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30 04, 2020

Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO)

2020-04-30T14:44:49-07:00April 30th, 2020|Cats, Dogs|

When the neck of the femur is fractured it needs surgical repair. This fracture happens in cats and dogs. The fracture is almost always from trauma, although there is a disease called Legg-Calve-Perthes (LCPD) in which spontaneous degeneration of the head of the femur occurs. This is a rare disease.   The normal head and neck of the femur are circled in this model. This page will show you how we remove the head when the neck is fractured.  A fractured neck of the femur is the same problem seen in elderly people when they fall and break a hip.

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

26 04, 2020

Kidney (Renal) Cancer

2020-04-28T19:27:42-07:00April 26th, 2020|Cats, Dogs|

It's not that often that we see a primary kidney cancer in a young pet. This page will show you how we diagnosed and treated it on a one year old Basenji. This story emphasizes how fast things change, and a pet that is perfectly healthy on a physical exam and blood panel, can change for the worse in a short period of time. If this owner had not brought this dog in for an exam this dog would have died. This is why Wellness Exams are recommended every year, and more often on senior pets. It also shows the

26 04, 2020

Disk Disease (IVD)

2020-04-27T23:26:15-07:00April 26th, 2020|Cats, Dogs, Rabbit|

Disk disease occurs in cats and dogs, with the occasion problem in other species. This dog pinched nerve problem is similar to what happens in us people. Since it occurs mostly in dogs, this page will emphasize disk disease in dogs, although the diagnosis and treatment of disk disk applies to cats and other species as well. A pinched nerve in dogs is similar to a pinched nerve in cats and other species. Even though it occurs more often in dogs, cats can get it also. This cat is getting laser therapy on its spine, you will learn more about