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Check out this extensive list of people, pets, medical and surgical problems, and staff that we have been involved with over the last year.

1 day ago

Long Beach Animal Hospital

Tiny Patient
Sometimes our patients are little, like this emaciated chameleon. Animals like this are very illl, and we need to handle them very gently because they are susceptible to their bones breaking. Follow this link to learn more about what it has:
www.lbah.com/word/reptile/iguana-bone-disease-nshp-mbd/
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Tiny Patient
Sometimes our patients are little, like this emaciated chameleon. Animals like this are very illl, and we need to handle them very gently because they are susceptible to their bones breaking. Follow this link to learn more about what it has:
https://www.lbah.com/word/reptile/iguana-bone-disease-nshp-mbd/Image attachment

 

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Courtney Thomas

Our Little Blood Donor
Dr. Kennedy recently has a case of a cat that was accidentally stuck in the drier. When the owners rushed it in the body temperature was over 109 degrees F, and its blood had clotted to the point that it was imminently going to die.
A blood transfusion was needed to save the cat, so Dr. K's own cat named Chai saved the day by donating blood to the sick cat. The sick cat recovered and is doing well today.
Thanks Chai!
This is a picture of Chai all warm and cozy just after he gave his blood.
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Our Little Blood Donor
Dr. Kennedy recently has a case of a cat that was accidentally stuck in the drier. When the owners rushed it in the body temperature was over 109 degrees F, and its blood had clotted to the point that it was imminently going to die.
A blood transfusion was needed to save the cat, so Dr. Ks own cat named Chai saved the day by donating blood to the sick cat. The sick cat recovered and is doing well today. 
Thanks Chai!
This is a picture of Chai all warm and cozy just after he gave his blood.

 

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I have a fear of that happening. And I haven't had a kitty for 4 years. I still double check. 💙

That's why I check each and every load I put in the dryer…twice!

I worked with someone that happened to, and the poor kitty didn't make it. Glad this one got a second chance. <3

That happened long ago to our cat but without the happy ending. Always close your dryer!

A hero kitty!

Allyson Joy Rambo Awh!

What a superstar!!

Great save!

Omg that's crazy. Thanks chai

Thank you so so much Dr Meredith Kennedy Aimee Silk Smith something to watch for

One of my worst nightmares.

Thank goodness for happy endings.

Great job, Chai! Le sniff...I once had a Tabby-point Siamese I named Chai. Loved him! Then one day he just took off and never saw him again. 🙁

Thank you Chai!!! Your mommy is the best doctor 😊🐾

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3 days ago

Long Beach Animal Hospital

Extern Daily Diary 12/12/18

Today I assisted Dr. Kennedy suturing a laceration on a dog that was attacked by another dog. This type of laceration can easily become infected. When we suture our patient's skin we take extra precautions since an infection after a wound like this is common.

The wound is carefully clipped, flushed, and cleansed prior to laceration repair. A drain tube is also placed under the skin that will aid in draining infected material from the wound. Without this drainage the wound might not heal after the skin is sutured.

Not only do we cleanse the wound carefully prior to suturing, we also cleanse our hands carefully prior to placing gloves on. We also wear full cap, mask, and surgical gown, which further helps in fighting the infection.

To learn much more about how we do surgery at LBAH follow this link- new.lbah.com/word/surgical-services/
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Extern Daily Diary  12/12/18

Today I assisted Dr. Kennedy suturing a laceration on a dog that was attacked by another dog. This type of laceration can easily become infected. When we suture our patients skin we take extra precautions since an infection after a wound like this is common.

The wound is carefully clipped, flushed, and cleansed prior to laceration repair. A drain tube is also placed under the skin that will aid in draining infected material from the wound. Without this drainage the wound might not heal after the skin is sutured. 

Not only do we cleanse the wound carefully prior to suturing, we also cleanse our hands carefully prior to placing gloves on. We also wear full cap, mask, and surgical gown, which further helps in fighting the infection.

To learn much more about how we do surgery at LBAH follow this link- http://new.lbah.com/word/surgical-services/Image attachment

 

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Dr Meredith Kennedy is the best!!

Cheyenne's busy day
It has been a rough one so far, so after filling out one medical record it's time for a nap.
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Cheyennes busy day
It has been a rough one so far, so after filling out one medical record its time for a nap.

3 days ago

Long Beach Animal Hospital

Extern Daily Diary 12/10/18

Today was endocrine disease day. Animals get many hormone related diseases, some of which are quite similar to people.

One of our patients today, a wonderful pit bull mix named Jesse, might have one of these diseases. Her blood panel will let us know.

One of the diseases she might have is called Cushing's Disease.

Her blood panel will give us a clue if Cushing's is present due to an elevated Alk Phos. It is confirmed with a test called LDDS. We can even see an enlarged adrenal gland on ultrasound.

Here is the link on our web site for more info on Cushing's-
www.lbah.com/word/canine/cushings-hyperadrenocorticism/.
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Extern Daily Diary  12/10/18

Today was endocrine disease day. Animals get many hormone related diseases, some of which are quite similar to people. 

One of our patients today, a wonderful pit bull mix named Jesse, might have one of these diseases. Her blood panel will let us know. 

One of the diseases she might have is called Cushings Disease.

Her blood panel will give us a clue if Cushings is present due to an elevated Alk Phos. It is confirmed with a test called LDDS. We can even see an enlarged adrenal gland on ultrasound. 

Here is the link on our web site for more info on Cushings-
https://www.lbah.com/word/canine/cushings-hyperadrenocorticism/.Image attachmentImage attachment