyspnea, is a medical emergency. Your pet can display clinical signs such… Continue reading
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Thank you Lori for this great post!
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Have you ever heard of aVeterinary Angel? That term always comes to mind when I think about Dr. Lisa Aumiller of HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service in Mt.… Continue reading
Written by Dr. Dana Koch, VMD, published on November 14, 2014
There are frequently questions in regards to which over the counter medications are safe to use in our pets at home. The majority of the medications that are commonly purchased for human use are not recommended for administration to animals. Each species of animal has different safety margins for medications and are affected differently by their consumption.
- Ibuprofen– Many pet owners want to offer pain relief… Continue reading
Dear Dr. Lisa,
Over the holidays my dog, Tiki, a pomerian/eskimo mix ate a whole plate of freshly cooked Toll House chocolate chip cookies. Of course, this happened over the weekend and my vet was closed. We stressed for days thinking Tiki was going to get sick from the chocolate. What is the best way to get information if your regular vet is closed and something like this happens??
Thanks and happy new year!
Hollyann from Westampton
Dear Hollyann,… Continue reading
Dear Dr Lisa,
I own a business and the guy that clears my lot recommended I start using pet safe salt. Of course the pet safe salt is about 30 dollars more for the application. Is it worth the money to go with this salt? If there is truly a difference I will buy the pet safe stuff but every dollar counts right now so I want to be sure.
Thanks for your input.
Thanks for… Continue reading
Dear Dr. Lisa;
This is a follow-up letter for “Hungry Kitty,” a.k.a., Boots. Thank you for such a quick and insightful response. I spent hours trying to find a good dog food, one with meat as the main ingredient and not much filler, but never thought about the cat food.
Our other cat, a 1-1/2 yr. female, is so finicky that when I finally found something she’d eat, I just stuck with it. I’ve enclosed the labels of the wet… Continue reading
Dear Dr. Lisa,
A friend found a stray dog about 2 years ago. She took her in and has given her good care.
She’s spoiled, especially since our friend lost her husband about a year ago.
Now ‘Cocoa’ will not eat dog food. My friend has tried dry and can foods – all brands – but, of course, Cocoa wants human food!!
How should she break this bad habit now or it too late?
Cocoa is about 2 years old.… Continue reading
Dear Dr. Lisa,
About 2 weeks ago this lump popped up on my dog our Sampson’s face. It doesn’t bother him at all but it seems to be getting bigger. I think it bothers me more than him. Should I get it checked out or just keep an eye on it?
Lumpy lab mom
Dear Lumpy Lab mom,
Growths of any kind should always be checked out by your veterinarian. This lump could be a bacterial issue, it could… Continue reading
Home Alone and waiting…..
In this busy world we live in nowadays everyone seems to feel there aren’t enough hours in each day. Our pets, on the other hand, enjoy a calmer pace of life but anxiously await us walking through that door and giving them our utmost attention. Social deprivation in a pet leads to depression, boredom, overeating, barking, and anxiety related problems such as excessive licking and destructive behavior. Be a conscientious pet owner !
Dear Dr. Lisa,
Last week, we had to rush our 15 year old Husky to Northstar Vets, a specialty hospital. We thought our dog had a stroke. He had a head tilt and his eyes were moving a million miles a minute. He couldn’t stand and he was vomiting. The doctor there said he had vestibular disease. I was so overwhelmed that I didn’t hear everything they said. What is vestibular disease?
Vestibular disease is very alarming when… Continue reading