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16 03, 2020

Symptoms of Diseases

2020-04-01T14:42:44-07:00March 16th, 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

13 03, 2020

How to Read a Radiograph (X-Ray)

2020-03-29T09:51:12-07:00March 13th, 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. Learning how to accurately read a radiograph on the wide variety of species that we care for requires requires a large body of knowledge. It is an ongoing process for our veterinarians in order to develop this skill. We oftentimes utilize the expertise of a veterinary specialist in reading radiographs of animals in the more complicated

13 03, 2020

Laser Surgery

2020-03-29T09:59:48-07:00March 13th, 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

10 02, 2020

Anesthesia

2020-04-01T12:09:51-07:00February 10th, 2020|Avian, Cats, Dogs, Ferret, Guinea Pig, Pot Bellied Pigs, Rabbit, Rat, Reptile|

One of the most important tools available to veterinarians to thoroughly and painlessly treat pets is the advent of modern day anesthetics. These anesthetic agents allow us to sedate and anesthetize a wide variety of animals with negligible chance of serious side effects. In addition to sedating them for surgery, these anesthetics enable smooth and pain-free recovery. The vets at the Long Beach Animal and emergency hospital have been successfully anesthetizing a wide variety of exotic and domestic animals since 1989. If your pet requires anesthesia one of our veterinarians will make a custom plan tailored to your pet's specific

11 11, 2019

Cancer

2020-02-10T09:12:17-08:00November 11th, 2019|Cats, Dogs, Rabbit|

The scientific word for cancer is neoplasia, meaning new growth. In reality, it is an abnormal growth of cells that interferes with an organ's ability to function, resulting in a degree of failure in that organ. Some of these abnormal cells break off from the organ and spread to other organs in the body, causing them to fail. This process is called metastasis, and is the hallmark of malignant cancer. The enlarged sublumbar lymph nodes in this dog's abdomen are the whitish areas under the circle. A cancer called adenocarcinoma spread to them through the process of metastasis. This is what severe bone