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23 07, 2020

Diabetes Mellitus (Sugar Diabetes)

2020-07-23T18:58:49-07:00July 23rd, 2020|Avian, Cats, Dogs, Guinea Pig|

This page describing diabetes mellitus (DM) is very thorough and will require some study if you want to understand it fully. We have a summary page on DM if that suits your needs better than this detailed page. Sugar diabetes, more correctly know as diabetes mellitus (DM), is a complex disease that is difficult to control, particularly in cats. Proper treatment requires a commitment on your part, usually for the life of your pet. It is well worth the effort in most cases because response to treatment is usually quite rewarding. A pet being treated for DM with insulin injections

8 05, 2020

Fluid Therapy

2020-05-08T15:19:54-07:00May 8th, 2020|Avian, Cats, Dogs, Ferret, Guinea Pig, Rabbit, Rat, Reptile|

Fluid therapy might just be the most important medical therapy we perform on sick animals. Dehydrated pets feel ill, cannot fight disease, do not eat well, and cannot metabolize drugs efficiently. Dehydration decreases the circulation to two very important organs, the liver and the kidney. These organs are then unable to perform vital functions, some of which include detoxifying drugs and removing waste products. Fluids are crucial to anesthesia. This pet, about to have a C-section, is going into surgery with her fluid bag and IV pump (and Briana her nurse) along with her. These fluids will stay with this dog

4 05, 2020

Laser Surgery

2020-05-04T22:42:19-07:00May 4th, 2020|Avian, Cats, Diagnostics, Dogs, Ferret, Guinea Pig, Rabbit, Rat, Reptile|

We have been using laser at the Long Beach Animal Hospital for over 25 years for a wide variety of surgeries on a wide variety of surgery.  Our laser is a carbon dioxide laser, not the Lasik laser used for eye surgery of the cornea. We are one of only a handful of animal hospitals in California that have this capability. It is a highly advanced and technical piece of equipment that we never dreamed about having while we were training to be veterinarians. Its one of the ways we offer state-of-the-art care at the Long Beach Animal Hospital. This is

29 04, 2020

Symptoms of Diseases

2020-04-29T21:54:30-07:00April 29th, 2020|Avian, Cats, Dogs, Ferret, Guinea Pig, Pot Bellied Pigs, Rabbit, Reptile, Tips|

It is sometimes difficult to determine if your pet is ill, especially since many pets have subtle signs of illness that they easily hide from owners. Here are 7 basic areas you should observe on a daily basis to help determine if your pet needs an exam by one of our doctors. If you have any doubt that your pet is ill you should not hesitate to seek veterinary care since animals like our domestic pets, and especially birds, are masters at hiding serious illness. The Long Beach Animal Hospital staffed with emergency vets is available until the evenings 7 days

29 04, 2020

Radiology

2020-04-29T10:32:15-07:00April 29th, 2020|Avian, Cats, Diagnostics, Dogs, Ferret, Guinea Pig, Pot Bellied Pigs, Rabbit, Rat, Reptile, Tips|

Diagnostic tests are important in veterinary medicine since our patients do not routinely tell us where they are having a medical problem. An important diagnostic modality we use to make an accurate diagnosis on a sick animal is radiography, more commonly known as x-rays. This is a fun and educational page designed to educate you on the basics of radiology. There is a fun test at the end to see how much you learned.  If you got them all right maybe you should apply to veterinary school! Learning how to accurately read a radiograph on the wide variety of species

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