Canine

Please note: there are more graphics and numbers in this post than I usually get into on this blog. But hang in there… this is important for our dogs… and for us! There hasn’t been a whole lot of *new* in veterinary medicine in northeast Ohio over the past couple of decades as it relates

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Dear Valued Client, Recent developments in the pharmaceutical world have set up conditions where the cost of treatment for canine hypothyroidism, levothyroxine, will increase. For a long time, various manufacturers of levothyroxine sold their product without any regulatory oversight. These manufacturers reverse-engineered their product from the patented levothyroxine on the human market. The Food and

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A 6 year old female-spayed Collie presented to me in September of 2013 with a growth in the mouth, right out in front of the left incisors. It didn’t respond to initial antibiotic and anti-inflammatory therapy, so surgery was scheduled to get a biopsy. The result: Acanthamatous amelobastoma From IDEXX Laboratories: Oral mucosa: The submucosa

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Sometimes we’re presented with a dog that is kicking his leg out in an odd way when running. Sometimes we’ll see a dog that walks normally for the most part, but will occasionally hold up a back leg for a step or two, extend it backward, and then resume normal walking. Both of these scenarios

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The puppy had just been delivered to his happy owner. He was bouncing around, yapping, playing like a puppy should. And then he started to act tired. Real tired. His nose got snotty, he lost his appetite, he couldn’t seem to get comfortable. His owner knew something was wrong. As I entered the examination room,

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(The names involved have been changed to protect identities, the medical details have not been changed.) If you only remember one idea after reading this post, make sure it is this: performing a thorough physical examination and establishing a minimum database is of utmost importance. It starts with a patient of ours, Nanook, a senior

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