9 hours ago
You make the diagnosis
This young dog came in with this patch of hair missing on its muzzle. What are 2-3 possible causes of this? ... See MoreSee Less
It seems like dermatophytosis caused by Mycosporm canis
Owner is very irritating so the poor pup rubs his muzzle instead of biting his nails.
Insect bite/sting and consequent irritation itching/scratching, chemical irritation, some type of hot object contact?
Plastic food bowls
Cellulitis from infected follicle
Just because it’s circular doesn’t mean ringworm.. but I’m gonna say ringworm.
Could it be fungus, viral or allergies?
Get the lyme dip
Demodectic mange, Canine Seborrhea, and with that lighter skin coloration, even sunburn.
22 hours ago
Extern Daily Diary- Day 5
Happy Friday! My first week flew by, and I am getting used to how busy this place is and and how things work.
This morning's rounds with Dr. P reviewed sick rabbits and birds. Next Monday our cardiologist, Dr. Fred Brewer, will be here for 3 patients. I will be reviewing my cardiology anatomy and physiology this weekend in preparation. Here is what I will be reading from the LBAH web site- www.lbah.com/canine/heart-disease/
One of the joys of veterinary medicine in general practice is kitten wellness exams! As with any pet, we want to make sure we practice preventative care. For this little one it includes vaccines, and felv/fiv blood test, and of course parasite preventative medication.
It is a great idea to get puppies and kittens accustomed to coming to a animal hospital early in their lives to get the accustomed to future visits.
Joke of the day: There was once a pregnant cat who swallowed a ball of yarn. She had a litter of mittens. ... See MoreSee Less
Your facility denied an injured kitten care on Thursday
2 days ago
Extern Daily Diary- Day 4
Many of our clients have wonderful exotic pets like this sweet rabbit patient with a skin condition. The fluffy white skin flakes in the picture are indicative of fur mites. Thankfully, there is a treatment that works safely and effectively.
Rabbits are prone to a more serious problem, called GI stasis. This is a serious disease that requires immediate medical attention. Please read our web page on GI stasis so you know the symptoms and get treatment for your bunny early in the course of the disease, and before it is too late- www.lbah.com/rabbit/gi-stasis-hairballs-in-rabbits/
Every rabbit that presents to our hospital, no matter what symptoms it has, gets a thorough physical exam. When you listen to its heart, the combination of breathing with such a small chest and rapid heart rate, makes a choo choo train sound in the stethoscope. If you have a bunny next time you bring it in for an exam we can let you listen to the sound.
Joke of the day: What do you call 100 rabbits in a row, walking backwards?
A receding hare line! ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
Extern Daily Diary- Day 3
Today was a win for the wildlife community. This poor pigeon became a cruel person's target practice. Fortunately, a good Samaritan brought her to our Wildlife Program (www.lbah.com/wildlife-care/).
Radiographs were taken to see the extent of her injuries. After she was stabilized, Dr. Wood performed surgery to remove the metal arrow. The bird has made a full recovery as you can see, and will be released today!
I love to be a part of great success stories like this one. It is incredibly rewarding to be in a healing profession, especially for critters that have been injured by humans and have nobody to care for them.
Joke of the day: If your homing pigeon doesn't come back, what you've lost is a normal pigeon. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you so so much for sharing. Healing for this beautiful animal
This is so amazing and heart warming. Thank you Long Beach animal hospital and Dr.Wood!
Too bad someone couldn't figure out where the arrow was purchased and who may have purchased it, etc., so they could be prosecuted 🧐
Yay Lizzie! Excellent job!!
That joke tho lol
There are so many assholes out there💩💩💩, ask me about it!!!
4 days ago
Extern Daily Diary- Day 2
Another busy day, starting with rounds at 8 AM with Dr. P going over laser surgery and hyperthyroidism in cats. The highlight of my day was definitely working with the wildlife patients. Our web site has extensive information on some of the wildlife that LBAH has treated over the last 30 years- www.lbah.com/wildlife-care/
These patients are being treated in order to hopefully be returned back to the wild where they belong. The hospital currently has 20 wildlife patients ranging from opossums to ducks to birds of prey.
Here you can see Jason help me assist feed a peahen, and do a range of motion/stretching treatment on the wing of another red tailed hawk. I have worked with wildlife before, and I am comfortable holding such a large raptor as a red tailed hawk.
Joke of the day- Which bird gets embarrassed most easily? The Red Tailed Hawkward! ... See MoreSee Less