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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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Deadly Amanita “Death Cap” Mushroom Toxicity

We have had four cases (one confirmed, and three other suspected) of young dogs with acute liver failure secondary to suspected Amanita mushroom ingestion. These cases have been in Robbinsville, Princeton Junction, Hamilton, and Mt. Holly New Jersey. Continue reading

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Brachycephalic Syndrome in Dogs

We suspected DJ had brachycephalic syndrome causing upper airway blockage based on his breed and physical exam, which is common in Bulldogs and other brachycephalic dogs. Continue reading

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