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"In 2001 a very special little kitten came to stay at our house named Emma. She weighed in at a whopping 2 ½ pounds. When she was about 9 months old she began vomiting and wouldn’t eat. The doctors at Piney Creek Square Veterinary Clinic took x-rays, but nothing showed up on them. She was losing weight, and she was thin by nature anyway, so everyone was worried about her. Dr. Behrns came to the rescue and performed emergency surgery on our little girl. She found an almond trying to pass into Emma’s stomach. Of course, it would not have shown up on an x-ray. Thank you, Dr. Behrns, for saving Emma’s life."
Cat Dental Disease
Dental disease of any type is painful! Cats identified as having FORLS and /or stomatitis are often young cats (2-3 years of age) that may or may not have trouble eating.
General Education Websites
Check out these websites for general education articles and information.
Back Problems/Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
We see many patients each year that show signs of IVDD and the varying degrees of pain usually show up without much warning. Most commonly, these pets are smaller breeds of dogs that do a lot of jumping up and down off of beds and furniture.
When we are approached with a vomiting patient, many times in the young ones it is because they ate something they shouldn’t have.
The hard truth about obesity in our pets is that there are not many medical conditions that independently cause too much weight gain.
Canine Cushings Syndrome
Cushing’s Syndrome is a glandular up-regulation of the body’s internal steroid production. It is usually caused by a benign tumor on the pituitary gland at the base of the brain but also occurs, less commonly, due to a malignant cancer of the adrenal gland.
For some of us, we may witness our pet age at a seemingly faster rate and dismiss it as just a part of life. But there is much research in recent years that suggests, just like people, dogs can become senile and experience signs similar to Alzheimer’s.
Diarrhea is commonly caused by bacterial infection or overgrowth, parasites or is a symptom of another medical condition afflicting the body. Two frequently diagnosed causes are Clostridium perfringens and Giardia.
If one or both of your pet’s eyes are red, call the staff at Piney Creek Square Integrative Veterinary Medicine as soon as possible. A few hours can make a big difference to the extent, and cost, of your pet’s care with this condition.
It is our practice policy to provide written prescriptions to our clients at their request. We do not charge a fee for writing prescriptions for our patients.