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Scaling and Polishing Teeth

2020-01-25T10:16:00-08:00May 14th, 2019|Tips|

Proper dental care involves more than just scraping tartar off the teeth. Thorough dental care involves scaling, probing and polishing. These can only be accomplished on an anesthetized pet. It is not realistic to think that somebody can scrape tartar off of an awake pet and be as thorough as we can on an anesthetized pet. When these procedures are performed properly we can reverse the gingivitis process and keep the teeth and gums healthier for a longer period of time. Scaling & Polishing Scaling teeth is greatly facilitated by a special instrument called an ultrasonic scaler. By vibrating tartar off the

Welcome!

2020-01-25T11:00:10-08:00May 11th, 2019|Current News|

Welcome to our new 'Current News' page. With this page we will continue to provide current information, facts and educational videos on the animals that we care for, the wildlife we take care of for free, and the photographic and conservation trips Dr. P takes around the world. We hope to see you back often! If you have never seen a penguin up close and personal, here is your chance. This video was taken by Dr. P in the Falkland Islands. It is a curious Magellanic penguin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOGAtHcWK5E&width=840

How We Diagnose Liver Disease

2020-01-25T10:20:00-08:00May 9th, 2019|Tips|

A thorough approach is needed for a correct diagnosis of any liver problem. An organ like the liver that is so intimately involved with other important organs will exhibit symptoms that mimic disease in these other organs. Also, what initially might appear as a diseased liver is in reality a disease elsewhere in the body that is involved with the liver secondarily. This is why it is crucial to follow a thorough and methodical approach called the diagnostic process. Signalment Liver disease can occur in pets of any age. If it occurs in young animals we tend to think more of

X-Ray Close Ups-feline

2019-01-14T18:58:04-08:00April 17th, 2019|Cats, Diagnostics|

These are close up views of the radiographs on the previous page. When you are done looking at them go back to the "What's Your Diagnosis Page" to continue learning about radiography. The thorax This view is towards the front of the abdomen L- Liver S- Stomach (filled with food) K- Kidneys (they are overlapping) LI- Large intestine (filled with stool) SI- Small Intestine Sp- Spleen This view is towards the rear of the abdomen. K- Kidneys (they are overlapping) LI- Large intestine (filled with stool) SI- Small Intestine Sp- Spleen B- Urinary Bladder (filled partly with urine) The white