Highlighted Case – Tetanus in a Dog: Emergency Treatment

Highlighted Case – Tetanus in a Dog: Emergency Treatment

TETANUS by Kate McDuffee, DVM Roxie is a 4 month old terrier mix who was adopted from a local shelter 1 month previously. She had been doing well in her new home, until her owners came back after being away from the house for a few hours, and noticed Roxie was having trouble walking. By the time they got her to Animal Emergency, her rear legs were extremely stiff, and she was holding them straight out behind her. There were no signs of trauma,...

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Highlighted Case – Fish hook Swallowed by dog

Highlighted Case – Fish hook Swallowed by dog

Fishing with your dog: by Jesse E Brown, DVM, PhD A dog was presented on a Sunday afternoon with problem which occurred while on a fishing trip with his owner. The client was fishing and baiting the hook with small piece of a hot dog.  Interesting enough the pet was a dachshund.  So now the wiener dog sees the wiener and chomp swallows it whole not realizing he just eaten the bait intended to catch fish and not dogs.  This was most...

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Canine Flu Information for Pet Owners

Canine Flu Information for Pet Owners

Canine Flu: By Jesse E Brown, DVM, PhD—     Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) is a contagious respiratory infection in dogs. There has been a lot of press related information on canine influenza disease over the last couple of years. We all know that the “flu” causes significant health problems in humans and we all have grown up with the Asian Flu, the Swine Flu, Bird Flu and so on.  Every year the vaccine changes in response to the...

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Emergecy Treatment of Rodenticide Poisoning

Emergecy Treatment of Rodenticide Poisoning

  Rodenticide Toxicity By Jesse E Brown, DVM, PhD Most everyone has either had a rodent issue at their home / business or knows someone who has. Rodenticides (commonly called mouse bait or rat bait) are readily available at most hardware, variety and grocery stores. Here at Animal Emergency of Gainesville we see several accidental pet ingestions a month and have experience in treating this type of pet emergency. One important thing to...

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Emergency Treatment of Snakebites

Emergency Treatment of Snakebites

By Jesse E Brown, DVM , PhD. Well summertime is in full swing with it being June and approaching the longest day of the year and so are some of the seasonal maladies that affect our pet’s health and safety. Here at Animal Emergency of Gainesville we are seeing an increase in the number of emergency snakebite treatments which is expected for this time of year as snakes are very active now especially at night.  It seems that the most common...

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After Hours Emergency Vet

After Hours Emergency Vet

Animal Emergency of Gainesville provides an after-hours emergency clinic for most veterinarians in the Northeast Georgia area. Your local vet may be one of our supporting veterinarians that use our services. These vets are our partners in providing high-quality animal veterinarian services. Here is an example of a promotional poster you may see in your local vet’s...

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