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17 05, 2019

Typical Day for Our Technicians

2020-02-14T04:58:42-08:00May 17th, 2019|Animal Health Technicians, General|

Our animal health technicians(AHT's) perform one of the most important jobs at our hospital. Without their help we would not be able to provide such a high quality of medical care. They work as a team, and are very flexible in helping each other. Lets take a look at what happens during a typical (and busy) day...... They start their day early, with at least one of them arriving at work at 6:30 AM. They assess all of the hospitalized pets and given them whatever treatment is needed. This treatment board is their control panel. It allows them to stay

18 03, 2019

Important Phone Numbers

2019-01-18T10:05:35-08:00March 18th, 2019|General|

Poison Phone Numbers Pet poison Helpline- 800-213-6680 Animal Poison Control Center-  888-426-4435 National Animal Poison Control Center- 800-548-2423 Kansas State University- 758-532-5679 Be prepared to give the following information: Your name, address and telephone number Any information regarding the exposure (ie; the amount of poisonous product, the amount of times since the exposure to the poison, etc.) The species of animal, breed, age, sex, weight and whether or not more than one animal is involved The name of the poison or type of poison that the animal was exposed to, if you know (provide as much information as possible) What problems

18 03, 2019

Household Poisons

2019-12-21T04:52:06-08:00March 18th, 2019|General, Tips|

  Many common pet poisons are in our homes and yards. Some of the more common ones to watch for are:   Methylxanthines- chocolate and caffeine Ethylene glycol- antifreeze Indoor plants Metaldehyde- snail bait poison Household cleaners- bleach and lye Silica gel packs Acetaminophen- tylenol Xylitol- sugar free sweetener in chewing gum Rat poison Fertilizers Insect bait stations Walnuts Alcohol Strychnine Insecticides NSAID's- Ibuprophen Helpful Tips: Keep medications off night table Plastic weekly pill holders look and sound like dog rattle chew toys Keep purses with medication high and out of reach Store pet medications apart from human medications Do

7 03, 2019

C-Section

2020-02-04T03:38:58-08:00March 7th, 2019|Dogs, General|

A  Caesarean Section (abbreviated as C-Section) is derived from the latin word "caedare", which means to cut. It is believed that Julius Caesar was the first to be born this way when his mother died during childbirth. Most scholars of ancient history believe this was done long before Julius Caesar was born. Either way, the name sticks. Our patient is a female dog that was able to deliver 2 pups normally. When we examined her and palpated her abdomen we could feel another puppy. She is exhausted, and has what is called uterine inertia. Her uterus does not have the strength