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What, no chocolate?

It was Anais's turn to celebrate a birthday!
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Good Samaritan

One good samaritan drove all the way from south Orange County to bring an injured crow to us. She rescued it after it was hit by a car.

After a thorough exam it was determined to have no fractures or major problems. It was treated for shock and will be going off to a crow rehabilitator.

If you would like more information on our Wildlife Program follow this link- www.lbah.com/word/wildlife-care/
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Wendie SweetwoodI used to take all four of my rabbits to see the wonderful staff at Long Beach Animal Hospital because they were very rabbit savvy

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New Clients and their Pets

We had lots of interesting new clients this week. Check out their photos from this link and see if you know any of them or if they resemble their pets!

www.lbah.com/word/clients-and-pets/
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Wildlife Photography Tips- Finding Wildlife

Wildlife are difficult to find, let alone photograph. I am going to show you the preparation needed to photograph a bald eagle at a lake called Wycamp in northern Michigan.

You need to scout ahead of time to find the likely places they might be. In the spring, when the foliage is sparse, you can see through the forest and observe evidence of wildlife you cannot see a few weeks later when the foliage is thicker.

In this post you will see a sequence of 10 photos for this lesson. If you make it to the last one you will see the eagle returning from a fishing trip with a steelhead trout in its talons taken from Lake Michigan to its mate on the nest.

In each picture I will give more info as to what is going on. My assistant photographer Dana (Danacama.com) was with me learning how to do all of this.

If you want to see much more about Dr. P's 30 years of wildlife photography around the world visit his web page-

www.lbah.com/word/wildlife-photography/
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Long Beach Animal HospitalThe descriptions to each photo are now posted.

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From the Field

Dr. P is in Mich teaching his assistant wildlife photography for the upcoming Botswana trip .

Its springtime, so the wildlife are active, thawing out from a cold winter. They are migrating back, courting, building nests, building dams, raising young, and getting ready to enjoy the time of plenty.

Weather has ranged from 25 degrees F at 5 AM (yes, you need to get up early for wildlife photography) to the mid 70's, with every day a new surprise. The mosquitoes have ranged from zero to "its time to get the mosquito netting out".

Dr. P's assistant saw this bird during a hike in the forest Can you guess what this colorful bird is?
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Antenna SheScarlet Tanager?

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Long Beach Animal HospitalExcellent Antenna, its a male Scarlet Tanager ready to court a female. They eat insects (hopefully lots of mosquitoes)!

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Cable Box Robin

Dr.P was walking around and saw this grass sticking out under the cable TV box. There were three chicks inside!
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Leslie Abrahams GoslingDid this one fall out?

2 weeks ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalAll three of them fell out when I opened the box!

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Wildlife and Travel Presentations

Dr. P has several upcoming ones. You are welcome to join us if you are in Michigan and happen to be in the area. The are at the Clinton-Macomb Public Libraries.
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Chrystina DemopoulosLoved your lecture last night. I think everyone there could have sat there a few more hours. Wonderful work you and all your staff do throughout the world. Blessings to all of you around the world.

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Long Beach Animal HospitalGlad you enjoyed it!

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Update on Prince

Prince went home from the hospital doing fine. He came in for a recheck with Dr. P this morning-- so far so good!

Prince will be staying on his liver medication for a while, at least until his blood panel in 6-8 weeks shows how his liver is adjusting to the new blood flow from his surgery.

If you are curious about liver disease in dogs and cats follow this link on our web site-

www.lbah.com/word/canine/liver-disease/
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Leslie Abrahams GoslingThank you Dr. P all Dr's and everyone for taking such great care of my Prince. You always do your best and go above and beyond. Prince says thank you too ^..^

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Colleen HershonYay for this good news 💗

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Little Piggies

These pups are only a few minutes old. They were delivered by C- Section instead of the stork. We love the way they posed as they kept each other warm. The reddish color on the second photo is from the infrared heat lamp we put on them.

Follow this link if you want to see how we do a C-Section-

www.lbah.com/word/canine/c-section/
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Cathy Ingber Garciaprecious...welcome to the world little ones <3

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Josephine ChecelSo cute 🐶🐶

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Nancy SalemMore reason to be vegan 🍎🥑🥒

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Prince Gosling Liver Surgery Update

Dr. P observed the surgery and took photos to share.

Dr. Gassel and his assistant surgeon were able to successfully fix the shunt. The surgery went fine, and Prince is now recovering.
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Leslie Abrahams GoslingOh my gosh Dr. P, Dr. Gassel called recently with Prince's Update and told me you witnessed the surgery and took photos. I said WOW that's good! Thank you and the other Dr's, techs and staff for always doing a good job with my boy Prince :-)

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Long Beach Animal HospitalHoping for a speedy recovery!

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Adam GasselGreat photos, thanks for sharing.

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Leslie Abrahams GoslingAnd thank you again Dr. Gassel and your surgical team for your expertise in Prince's portosystemic shunt surgery. You did a great job!!! It's now been 11 days and Prince has not had any complications <3 ^..^

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Wildlife Photography Lesson

What shutter speed do you think you might need to capture this bird?

It was taken at Bolsa Chica, can you guess the species?
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Cathy Ingber Garciai dont know much about shutter speed but that is a gorgeous pic!

1 month ago
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Bonnie Richards GuilianaTurn

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Cindy ChowI want to say at least 1/2500 at the slowest

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Cody Vaughn GibsonI see a tracking band around his foot 😊

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Ernie NixonGrey Gull

1 month ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalNot a gull, give it another try.

1 month ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalYes Bonnie, it is a Tern. Do you know what kind of Tern?

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Long Beach Animal HospitalGood observation Cody, the bird is banded.

1 month ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalIt was taken with an 800mm lens at a shutter speed of 1/1250th of a second. For birds in flight that is slow, most of the time I try to shoot birds flying this fast at a shutter speed of at least 1/3200th of a second. Cindy, your guess was right on, and I got lucky to freeze the bird in flight with the fish in its mouth at 1/1250th of a second.

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Cody Vaughn GibsonIt resembles a gull-billed tern. But, the morphology can vary widely.

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Long Beach Animal HospitalIt is a Forster's Tern.

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He's So Tiny!

We had a Pacman frog come into our Wildife Program with a thread around his leg. He was a cooperative patient, and after a little bit of unwrapping with a thumb forceps, Dr. Wood made him good as new.

There are lots of other interesting cases in our Wildlife Program link- www.lbah.com/word/wildlife-care/
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Good Luck Prince!

One of our patients, our cute and adorable Prince, is having surgery on Tuesday.

It is for a problem in his liver called a Portosystemic shunt (PSS). It is being performed at the Southern California Veterinary Speciality Hospital by Dr. Gassel.

Follow this link from our web site to learn more about this disease- www.lbah.com/word/liver-diseases-2/

Prince has a fan club at our hospital!
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Leslie Abrahams GoslingAwww Prince and thank you ladies, Dr.'s and all for taking such great care of Prince <3

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Leslie Abrahams GoslingBeautiful <3 ^..^

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Easter Pictures

Here is one of our bunny friends from our Easter photo shoot. We will be doing it again for Halloween.
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Nancy SalemNo gatos!

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Dog Flu Vaccine

The recent outbreak of the dog flu in Los Angeles (the same one as Chicago a few years ago) is under control. This link from the Los Angeles County has more details-

publichealth.lacounty.gov/vet/InfluenzaCanineH3N2.htm

As a precaution, we have the vaccine for those dogs that are exposed to other dogs at dog parks, boarding facilities or other locations where there is a potential exposure.

The vaccine is given in a series of two injections, two weeks apart, and prevents the newest strain of the virus, the H3N2 strain.
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Off She Goes!

Our duck with the amputated wing is doing great. We said our good byes as she went out the door with a volunteer taking her to her new home.
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A Little Reminder......

It's baby bird season, and if you find a little guy like this on the ground, but still in his nest, it is best to put him up high in a tree nearby, and let the parents take care of him.

A bird like this should only be brought in to our Wildlife Program if it is obviously injured. This means it is weak, has a wound, a wing is hanging, or it is limping, or some other obvious sign of illness.

If you would like to learn much more about how we care for wildlife please visit our Wildlife Page link-

www.lbah.com/word/wildlife-care/
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Acupuncture on Exotic Animals

Dr. Seto has been using acupuncuture on dogs and cats for years. Dr. Yamamoto is currently undergoing acupuncture certification.

Acupuncture can be used on more than just dogs and cats, as can be seen in this duck from our Wildlife Program that Dr. Y is treating using a needle with retention.

To learn more abou acupuncture we have a link on our web site-

www.lbah.com/word/services/acupuncture/
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Long Beach Animal Hospital with Lizzie Wood and William Ridgeway.

Extern Final Diary

Today is the last day of my three week externship at Long Beach Animal Hospital (and yes, I brought donuts).

I would like to say a huge thank you to the staff here for all of their help and how fantastic they were at welcoming me and letting me feel like part of the team. Thank you to Dr. P and all of the incredible doctors who work here for this fantastic experience. From your expertise on exotics and small animals, I have gained so much knowledge as well as a new comfort level when working with exotics.

Special thank you my vet school, St. George's University, and to Virginia Maryland, where I did my clinical year.

For my last post, let's focus on a less common pet, a pot-bellied pig. This guy came in because his family was concerned since he had been foaming at the mouth. It was possible he had been exposed to a toxin, had a foreign body, or if he was over-heated and stressed.

We have a page on Pot-bellied pigs:

www.lbah.com/word/pot-bellied-pigs/

I think Dr. R got mixed up as to who is the patient and who is the student!
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Thank God it's Friday

Whew, what a busy week, now I am trying to catch up on my paperwork. I think I should just take a nap and delegate this chore to my peeps.
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Duck Bath after Wing Surgery
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Our "duck with personality" from yesterday is doing well, eating good and maintaining her weight.

We started passive range of motion exercises for her lame leg. We also let her get some sunshine and do her duck thing in a tub of water. This helps her leg in healing.

You can learn much more about her surgery, and also see how I do her passive range-of-motion exercises at this link- www.lbah.com/word/wildlife-photography/

Tomorrow is the last day of my 3 week externship at LBAH. It has flown by, and I have learned a lot!

Rumor has it that I am supposed to bring donuts or bagels to the staff on my last day.

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Extern Daily Diary- The Duck with Personality

My first laser surgery!

I had the privilege to help with a wing amputation on a duck this week. This duck was brought in with a broken right wing, injuried left leg/foot, and traumatized from the male ducks in her group.

This girl was a real trooper with a great personality. Her radiographs showed that her left wing had a complete fracture that was old, had not healed, painful, and was unlikely to ever fuse.

We decided to amputate the wing and get her into a home where someone could take care of her since she will never fly again. We let her rest for several days and regain her strength before surgery.

You can see the photos of the surgery (and me helping Dr. P) at this link:

www.lbah.com/word/wildlife-care/
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Yesterday was cute puppy day!

This cute little puppy will be a big dog some day with a mind of its own. Every new puppy owner should read our training pages when they first get a puppy- www.lbah.com/word/tips/puppy-behavior-training/
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Today was heart day. Cardiac disease is an important topic, not only because different breeds are predisposed to different conditions, but more importantly, your pet can hide its illness until it becomes severe.

Dr. P and I discussed the physiology behind heart disease, along with diagnosis and treatment. We went over the case of a Labrador Retriever with cardiomyopathy.

There is an awful lot to heart anatomy, physiology, diagnosis and treatment, so if you are up to the challenge, I double dare you to read the following LBAH link on heart disease. Give yourself a pat on the back if you make it through this page!

www.lbah.com/word/canine/heart-disease/

Many tests are needed to diagnosis a dog or a cat with heart disease. One of the most important ones is the echocardiogram.
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This is my last week, and I will be learning about exotics and wildlife. There is lots to learn in this aspect of veterinary medicine.

Long Beach Animal Hospital takes in injured wildlife, and tries to treat and either release or rehome when possible. Wildlife is everywhere, so it is important to know the correct ways to interact as well as handle wildlife.

We use towels as part of our restraint technique over the use of gloves. This allows for better ability to handle the animals, as well as being less stressful on the patients. Safety is important for both the patient as well as those who are handling them.

Shore birds and predator birds can have sharp beaks and strong talons which can be used as weapons when they are trying to protect themselves. Proper restraint is crucial to avoid injury.

One of the important parts of wildlife care is reducing stress on the patient. Captured wild animals are usually brought to us with injuries that are serious. They are highly stressed, so slow handling and treatment is necessary.

Below is a picture of a pigeon being examined. The towel is part of the restraint to help keep the bird calm as well as provide some protection to the holder as well. We use towels even on large birds, so that we do not need to use gloves.

For more information about the wildlife program, follow this link:
www.lbah.com/word/wildlife-care/
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Amy PearsonHow is the pigeon? Wondering if it's the one my coworker brought in Friday.

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Amy PearsonLea Ann Watts

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Leslie Abrahams GoslingGood job!

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Wildlife Photography Morning

Dr. P took one of his assistant photographers out this morning to shoot the terns fishing for their breakfast at Bolsa Chica. Looking at this photo it looks like she did great!

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Dr. Seto is a good wildlife photographer

On her way to work Dr. Seto spotted this pheasant walking right in front of her. She got this great shot with her phone! It is amazing how much wildlife thrives in our urban environment.

When Dr. P takes people around the world and teaches them wildlife photography, one of the most important skills is not with the camera, it is being observant, just like Dr. Seto was this morning. Maybe she missed her calling, and should be a wildlife photographer!

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One of the reasons I did my externship at LBAH is to get exposed to exotic animals in addition to dogs and cats. LBAH sees lots of them, including ferrets. They are cute and friendly pets, and quite entertaining to watch.

Today I had the opportunity to see surgery performed on a ferret. In today's surgery, an insulinoma was found. This is a tumor on the pancreas which causes an excess of insulin leading to low glucose (sugar) in the body. Insulinomas can result in decreased appetite and weight loss as well as collapse or seizures.

Ferrets are prone to other medical problems, so when an insulinoma surgery is performed it is important to perform a thorough exploratory surgery. Special attention will be placed on assessing the adrenal glands, another common problem organ in ferrets.

Some interesting facts that I learned today are that ferrets are not fasted as long as dogs and cats prior to surgery due to their propensity to become hypoglycemic (low blood sugar), and that it is important to monitor temperature because they become hypothermic (low body temperature) really easily.

For more information about insulinomas, check out this link:

www.lbah.com/word/ferret/ferret-insulinoma/

For more information about adrenal disease, check out this link:

www.lbah.com/word/ferret/ferret-adrenal-disease/

They are warm and adorable, especially when babies!
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Colleen HershonI love reading your diary, so educational.

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Long Beach Animal HospitalThanks Colleen!

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Jackie N RushAre they legal now?

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Extern Daily Diary

Today Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or IBD, was the morning rounds topic. This is a common disease as pets get older, especially cats.

IBD is a chronic gastrointestinal disease, which can be caused by dietary allergies, infections or environmental stress. In some cases, the liver and pancreas can be involved, and this disease is called Triaditis.

Clinical signs of IBD incluce poor appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss. These clinical signs are not specific to IBD, which is why it is so important to bring your pet in for examination and diagnostics.

Diagnostics used for IBD include a minimum database (bloodwork, urinalysis, and a fecal), abdominal radiograph and abdominal ultrasound. Biopsies of the intestines are sometimes needed to confirm the diagnosis.

For much more information about IBD, follow this link:

www.lbah.com/word/canine/inflammatory-bowel-disease-ibd/

Below is a radiograph of a patient with IBD. The arrow points to the thickened small intestines typical of IBD.
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Easter Photos For Your Pets

We are having a professional pet photographer come to our hospital and take Easter photos. She is giving LBAH clients a special price of $75 for the shoot and two 8 x10 prints.

Call us if you want to get your pet's photo taken. We have limited time and room, so don't delay in case we fill up.

Here is a link to her website- furandfocus.com
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Today I was able to watch different surgeries (a neuter and a mass removal) that utilized a carbon dioxide laser. There are several benefits from using a laser including decreased pain, swelling, risk of infection and bleeding. A laser can be used in a variety of surgeries ranging from neuters to oral tumor removal to bladder surgery.

After watching the laser being used in surgery, I was able to practice using the laser. It requires practice and experience, but it is a great tool to have access to.

For more information about surgeries and the laser, check out this link:
new.lbah.com/word/surgical-services/

Apparently I can spell my name even with a laser!
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Today I helped with a 4 month old puppy that had diarrhea. On a new puppy exam we look for any signs of congenital diseases that may be present, and also check for any signs of internal parasites (worms).

Worms are a common disease in puppies and kittens. They are diagnosed by looking for the egg of the parasite in a fecal exam. Puppies have worms so commonly that we routinely worm them even if we do not have a fecal sample.

Some common symptoms of worms are diarrhea, vomiting, and lethargy, which can also be signs of other more serious diseases. It is important to run fecal examinations to look to see if the problems are worms.

Worms can also be a cause of illness in people, especially children, which is why it is important to deworm pets. Worms can be spread in the environment that is contaminated with your pets feces that has worms present. It is important to quickly remove feces present.

For more information on worms follow this link:

www.lbah.com/word/canine/worms-internal-parasites/

Best way to start the day is with a cute puppy!
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Today I learned the importance of proper dental care in animals. Dental disease is a common disease in our cats and dogs. It is important to monitor dental health and routinely have dentals performed to prevent progression of dental disease.

I watched a dental performed with radiographs and extractions. After that I practiced performing oral examinations on Cheyenne (he loved it)!

There is so much more to share about dental disease, the link has all the details-
www.lbah.com/word/canine/dental-disease/
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Brad WingersLucky you didn't lose a digit there!!!!

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Long Beach Animal HospitalCheyenne loved it- not!

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Meredith KennedySpread the word--dental care is one of the best ways of maintaining good health in pets as they age. :)

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Spring is in the air

Dr. P has been taking people to Bolsa Chica to learn about wildlife since 1980. Right now the Great Blue Herons are nesting. Its a good time to watch them interact with each other. The look like Pterodactyls when they fly!

If you like nature and wildlife photography you might want to check out this link:

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I had a great time at the Aquarium of the Pacific. In the morning I was able to watch a veterinary dental specialist perform a dental with extractions on a sea otter. I learned about dentition in a sea otter and medications that can be used.

In the afternoon, I was able to see radiographs and ultrasound of a fish, medications given to eels, baby sharks and fish. This was a great way to learn about marine veterinary care and some of the work the great veterinary staff performs at the aquarium.

I am very lucky to have had this opportunity and appreciate Long Beach Animal Hospital setting this up.
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Dr. Wood's first spleen surgery

Dr. Yamamoto did a splenectomy with Dr. Wood's assistance this week. They did a great job!

We have a detailed page on spleen diseases that should be read by all pet owners, especially those with larger breed dogs. Many dogs do not show any symptoms until the spleen is so large it is rupturing and emergency surgery is needed.

You can learn a whole lot more from our web site:
www.lbah.com/word/canine/spleen-disease/

There are many blood vessels to the spleen, and all of them need to be ligated to remove a diseased or rupturing spleen. This takes a significant amount of time. We utilize the skills of two surgeons to minimize the time required, which means less anesthetic time.
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Suzette EdgeOur cavy Sambucca has had her spleen removed 😊

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Extern Daily Diary

I had the opportunity to assist our orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Larsen, on the surgical repair of a badly fractured femur in a cat.

I learned how difficult it is, and also how much experience and equipment are needed. It looks so easy to fix when you look at the radiograph, but it is a whole different world when you do the surgery, due to bleeding, blood vessels, nerves, and muscles, not to mention the bones that are in several pieces.
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Leslie Abrahams GoslingI hope the cat will be ok :-(

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Had a small 2 month old puppy come in for an emergency because it was weak, and lethargic.

It's blood glucose was low so we treated it for that and started looking for underlying problems that can cause this in a puppy.

They include:
Worms (especially Coccidia)
Viruses
Liver disease
Toxins

You can learn more about Coccida parasites from our web site at:
www.lbah.com/word/canine/worms-internal-parasites/

In this picture I am checking for a heart murmur and pneumonia. We will be monitoring the blood glucose level and treating accordingly.
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Leslie Abrahams GoslingWhat was the puppy's diagnosis? Is he/she ok?

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Today we discussed the diagnosis and treatment of feline hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism occurs in older cats and has symptoms similar to other diseases common in older cats. This is why it is important to follow the diagnostic process. You can learn more at this link:

www.lbah.com/word/the-diagnostic-process/

Once you make a diagnosis, it is important to check blood pressure. Cats with hyperthyroidism can have high blood pressure which can cause blindness.

To learn more about feline hyperthyroidism, please follow this link:

www.lbah.com/word/feline/hyperthyroid/

A normal blood pressure in a cat is up to 160 mmHg, which is higher than a person. Sometimes, we need to take more than one reading to get an accurate number.

In the photo I am taking a blood pressure reading.
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Brad WingersHope Cheyanne's okay

2 months ago   ·  1
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Leslie Abrahams GoslingCheyenne is ok right? Maybe the intern vet is just practicing on him........^..^

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Long Beach Animal HospitalCheyenne is fine. He loves to pose for these FB photos for his fans.

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Amin Nageriits very interesting and noble job you people are not only treating the animals but also posting link about all the disease condition treatment and diagnosis which is very helpful for pet owners as well as we vets (y) keep it up

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Meredith KennedyThe use of Hill's Y/D diet can be very useful, since it limits the iodine, and helps lower the thyroid hormone production.

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New Extern

Hi, I am the new extern, Michelle! I am from St. George's University, and will graduate in June. I am very excited to be here at LBAH! Watch for my daily FB posts to see what I am learning.

In this photo I am performing laser therapy on a dog being treated for IVDD.

To learn more about laser therapy follow this link-
www.lbah.com/word/services/companion-laser/

To learn more about IVDD follow this link-
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Leslie Abrahams GoslingI came in with my Liver Shunt cat Prince today and you were gentle, calming and you did a good job with him, thank you!

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New Furniture

We purchased new furniture for the receptionists so they are more comfortable when writing records.
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Brad WingersOh hey, looks like the IKEA summer furniture collection's in early!

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Long Beach Animal HospitalYes, Brad it's Ikea's new line, called the "Sulcata Collection"

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Dr. Wood of Long Beach Animal Hospital we discuss how we provide free medical care for over 1,000 injured wild animals each year.
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Wildlife Presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Wood

Mar 24, 1:00pm

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Dr. Wood of Long Beach Animal Hospital we discuss how we provide free medical care for over 1,000 injured wild animals each year.

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Live Feed for Dr. Wood's Wildlife Presentation Tomorrow.

It's at 1 PM PST at the Brewitt Branch Library in Long Beach. We will be doing a Live feed on Facebook.
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Karen ArnoldWhere is dr baccara

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Colleen HershonWildlife medicine is so important

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Heavy Breather

This little piggy (she weighs 100 pounds) came in for a breathing problem and had difficultly walking. We are treating her for a respiratory infection and arthritis of the spine, called spondylosis.

You can learn more about arthritis from our web site- www.lbah.com/word/canine/arthritis/

We treated her with antibiotics for her infection, and also VNA for her arthritis. Here is more information on VNA- www.lbah.com/word/services/vna-veterinary-neuronal-adjustment/
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Wildlife Presentation with Dr. Wood

Friday March, 24th at 1:00 PM

Brewitt Branch Library
4036 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90804

Please join us for a fun and informative hour of how we care for wildlife at the Long Beach Animal Hospital.
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Teri AlcainoIs the presentation for children?

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Long Beach Animal HospitalYes, it is for all ages.

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Joseph LanWish I could go... I've got to be at ASG that day...

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Long Beach Animal HospitalJoseph, how are things going? Call me!

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Meredith KennedyExcellent! I'm working a half day on Friday, I will be there and I'll bring my mom!

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Nicole KingSo proud of you my friend ❤🦅🦆🐥

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Guess the Species

This fuzz bucket was brought to our wildlife program. He has no obvious injuries, was probably just too young to be on his own and cannot fly yet. He will be transferred to South Bay Wildlife Rescue to be raised and released.

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Brad WingersHeart owl?

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Long Beach Animal HospitalCute Brad, but not quite the correct answer!

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Nancy SalemUpside down Owl!

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Long Beach Animal HospitalGood guess Nancy, but it's not quite white I was hoping to hear.

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Brad WingersBarn owl?

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Heather Starkey Jingle JangleJuvenile Great Horned Owl 🦉

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Mary Ann Speicherbarn owl

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Long Beach Animal HospitalClose Mary Ann, but it's not a barn owl.

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Long Beach Animal HospitalCorrect Heather, its a juvenile Great Horned Owl- good job!

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Meredith KennedyGreat Horned Owl!! Just doesn't have his 'horns' yet!

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Close up of a hummer tongue in action

His tongue is like a machine gun as he sucks down his meal.
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Amin Nagerihummer tongue??

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Colleen HershonIt's so amazing

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Meredith KennedyYou can actually see the hummingbird's tongue!!! How cool!!

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That's One Hungry Hummer

This little guy was brought to us because he was weak and has a head tilt. He will be going to a hummingbird specialist today for continued care.

This post is a reminder to everyone that hummingbirds need specialized care by a person that is experienced with them. Without this care they will perish, no matter how good your intentions are. If you find one put it in a box, keep it warm and quiet, and bring it right to us, or to someone who is licensed to work with them.
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Amy PearsonThank you.

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Answer to the Mystery Radiograph

There is a lung tumor, circled in red.
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Nabill Yousaf MasihIt seems like a rubber toy of chick shape

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Nancy SalemPoor baby. Hope you can remove it.

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The Baby Squirrels are Back!

We are at 6 and counting.
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Mystery Radiograph

This older small breed dog came in for a routine Wellness Exam. The blood panel showed a potential problem with the liver, so a radiograph was taken and an ultrasound was performed.

Much to our surprise we have a significant finding on the radiograph that we did not anticipate from the lack of symptoms and the blood panel. Can you see the problem?
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Long Beach Animal HospitalClue- the problem is in the chest, which is the left side of the first radiograph, and the top of the second radiograph.

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Zeus graced us with his presence today.

Zeus rides in style with his dad!
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We have puppies!

We performed a Caesarean Section on a dog that just could not get that last pup out.

Don't miss our web page that shows how we made the diagnosis, how we did the surgery, and the pups afterwards:

www.lbah.com/word/canine/c-section/
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California Wolf Center

Dr. P and Dr. K went to the California Wolf Center in Julian for a behind-the-scenes encounter with some gray wolves.

Erin Hunt gave us a wonderful opportunity to learn about the wolves and the work they are doing to preserve the gray wolves, and to introduce the Mexican Gray wolf in to New Mexico, Arizona, and Mexico. She is knowledgeable and experienced, and a tour at the Wolf Center with her is well worth the drive to Julian.

For more information- californiawolfcenter.org

Here are a few of the many photos we took on Saturday.
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Nancy SalemJulian is a cool place, but it has gray wolves too!

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Joseph LanThat sounds like so much fun!!! Great photos too!!

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Fun and Educational Night at the Aquarium

Dr. P, Dr. R, Dr. Seto, Dr. Wood, and Sandra spent a night at the Long Beach Aquarium, courtesy of Merial (now B. I.) and Dr. Rosenkrantaz. We had a chance to take pictures with a Magellanic penguin, go behind the scenes at the animal care facility, and update our knowledge on dermatology.
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Easter Bunnies

It’s that time of year when people think about getting a rabbit. They require special care and are prone to many problems when not given the care they need.

Rabbits are prone to a serious digestive problem due to a lack of fiber in the diet. You should be using timothy hay as the main food source and not pellets.

Rabbits are also prone to spinal problems due to powerful back legs and weak spinal bones. They are also prone to teeth problems and reproductive organ cancer.

Our rabbit diseases page has much more information on these problems and other problems of rabbits- www.lbah.com/word/rabbit-diseases/

This rabbit came to us unable to use the back legs properly. A radiograph was taken to make sure there were no fractures. It was successfully treated with a modality called VNA. You can learn about how we treat a wide variety of animals with VNA from our web site- www.lbah.com/word/services/vna-veterinary-neuronal-adjustment/
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I just don't want to eat!

I am 90 pounds of African spurred tortoise, commonly called a Sulcata. My mom brought me in to LBAH because I was not eating. My blood panel showed I have an infection.

Every day I am given a wonderful salad of fresh veggies, but I just don't seem to have an appetite.

Dr. Ridgeway put in a feeding tube to assist me in my recovery. This makes it much easier to give me the calories I need while I recover, although putting me on a table is a 2 person job!

We see lots of reptiles at LBAH. The Reptile Section of our web site has lots of cool stuff on how we diagnose and treat them when they are ill. Make sure you check out the section on how we surgically remove huge bladder stones from tortoises. www.lbah.com/word/reptile-diseases/
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कृष्ण पान्डेयwao, grate job ever not seen before, god bless you alls, those reptile get well soon,

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Tammy BoykinMaybe some grated sweet potato.

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Mary Ann SpeicherFresh strawberries?

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Jessica and Her Baby Squirrels
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Amy PearsonI want one!!!

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Long Beach Animal HospitalThese are baby squirrels.

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It's Baby Squirrel Season!

Thanks to Jessica these babies have a chance. She cares for them around the clock- yea Jessica!
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Cathy Ingber Garciaso sweet...thank you so much for taking them under your wing!

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Lunch Time in Borneo

In 2012 Dr. P went to Borneo to work with the baby orangutans. It was a fascinating trip to say the least!

You can see the details at this link-
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Namibia Trip with the Cheetah

Our own Dr. Elizabeth Wood has been to Namibia working with the cheetah at the Cheetah Conservation Fund. This is the same place trip Dr. P is taking people to next Sep 27th- Oct 8th. 6 spots are still available.

Dr. Wood doing her "cheetah" thing!
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Muddy Paws--

Dr. P is going back to Africa in September, this time to Botswana and Namibia. The Botswana trip is fully booked, there are 6 spots left on the Namibia trip . Contact him if you are interested and he will send you a brochure.

These cubs are an example of what you will see on his trips. Follow this link for many pictures and explanations of his prior trips- www.lbah.com/word/wildlife-photography/
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Amy PearsonKITTIES!!!!

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Long Beach Animal HospitalThere have been several inquiries on the trip. The dates are Sep 27, 2017 to Oct 8, 2017. Email us at vet@lbah.com if you want a flyer on the detailed itinerary. We will be working with the Cheetah Conservation Fund and have special access to the cheetah at the hospital and the cheetah compound.

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Long Beach Animal HospitalIf you look closely you will see the scales move slightly where the heart is beating.

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Rough Morning

Had to get to work by 10 AM, had to call one client back, and now I am exhausted!
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Amy PearsonCheyanne!! I missed him today.

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Stacey SellersOh Cheyenne. You have such a rough life. ❤️

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Juilan paid us a visit - yea!

Julian and his proud mom came by today. Julian jumped right into the thick of it, and did a few surgeries before going home for a well deserved nap!
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Chameleons Have Amazing Eyes

It is believed that they locate their prey with the independent movement of one of their eyes. After location they move their head so that both eyes lock on their prey, giving them binocular vision, and the ability to judge distance. This allows them to get the right distance so their tongue can capture their prey- amazing!

This video shows a few seconds of a chameleon with MBD that was recently brought to our hospital. Notice its tongue that is slightly sticking out, this is part of the disease:
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Quintin HumphreyHappy birthday Dr Seto!

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Jamie CaparoHappy Birthday Dr. Seto!!

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Budgie with a Bum Leg

This parakeet broke its shin bone. Technically, in a bird it is called the tibiotarsal bone, but shinbone is easier to pronounce, so lets stick with that.

After careful assessment of the fracture Dr. R determined that a special tape splint would suffice. The splint will take away pain while facilitating the healing process. It will be taken off in one month once we are sure it is healed.

To learn more about how we fix fractures in birds follow this link- www.lbah.com/word/avian/fractured-bird-leg/

In the first picture we are putting the final touches of the last layer of the splint.

The last two pictures, of one thankful little bird, speak for themselves!
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Wildlife Case

Even though the majority of birds with problem wings are hawks and owls, we see wing problems in many birds, including this pigeon. We take care of all of them, whether they are big or small, numerous or rare.

This pigeon with a drooping wing did not have any fractures, so we put a special wing wrap on it and will keep it in the hospital until it heals.
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Amy PearsonThank you for helping our wild creatures :)

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IT’S BABY BIRD SEASON

This is the time of year when baby birds are often found on the ground. While it is tempting to rescue them, this is not always the correct thing to do. If they are not injured and taken out of their normal environment they are orphaned, and will probably not survive.

Sometimes baby birds on the ground are just going through a normal growing stage called the “branching stage.” During the branching stage, they are developing their feathers and learning how to fly by a “trial and error” method.

While the babies are practicing flapping their wings and hopping between tree branches, they often end up on the ground. This is a normal part of their learning curve. Their parents know they are there and will still care for them, even if you do not see them.

If you come across a baby bird on the ground, and the wings are held normally against the body, and it can walk or hop, leave it alone. If there are threats to the bird in the form of other animals, place it back in its nest, or on a nearby branch in a leafy tree or shrub. Touching or moving the bird will not cause the parents to reject it.

The baby will call to its parents and they will feed it until it is able to fly. If you choose to do so, you may listen for the parents’ calls to the baby; if heard, you may leave the area. Be sure cats are not watching you as you move the bird.

If the wings are held abnormally, you see external wounds or injuries, or witness a cat attack, the baby bird needs help. Call us at 562-434-9966 to confirm it is injured. If it is injured place it in a box, keep it warm and dark, and bring it directly to us if our staff instructs you to. Please do not attempt to feed it.

You may bring in injured or sick wildlife anytime during our business hours, at no charge. We only provide this service for wildlife, and only if they are injured.

You may also visit our website (LBAH.com → Wildlife Care) for more information about our wildlife program, and the other pet care services offered by our hospital.

Thank you for caring about wildlife!

We will provide initial medical and surgical care, like this baby bird with a broken leg
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Surgical Case of the Week

This dog was presented to us with what looked like "blood blisters" on the abdomen. Surgical removal revealed a cancer called Cutaneous Hemangiosarcoma.

This is a malignant skin cancer that is derived from the blood vessels. Recurrence can occur, so close monitoring after surgery, and sometimes the use of chemotherapy or radiation therapy, is indicated.

Boxers, Pit Bulls, Golden Retrievers, and German Shepherds seem most susceptible. White or light colored dogs, especially when exposed to excess sun, might also be at risk.

This skin cancer reinforces the need to do a daily lumps and bumps exam on your pet, and to biopsy any lesion that might be of significance.

Our web site has a detailed page on the many versions of hemangiosarcoma in dogs and cats:

www.lbah.com/word/canine/hemangiosarcoma/
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Dr. P Presentation

We had another full house at Brix for Dr. P's presentation on his trips around the world. Lots of stories and photo's to share from trips around the world over the last 35 years.

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Medcial Case of the Week

It happens!

This is not the first time we have seen this. This time it is a puppy that decided he wanted to pay us a visit last night. A little sedation and this pup's new body adornment was modified so he could eat again.
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