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Dog Recovers from Insecticide Toxicity with Intravenous Lipid Emulsion


Raisin is a 7-year-old, female spayed, Collie Mix that was referred to us for further treatment after ingestion of a toxic dose of abamectin insecticide (InVict insect paste). This is in the macrolide class of insecticides, and at high doses, crosses the blood-brain barrier, binds to glutamate-gated chloride channels, causes hyperpolarization, prevents nerve conduction, and ultimately can lead to paralysis and death. There is no specific antidote, and traditionally is monitored with supportive care, treatment of seizures, and mechanical ventilation if needed. More recently, intravenous lipid emulsion has become an effective treatment option for animals with toxicities. Continue reading

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Surf makes amazing recovery from abdominal surgery


We love getting feedback like this from clients! Here is the story of Surf, who made an incredible recovery from intestinal surgery! Continue reading

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Ask the NorthStar VETS Vet: I’m-Yunity extract for dogs with cancer


This supplement does increase survival from 86 days to 199 days in dogs that have only had surgery at the 100mg/kg group. What hasn’t been published yet is the survival data for other dosage groups. Continue reading

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Holiday Threats for your Pets


Hi Everyone! The other day Dr. Stobie and I were having a conversation about how information is being shared in the way we live today. How do you like to receive your information? Do you get your news from Facebook … Continue reading

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Santa Paws is coming to NorthStar VETS


Join NorthStar VETS for their 2nd Annual Santa Paws Photos on Santa’s sleigh! Continue reading

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I Love 24 Hour Vets


Happy Valentine’s Day from your hostess, Nicole (NorthStar’s Marketing Guru) Contrary to most believe, I actually enjoy Valentine’s Day.  I know it has been coined as a Hallmark Holiday, and many singles get together for their annual “I Hate Valentine’s … Continue reading

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The Heart of a Soldier


Hi world, its been a short while but its your hostess, Nicole: Working here is almost like agreeing to have your heart strings tugged on pretty often, but recently a story came about, so touching that I feel the need … Continue reading

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