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Check out this extensive list of people, pets, medical and surgical problems, and staff that we have been involved with over the last year.

Long Beach Animal Hospital added 5 new photos.

Those cute feet from yesterday belong to an Eurasian Eagle Owl.

He came in for an exam because he was not eating for 2 days, and the owner was worried that he ate a toy.

He was given a thorough exam, and radiographs were taken. There was evidence of an upset GI tract, but no toy was visualized, so Ollie was treated symptomatically with fluids and medication.
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Can you guess who these belong to?

Try to guess the exact species.
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Lisa Belisle-HarrisOwl??

2 days ago
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Chloe HarrellAn owl, but I donโ€™t know what kind...

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Long Beach Animal HospitalIt is an owl, but not the kind we usually see in our area

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Mark LemonsWho who

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Long Beach Animal HospitalAny other guesses?

2 days ago

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Chloe HarrellGreat horned owl

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Suz FukumotoI don't think I'm allowed to guess =P but we really love how his feet look so furry also! Jealous that you guys get to see so many amazing species.

2 days ago
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Lisa Belisle-HarrisBarn owl

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Mary AldrichCarl?

2 days ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalMary, what exactly do you mean by "Carl"!!!

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Long Beach Animal HospitalIt's an Eurasian eagle owl. I will post photos of it tomorrow,

2 days ago   ·  1
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Chloe HarrellOMG, Heather knew it! Also, I think Mary was trying to tag her friend, Carl, who may have known the answer. Lol!

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Jc SchneiderProbably and owl and I will say Great Horned.

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Long Beach Animal HospitalIts an Eurasian Eagle Owl

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Colt is feeling much better (and lighter) after removing a 14 pound mass from his abdomen.

This is Colt with his happy mom, 2 weeks after surgery when Colt came in to have his skin staples removed. You can learn all about how we diagnosed and treated Colt, including pictures from surgery, at this link:
www.lbah.com/word/canine/spleen-hematoma/

Yea Colt!
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Rex KramerAs Colts dad, I have to thank you guys for saving my dude. He's been with me through 3 states, and many years and now dudes got his pep back, and im so thankfully to have more years with him.

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Long Beach Animal HospitalAll of us at LBAH are glad he is doing well!

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Long Beach Animal Hospital added 3 new photos.

That's One Big Shell

We had a sulcata (African spurred tortoise) come in for some shell work. He weighs over 80 pounds, so its definitely a two person job for Emily and Alex!

To learn more about how we care for tortoises, and to see a cool surgery on how we remove large bladder stones from tortoises, follow this link and scroll down to the end of the list- www.lbah.com/word/reptile-diseases/
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Long Beach Animal Hospital added 6 new photos.

Tribute To A Great Doctor

The staff at the Veterinary Cancer Group gave a nice tribute to their founder and leader, Dr. Mona Rosenberg, for 25 years of working towards making the Veterinary Cancer Group the best place in California to send your pets to if they are stricken with cancer.

Several people talked about how Mona influenced their careers in such a positive manner, and how proud they feel to work with her.

Great job Mona (and Ethel for setting this up)!
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Musa Wamsa Kwereba GathuaCongrats!

1 week ago
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Mona RosenbergThanks for attending the event, Carl Palazzolo!

6 days ago

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Long Beach Animal Hospital added an event.

Dr. P will share his stories and pictures of his recent trips to Botswana and Namibia in an entertaining and fast paced 1 hour presentation. Happy hour prices apply.
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Long Beach Animal Hospital added 2 new photos.

Chai the entertainer, doing what he does best

Dr. Kennedy's cute kitten knows how to have a good time. Soon he will be training to be an Uber driver.
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Linda GonzalesLouAnn Porter Roughley Miss Wesa โค๏ธ

3 weeks ago   ·  1

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Meredith KennedyHe really wants to be an Uber driver, but doesn't have opposable thumbs, unfortunately. He makes up for it in cute nuttiness.

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Botswana / Namibia Presentation by Dr. P

Wednesday November 8th at 6:30 PM

Brix Wine Tasting and Restaurant
16635 PCH, Sunset Beach, CA 90742
562-592-3167
www.brixsunsetbeach.com

Happy hours prices apply during the slide show. Please email Sara at Brix to confirm a spot:

saranicole1012@gmail.com
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Nancy Pearl GoldbergThat should be a great slide show !!!!

3 weeks ago
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Cheyenne's recommened reading list

Cheyenne wants all pet owners, and especially cat owners, to be aware of the importance of an early diagnosis of kidney disease.

Kidney disease is prevalent, chronic, and serious, and all dogs and cats 8 years of age and older should be screened and/or treated.

Our web page has all the details. Cheyenne (our webmaster) updated the page this morning with information that Dr. P learned at a seminar this weekend devoted soley to kidney problems in dogs and cats. Here is the link:

www.lbah.com/word/canine/kidney-disease-chronic-renal-failure/

Happy Halloween from all of us at LBAH!
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Long Beach Animal Hospital added 2 new photos.

Cute Tree Frog

This little guy came in for a blood panel. He is so cute we just had to share his picture.
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Teresa TennysonYou guys are amazing.

3 weeks ago
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JoAnne GillespieAmazing!

3 weeks ago
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Leslie Abrahams GoslingYes he sure is cute ...

3 weeks ago
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Amin Nageriblood panel plz a little explanation or link

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Long Beach Animal Hospital added 13 new photos.

C-Section time again

Sunday night at 1 AM Dr. Wood and Dr. P did a C-Section on an exhausted female dog that had been in labor for several days. This is not good news for the puppies, and the chances of them surviving are not good.
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Colleen HershonThank you for this excellent and educational slide show, and for all your efforts to save the mom and pups. <3

4 weeks ago
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Amy HansonI hope the puppy makes it and Mom recovers fully ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

4 weeks ago
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Chloe HarrellCongrats to Dr. Wood and the team, for saving mama dog! Hereโ€™s hoping the little pup makes it! ๐Ÿคž

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Stacey SellersThank you for being there for this poor mama! Hopefully people viewing this learn to not let their dog suffer for so long, or just spay and neuter from the start!

4 weeks ago
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Crystal OnoGo Dr. Wood! What amazing work

4 weeks ago
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Vicki Baker RileySo sad for the pups, but happy you were there to save the mother.

4 weeks ago
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Peggy Schrello LebrechtDr. Wood is the best! Nice work all.

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Peter CraneSo lovely! Here's to the team!

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Meredith KennedyWhat a cute little muffin. Thank you, Dr. Wood and Dr. P, for saving her!

3 weeks ago
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Amin Nagerithank you so much for life saving job and informative link may you all live long'

3 weeks ago
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Kalindi ChowDr. Wood is the best and she did such an amazing job taking care of my baby Molly. Unfortunately she was too small to have the puppies and they were bigger than what he tummy could handle. Thank you Long Beach animal hospital! โค๏ธ Molly & myself were so grateful we stopped by with some flowers for Dr. Wood ๐Ÿ’•

3 weeks ago
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Long Beach Animal Hospital added 4 new photos.

What's Not To Like About Giraffes!

These are Angolan giraffes, at a waterhole in Namibia.
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Cathy Ingber Garciagorgeous!

4 weeks ago
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Airborne Cheetah

Once a cheetah gets into its full stride all 4 legs are off the ground.
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Leslie Abrahams GoslingI LOVE this photo <3

4 weeks ago
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Cheetah adaptation

When chasing prey cheetah need to "turn on a dime" at high speed. They are going so fast that they can overshoot their prey if they did not have this ability to turn. Their tail is a great aid in allowing them to stay on target as their prey zigs and zags.

You can see the cheetah in this picture using its tail as a rudder as it turns it head to the left in anticipation of going that direction. The dust it is kicking up gives you an idea of its speed.
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Cheetah Anatomy

Cheetah have several anatomical adaptations that allow them to run at over 60 mph for several hundred yards. They have large breathing passages, large lungs, lighter bones, and a large heart compared to other similar sized mammals.

They also have a flexible spine that allows their front legs to come forward to a greater degree, allowing for greater thrust from the rear legs. You can see that in this picture.
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Amin Nageriit looks like it is going to fall the next moment

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Meredith KennedyThey also have non-retractable claws, like a dog. I believe this is to provide good traction for running, but doesn't let them climb trees as well as other cats. Cool photo!!!!

1 month ago
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Eladio G DiazGreat picture.

1 month ago
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Leslie Abrahams GoslingCheetahs are worth fighting for to stop their steady decline.....

4 weeks ago
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Cheetah on the move

Had an opportunity to photograph the cheetah at the Cheetah Conservation Fund during their morning exercise. This one was just starting her stride.
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Karen HaneyNice! Wish I'd seen this last nigjt. Remind me to shnight. A video we took at the wild animal park this summe.

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Suz FukumotoThank you for these special cheetah pics! Just in time for my daughter's 6th birthday tomorrow. Her birthday wish is for a cheetah (or a unicorn or dinosaur), and we've been stalking this page waiting for this for the past 3 wks =)

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Long Beach Animal HospitalTell her Happy Birthday from us!

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Vestibular Disease
Our own Dr. Wood helped a geriatric dog recover from this disease. A large part of the treatment for this is educating owners on just what this means and what to expect for recovery.

Yea Dr. Wood!

This short video gives more details.

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Dr.Elizabeth Wood diagnosed our 17 yr old dog with Old Vestibular disease. This video documents the dog's 5 month recovery.

Long Beach Animal Hospital added 2 new photos.

Owl with foot injury

This owl from our Wildlife Program is being treated with our special therapy laser to aid in healing the problem on the bottom of its foot.

You can learn more about this laser therapy at this link- www.lbah.com/word/services/companion-laser/

You can learn more about how we treat injured wildlife for free at this link- www.lbah.com/word/wildlife-care/
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One last rhino from Etosha before we go off to the Cheetah Conservation Fund

This male black rhino was approaching a water hole when we got this shot.
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Nancy SalemBeauty

1 month ago
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Amy HansonGreat pic!!

1 month ago
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Douglas GibbsWhat a presence

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Leslie Abrahams GoslingAwesome

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Long Beach Animal Hospital added 3 new photos.

Love at First Swipe

Lots of action at the waterhole in Etosha last night. A male lion was resting as a very wary giraffe came to take a drink, while the ostrich and springbok waited their turn in the distance.

Out of nowhere a lioness appeared and took a swipe at the male before taking a long drink.

The other giraffes in the area found this lion behavior quite amusing.
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Colleen HershonMe too

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Leslie Abrahams GoslingGreat photos...

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Long Beach Animal Hospital added 2 new photos.

Update from Etosha National Park

We saw a black rhino today, and also a lioness eating breakfast that was none too happy (you cannot see her tail twitching in the photo) when some tourists in a large vehicle disturbed her with their excessive movements in the vehicle.
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Amin Nageriis that oryx is hunted by the loiness

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Long Beach Animal Hospital added 3 new photos.

The Skeleton Coast

Visited a few shipwrecks on our drive up the coast. The birds have made good use of them.
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Oryx

First time seeing an Oryx, a type of antelope that is adapted to this arid environment. It has a special digestive system that can eat toxic plants.
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Nancy SalemMajestic

2 months ago
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Amin Nageriwhat is special in its digestive system that makes it enable to eat toxic plants too

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Long Beach Animal Hospital added 2 new photos.

Dr. P is in Namibia, now with access to Wifi for a day.

Saw my first desert adapted elephants. Notice anything different about their feet?
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Long Beach Animal HospitalNot only are their feet more splayed to help them when walking on sand, their legs are slightly longer than elephants that don't inhabit the desert.

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One last leopard photo before Dr. P leaves Botswana. Many more to come in the future.

This female is hunting, and we caught here just as she was jumping across a log.
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Mark LemonsGreat image C.

2 months ago
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Suz FukumotoBeautiful. (But my 5yr old daughter says cheetahs are better)

2 months ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalCheetah pictures will be sent from Namibia soon for your daughter.

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Meredith KennedyReminds me of my cats, only larger.

2 months ago   ·  1
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Leslie Abrahams GoslingPerfect!

2 months ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalLeslie, are you all settled in after a great trip?

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Cape Town Update

Dr. P is in Cape Town after spending a week in Botswana. Here is a preview of many of the photos taken in Botswana.

It is a female leopard that is waiting for the temperature to cool down before she goes out for a hunt.

We saw many leopards on this trip, sometimes in the act of hunting.
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Lizzie WoodAmazing!!!

2 months ago
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Meredith KennedyWhat a beauty!

2 months ago
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Amy HansonAll about the eyes!

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Long Beach Animal HospitalAmy, you remembered!

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Victoria Falls Day

Dr. P is in Zimbabwe, at the 3rd largest waterfall in the world based on volume. There is a section called Devil's Pool where you can swim to the edge with a guide.

Here is Dr. P with Dr B, Rudy, and a very friendly Zambian guide.

Off to Botswana tomorrow.
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Lisa Belisle-HarrisAnd a nice double rainbow ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ

2 months ago   ·  1
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Eladio G DiazYou will love Chobe National Park.

2 months ago
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Meredith KennedyWoweeee!!!

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Vicki Baker RileyGreat picture!!!

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Happy Anniversary and Birthday to Dr. Wood!

Dr. W had a birthday yesterday, but just as importantly, it is her one year anniversary of starting work at the Long Beach Animal Hospital.

Dr. Wood has done an outstanding job in every aspect!

She has taken over the Wildlife Program, and with her efforts, we have released even more injured wild animals successfully.

Dr. Wood is a good diagnostician and surgeon, and always has a positive attitude. Her enthusiasm is contagious.

It's been a great year working with you Dr. Wood, and we hope to have many, many more in the future!
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Amin NageriHBD

2 months ago
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Bonnie Richards GuilianaHappy Birthday Dr. W ! You are the best!!!!๐Ÿ˜

2 months ago
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Heather StarkeyHappy Birthday, Dr Wood = )

2 months ago
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Mumuni SulemanaWowwww

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Kelsey Marie WhiteHappy Birthday Dr. Wood. ๐Ÿ–คStimpy and I

2 months ago
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Nancy SalemThis looks like a coconut cake๐Ÿพ

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Gretel the Therapy Dog

Dr. P had a chance to meet Gretel (and her canine friends) while visiting someone at the hospital.

Gretel's favorite area of the hospital is the pediatric ward, but she is welcome wherever she goes.
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Nancy SalemWhat a beautiful name for a beautiful dog ๐Ÿ’—

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Long Beach Animal HospitalShe had a great personality, and found her calling!

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Remember These Guys?

One month ago these fledgling eagles were testing their strength and flying ability around their nest. See my prior posts to learn more about them.

One month later I went back to see if they were still around.
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Answer to the mystery X-ray

There is hip dysplasia on the right hip (see circle). The left leg has a decrease bone density in the proximal femur (see circle) with a proliferation of bone in the mid shaft of the left femur (see arrow) . These changes are probably osteosarcoma (cancer), although they might be an osteomyelitis or even a fungal infection
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Nancy SalemWhat tests to diagnose further ? Fungal infection is far better than evil C.

3 months ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalA bone biopsy and fungal titer would be the next tests.

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Mystery X-Ray

Notice anything wrong on this pelvis radiograph of a middle aged large breed dog that is painful in the back end and limping on the left rear leg?
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Amy HansonYou got me

3 months ago
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Dale SabinThe ball joint on the left hip doesn't look nice and smooth like the right side. Possibly Hip Dysplasia? Just a guess. I fix airplanes not animals.

3 months ago
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Sherri EngelbretsonOk. Used to be a Technician so I have to take a stab at this. Looks like the ball isn't sitting in the socket all the way.

3 months ago
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Carl VivianoFractured pelvis

3 months ago
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Vicki Baker RileySomething funky with the left hip joint. It looks smaller and maybe looser.

3 months ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalThere is hip dysplasia on the right hip. The left leg has a decrease bone density in the proximal femur with a proliferation of bone in the mid shaft of the left femur. These changes are probably osteosarcoma (cancer), although they might be an osteomyelitis or even a fungal infection. See circled areas on the X-ray above.

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Tater Did It Again

Tater ate a plant pit that got stuck in her stomach. As a matter of fact, this is the 3rd time we have had to surgically remove something stuck in her stomach over the years.

To learn much more on how we do surgery at the Long Beach Animal Hospital please visit this link- new.lbah.com/word/surgical-services/
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Alicia ManloveWhat kind of plant pit? My dogs chew on palm fruit which look like pits. We read theyre not dangerous if ingested. We take them away if we see them chewing on them. I don't want this to happen!

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Meredith KennedyIt appears to be a palm oil kernel, with the outer fruit digested away, leaving a 'hairy' looking kernel. It's not toxic, but the size can be a problem if it creates an obstruction. In Tater's case she was lucky we got it out before it tried going into the small intestine, where it would very likely have gotten stuck.

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Junior Veterinarian Presentation

Dr. P gave a presentation to a group of 6-9 year olds in northern Michigan in a town called Harbor Springs. It was a blast, and they sat still for at least 30 minutes, and asked a lot of great questions (and told me all about their pets they had at home).
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Suz FukumotoI know a lot of little ones (and big ones too) who would appreciate this presentation! Any chance of coming to Hawaii anytime?

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Dr. Ridgeway and a few of his friends

They finally all got together, its looks like the Scout version of Woodstock!
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A visit with "The Donald"!

Dr. R went to the White House today to have lunch with Donald Trump. Here he is with his daughter on the way.
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Leslie Abrahams GoslingHaving lunch with the Presdient? WOW!!!

4 months ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalLeslie, if you believe he is having lunch with the President then I have a bridge to sell you!

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Julie CampionWhat are the uniforms? He looks very dapper.

4 months ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalWe will find out about the uniforms when he returns.

4 months ago
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Nancy SalemDr R was in the Navy?

4 months ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalDr. R is a part of the Sea Scouts, boys and girls age 14-21 for camping and sailing. Their uniforms are derived from the Navy.

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Marva MarrowCan't fool me.. He is in much better shape than #45..

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Justin Reedwhy on earth would you be bragging about meeting a treasonous russian puppet who spends his time hating minorities, non-christians, gay people, etc? Id say this is the last place I would take a pet

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Dr. R in Philadelphia

He is on tour with his daughter visiting our nation's historic sites, starting with the Liberty Bell.
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Nancy SalemSo much history. Good place to visit.

4 months ago
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Amy HansonThat's so cool!

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Junior Extern Final Diary

I can't believe this was my last day at the Long Beach Animal Hospital. Today I saw two treatments that only a select few veterinarians do- acupuncture and VNA (Veterinary Neuronal Adjustment. Here are links to learn more:

VNA- www.lbah.com/word/services/vna-veterinary-neuronal-adjustment/

Acupuncture- www.lbah.com/word/services/acupuncture/

I met a client with two beautiful golden retrievers, and spent lots of time observing the technicians do their magic and Dr. Reed doing more ultrasounds.

I also learned how to diagnose a bone tumor called osteosarcoma, and then learned about a surgery called FHO (Femoral Head Osteotomy) to repair a dislocated hip that will not go back into the socket. Here is more info from our web site:

www.lbah.com/word/canine/femoral-head-ostectomy-fho/

The day ended with this raccoon brought into the Wildlife Program. In my 4 days at Long Beach Animal Hospital I saw much more than I could have ever imagined.

A big thanks to my parents from providing this opportunity, and to Dr. P and all of his staff for making me feel at home and patiently answering all of my questions. I love California!
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Amy PearsonI WANT TO SEE A RACCOON!!!!

4 months ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalAmy, just hang around some garbage bins late at night and you will see plenty of fat ones!

4 months ago
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Amy PearsonDon't think they'd be as easy to handle as this one! And I tend to back away if/when I see them. :)

4 months ago
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Leslie Seagram VyletelThat's so great Adam!

4 months ago
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Leslie Abrahams GoslingAwww raccoon....Did the raccoon get Acupuncture or VNA?

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Junior Extern Daily Diary

At the end of yesterday it was whirlwind of activity, with surgeries, 6 abdominal ultrasounds, 2 echocardiograms, and lots of exams. I slept well!

Today for the first time I examined wildlife! I learned how to hold and perform an exam on a dove. I found the heartbeat and checked for any abnormalities, especially for wing fractures.

We took a radiograph and did not find any abnormalities. We will provide nourishment and rest and send this dove to one of our rehabilitators.

Tomorrow is my last day at the hospital, time is going way too fast!
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Cooper's Hawk Re-Nesting

A young Cooper's Hawk was brought into our wildlife program. It had no injuries, so our dedicated team consisting of Dr. Kennedy (our photographer), Dr. Wood (our hawk doctor), and Alex (our tree climber), put it back in the area it came from.

Our team had to drive to this spot, scout for an appropriate area, climb a ladder (yea Alex), and put the hawk into a tree. Quite the job ladies and gentleman!
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Wildlife Presentation by Dr. P

He is giving a presentation on his many trips around the world in the last 30 years to all 7 continents. He will also show some behind-the-scenes pictures of how we care for injured wildlife.

All our welcome to join us at 5:30 on July 11th at the Brewitt Branch Library. Here is the link to the library-

www.lbpl.org/location/brewitt/default.asp
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Charlotte M BlaireI've heard it's going to be GREAT! Shared!!!

4 months ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalHopefully Charlotte it motivates you to go on a trip with use one day!

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Leslie Abrahams GoslingShared!

4 months ago
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Nancy SalemThanks for being mindful of cat feeding time ๐Ÿ˜ป

4 months ago
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Janielle Jackson-AlvarezThanks for telling me about it. I will may try to go.

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Back to Africa

Dr. P's Sep 2017 Botswana and Namibia trips are full, so he is planning his next Africa trips, sometime in 2018 and 2019. If you have any interest in going, maybe you can convince him to take you to see the mountain gorillas (zoos only have lowland gorillas).

He went there in 2011. It's an adventure not to be missed, especially since they are in such low numbers and their future is tenuous at best.

Here is the link to the full page and explanations of what it is like to go on a unique trip like this-

www.lbah.com/word/wildlife-photography/rwanda-gorillas-2011/
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Vicki Baker RileyAmazing!!

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Long Beach Animal HospitalYes, Vicki, the trip and the gorillas are amazing, and glad I saw them!

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Sherri EngelbretsonHandsome boy

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Nikki Berrios RoseIt was so wonderful to experience the gorillas! A dream come true!!

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Fawn video

A few seconds of feeding one hungry fawn.
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Meredith KennedyCool!!

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Feeding a Fawn

Dr. P has a friend named Marty with lots of wildlife that he has adopted, rescued, or is taking care of for the Department of Natural Resources in Michigan.

What a blast! The most fun was the fawns, the male deer, and the elk. Video of feeding the fawn will be posted later.

Dr. P will be going back later this summer to help Marty and teach wildlife photography.
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The proper use of an E-Collar

We use E-Collars a lot to prevent pets from injuring themselves, especially after surgery. Sometimes it's hard to put one on a pet, and it ends up on one of our staff!
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Alicia ManloveThe inflatable 'donut' kind is the best! We'll be there Wednesday with my girl MP showing it off for everyone! ๐Ÿถ

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New Extern

Our latest extern is from Australia. He reviewed the record of a hospitalized case soon after arrival, and is seen here getting ready to present his findings to Dr. P in rounds. His tail is a little longer than our usual extern, and he doesn't eat as many donuts, but so far he is doing great!
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Botswana Trip Opening

Our Botswana trip on Sep 15th-27th of this year has an opening at our camps for an additional 1-2 persons. This link has details on the itinerary-

www.lbah.com/word/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Botswana-and-Vic-Falls.pdf

If you or anyone you know is interested in going please contact us now before the camps fill this last spot. Email us at vet@lbah.com

We will be seeing a vast array of different wildlife in their natural settings. We plan on photographing lots of big cats!
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Leslie Abrahams GoslingBeautiful cats <3

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Breakfast time for eagle chicks

Dr. P spend significant time in a kayak at 6 AM, waiting for just the right time and light, for this opportunity to photograph the male eagle returning with breakfast for his chicks. It took one week for the weather to be just right and the eagle to show. When he saw the eagle coming in the distance he started shaking, realizing he finally had his opportunity, and he better not miss the shot!

For you technical types, the photo was taken with a Canon 1Dx Mark II at 50 yards, using a 400mm D. O. II lens and 1.4X teleconverter. The photo was shot at 1/3000th of a second with an ISO of 1250 and an aperture of f/5.6.
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Lois Grant-VizardAmazing!

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Long Beach Animal HospitalGlad you like it Lois!

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Leslie Abrahams GoslingAwww off to feed the kids and Mom too xx

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Long Beach Animal HospitalMom gets her own fish, the father has enough on his plate to feed the growing chicks.

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Baby Snapper Vide

This is the little guy from my earlier post.
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Meredith KennedyA baby dinosaur!

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Baby Snapping Turtle

Dr. P is in Michigan teaching photography in Seney National Wildlife Refuge. It's the time of year for the snapping turtles to lay eggs.

He came across this little guy thinking it was a recent hatch. It turns out the females turtles are just starting to dig their nests and lay their eggs.This means this guy was from last year's hatch! How he survived the brutally cold and long winter is anyone's guess.
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Above and Beyond!

Christina from South Bay Wildlife Rescue, and our very own Dr. Wood, went above and beyond today.

A juvenile Cooper's hawk was brought into our Wildlife Program. It was determined to have no injuries, so Dr. Wood and Christina returned it where it was found.

Eagle-eyed Christina found the nest somehow, and Dr. Wood got on a ladder and climbed (that's the "above" part in the title of this post) up to the nest to replace the bird. Christina is our photographer in these photos.

This was a great job by some dedicated individuals to help the wildlife in our area. Great job ladies!

Check out this link if you want to see Christina and Dr. Wood releasing a barn owl- www.lbah.com/word/wildlife-care/
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Sheila DavidCool good for you and the bird๐Ÿ˜˜

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Birthday Cupcakes for the Birthday Girl

It was Sandra's turn to celebrate another one!
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Meredith KennedyHappy Birthday, Sandra!

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Hounds for Hills

We have a booth today at the Hounds for Hills community event at Signal Hill Park. Come join us and enter our raffle, meet other like-minded pet owners, and get your questions answered.

Signal Hill Park
2175 Cherry Avenue
Long Beach CA 90755

11 am- 2 PM
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Guess the Species

The little ones nest in a tree, and jump down out of the nest at an early age, and then learn how to hunt in the water.

Do you know what these birds are?

What are the chicks called?
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Antenna SheHooded Mergansers and? Ducklings?

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Tedd GreenwaldMinimergansers

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Meredith KennedyI call them Merganettes but I might be the only one.

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Long Beach Animal HospitalYup, Hooded Merganser and ducklings, although I like the Minimergansers and Merganettes answers better!

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Tedd GreenwaldMerganitas a snapping turtle calls them lunch

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Long Beach Animal HospitalThe first time we saw them we counted 7 ducklings. The count today is still 7, so no snapper appetizers yet.

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Tedd GreenwaldSnappitizers

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Dinner Time for Our Eagle Chicks

Dr. P went out in a kayak to get a better vantage point on the eagles. He watched the nest for a while as the female awaited a dinner of steelhead trout from the male. After the male eagle dropped off dinner two fuzzy chicks appeared.

The male went to a tree after he dropped off the trout. He decided Dr. P was a little to close so he strafed him. Guess it was time to go!
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Brad WingersWell, they don't call him "Eagle Strafer" Dr. P for nothin!!!

6 months ago   ·  1
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Leslie Abrahams GoslingGood for the Eagle. His #1 priority is to keep his family safe!......Eaglets and Juvies are always the cutest though but I would be safe and watch them from a distance.

6 months ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalIf you watch them from a distance you won't get any photos like these.

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Vicki Baker RileyFabulous! We're on Orcas Island, WA and just observed 2 bald eagles feeding their adolescent chick on a rock. Once I looked at the pictures I realized the chick the one was feeding had a red head. It was a vulture! My husband insists it was a chick that flew in. Once I get home I'll post a picture. It's not great because I have a 50x lens, but you can still see the 2 birds clearly. Oh, and speaking of strafed, my husband had the experience of having a falcon dig his claws into his head when he was waiting for his carpool van. Apparently he was too close to a nest. The impact knocked my hubby to the ground and he was bleeding from the talons.

6 months ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalCan't wait to see your picture Vicki, sounds like it was a vulture. Cool story about your husband!

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Charlotte M BlaireWow! Thank you for sharing these!!!

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Dr. Wood doing her thing

Dr. Wood examining Stimpy to make sure everything is in proper working order.

To learn more about how we care for reptiles, including an interesting surgery where we remove bladder stones from tortoises, follow this link-
www.lbah.com/word/reptile-diseases/
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Meredith KennedyStumpy looks very interested in his record!

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Meredith KennedyStimpy! Couldn't catch autocorrect in time.

6 months ago
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Kelsey Marie WhiteHaha thank you Dr. Wood. You seem to be the only vet she truly enjoys.

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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!

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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๏ผŸ

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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?

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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 ๐Ÿ’—

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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-

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Cathy Ingber Garciaprecious...welcome to the world little ones <3

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Josephine ChecelSo cute ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

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Nancy SalemMore reason to be vegan ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅ’

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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!

7 months 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 ๐Ÿ˜Š

7 months ago
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Ernie NixonGrey Gull

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

7 months 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.

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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.

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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/

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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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Long Beach Animal HospitalSee Talia's furry baby

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