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Visit Your Local Emergency Pet Hospital Before Your Pet Has an Emergency


By visiting your emergency veterinary hospital before an actual emergency, you will not only know how to get there, but also have a chance to meet the people who work there and understand the process of how your pet gets the very best care possible. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS ACVO Service Dog Eye Exams 2016


The ACVO service dog eye exam event provides free exams given by Veterinary Ophthalmologists to screen service animals and catch any problems before they happen so they can make sure these animals will be ready to serve for the rest of the year. Continue reading

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From the Client Perspective: My Dog was Diagnosed with Kidney Disease


Butterscotch was bleeding from his mouth one day, so I called my family veterinarian. The technician suggested that maybe he had a broken tooth, but the bleeding continued, so I brought him in. One of the associate veterinarians immediately looked at him. There was concern about cancer, but after some tests it turned out to be chronic kidney failure. Continue reading

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Human and Animal Blood Drives at NorthStar VETS


NorthStar VETS is hosting TWO human and animal blood drives this June! These are excellent opportunities for you and your pet to give back with the gift of life. Find the event most convenient for you and sign up right … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Ensure a Safe Veterinary Waiting Room Experience


Over the years, we have seen many different interactions in the waiting room. These are the top three things you can do to ensure a safe experience for everyone while you wait to be seen. Continue reading

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How Rehabilitation Improves Quality of Life for Patients


Sheila, and the team an NorthStar VETS, will continue to provide the best in veterinary medicine for you and your pets. “Every single day I love seeing the patients and we get to see a lot of them on a regular basis so we become very attached to them. They’re just a joy! And it’s wonderful when you see a patient completely paralyzed and unable to walk transform over six to eight weeks and get back to normal. They’re playing and having a normal life again which is very rewarding.” Continue reading

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Gabriel is the Luckiest Dog


Gabriel is a Basset Hound that was diagnosed with an arrhythmia called third degree A-V block. Basically, that causes the heart to beat too slow which can make animals feel weak, lethargic, and they can even have passing-out episodes. The only way to fix that kind of arrhythmia is by placing a pacemaker which allows the heart to beat at a faster rate that’s more compatible with everyday activity and life. Continue reading

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What Pet Owners Should Expect When They Arrive at the Pet Hospital in an Emergency


We recommend putting this information together as well as visiting your nearest emergency pet hospital before you need it. If you do need emergency medical care for your pet, it’ll be a little easier knowing you know how to get to the hospital. Continue reading

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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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Jaws the Cat Gets Broken Jaw Fixed


This is a great story about how one person stepped up to help an animal in need, and two caring veterinarians stood with her and got the community involved to save this cat’s life and give him a second chance. Continue reading

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