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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.

Long Beach Animal Hospital added 3 new photos.

The Jaw Team

Dr. W has a new family member that has a bum jaw. With Terri's help they were able to fix it.

To learn more about how we work on reptiles, including a very cool surgery of Dr. R removing a bladder stone from a tortoise, please follow this link:
www.lbah.com/word/reptile-diseases/
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Long Beach Animal Hospital added 2 new photos.

Looks like April is a birthday month for Dr. B, Dr. P, and Brenda
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Happy birthday month for all of you! Strawberries seen to be a common theme?

7 days ago
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Happy Birthday Mr. P...🎁🎂🎈🎂🎁😊

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Long Beach Animal Hospital added 2 new photos.

Upcoming Africa trip

Dr. P is planning a 2019 trip to Africa, probably in the spring or summer. The emphasis will be on working with a group that sedates rhino's for various procedures.

In addition, he also intends to spend lots of time following the leopards around. They are beautiful animals, and to watch them in their grace, power, and stealth, is impressive. A few leopard photos are for your viewing pleasure.

If you have any interest in joining him speak up now to hold your place.

To learn much more about his Africa trips here is the link to his 10 prior trips- www.lbah.com/word/wildlife-photography/
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Interesting snake coloration

Can you guess what kind of snake this is?
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Albino

2 weeks ago
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oooo Robert Wilson

2 weeks ago

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Piebald ball python? I have no idea but looks very cool.

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Ball

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Viktoria Be

2 weeks ago
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Sneaky snake?

2 weeks ago   ·  1

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Privileged

2 weeks ago   ·  2
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Gorgeous!

2 weeks ago
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Piebald ball python

2 weeks ago   ·  2
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Long Beach Animal HospitalGood job on the guesses everyone, it is a piebald ball python.

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Rabbit Season

Happy Easter!

With Easter upon us it is rabbit season for us at the Long Beach Animal Hospital. They make wonderful pets that have unique needs to help prevent them from getting ill.

The most important thing to remember is to feed them a diet high in fiber, which means pellets should be kept to a minimum if fed at all. This high fiber diet is what they were evolved to eat, and prevents serious dental and gastrointestinal (GI) disease.

They also need to be neutered and spayed to prevent reproductive cancer. They also need to be kept cool as the warm weather approaches.

If you contemplate getting a rabbit please read our web page on rabbit diseases so you can prevent the serious diseases that affect them:

www.lbah.com/word/rabbit-diseases/

The rabbit being weighed as part of its exam is ill from a disease called GI stasis. In this serious and painful disease the GI tract does not function properly, and it is due to a diet too low in fiber.
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Grace Ramos

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Thank you for the knowledge!

3 weeks ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalCindy, do you have a rabbit?

3 weeks ago
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Falkland Island Elephant Seals

Dr. P had numerous opportunities to film the juvenile elephant seals fighting with each other as they practice for the real thing when they get older. Here is a few seconds of two of them fighting in the water.
When Dr. P finishes the Falkland Islands web page he is working on you will see much more of this, along with the penguins.
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Fantastic! I love the slo mo, and I love the expressions on their faces!!

3 weeks ago
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Guess the Procedure

Do you know what Terri and Daniel are doing?
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Are they sexing a snake?

4 weeks ago
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Poking a snake?

4 weeks ago
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Popping or probing.

4 weeks ago
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Sexing it.

4 weeks ago
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Trying to locate the heart by its heartbeat?

4 weeks ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalBingo Joseph, you are correct. Now, why are we trying to find the heart? Is it to take its heart rate?

4 weeks ago   ·  1

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For everyone who guessed sexing the snake, good guess. If you look closely at the snake, you’ll notice that the cloacal opening is not visible, so this eliminates the possibility of sexing the snake, as it is the “wrong end” for that procedure 🙂

4 weeks ago
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Wow the I can more new idear about this procedure

4 weeks ago

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What happened to the Squirrel?

1 month ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalHe is not ill, just needed some basic nursing care.

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Corneal abrasion?

1 month ago
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Is it an escapee from a lab that genetically modified its eyes to glow? 😳

1 month ago

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I hope it's not a cataract.

1 month ago
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Corneal ulcer.

1 month ago
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I'm not sure what kind of eye injury it is, but this is absolutely fascinating to be able to see (as a bunny mom). I'm curious if this is of a bunny that passed me in the office recently... I think it had an ulcer.

1 month ago
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Scratch on the eye.

1 month ago
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Looks like flurostein eye stain. From what I can see there is possibly an ulceration of the eye 👁

1 month ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalGood job everyone! It is a corneal ulcer. Why is the ulcer, at the center of the eye, and also the area around the eye, such a vivid green?

1 month ago
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Fluorescein Eye Stain

1 month ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalYes Dale, its Fluorescein Eye Stain. The stain is not normally this vivid. What are we doing to enhance the stain so we do not miss the corneal ulcer (abrasion)?

1 month ago
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Black light.

1 month ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalYes, it is a black light, which is technically, a UV lamp.

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Long Beach Animal Hospital added 2 new photos.

Egg heaven

These are the radiographs of a ball python and a common green iguana. You can easily see the large amount of eggs in these animals.

Lets learn some reproductive terminology:

The python and iguana are oviparous, which means they are egg laying. The young hatch from these eggs in the environment.

Humans are viviparous, bearing live young that do not hatch from an egg.

A few animals are ovoviviparous. They produce eggs that their young develop inside of. These eggs are not layed in the environment, but hatch in the body. This includes some species of sharks, fish, and insects.
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That’s too many snakes.

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Pouch babies

Have you ever seen what opossum babies look like in the pouch?

This female opossum was brought to our Wildlife Program, and during an exam we had this surprise.

Our Wildlife Program has lots of info on how we provide free medical care for injured wildlife. Here is the link:

www.lbah.com/word/wildlife-care/
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I love Opossums.💖💖💖

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I love opossums too. Thanks for sharing

2 months ago
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Today is Non-Anesthetic Dental Day

On the fourth Monday and Wednesday of each month we clean the teeth of dogs and cats without anesthesia. As you can see from the picture, we take dogs of all sizes!

Non-Anessthetic Dentistry is done on pets early in their life, and before their gingivits progresses. Unfortunately, far too many people wait too long to clean their pets teeth, and they get advanced periodontal disease. This requires anesthesia and removal of rotten and painful teeth.

Our Dental Page has much more detail- www.lbah.com/word/canine/dental-disease/
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Time for our annual Japanese visitors

Every year a veterinary technician school from Japan pays us a visit to learn about what we do at the hospital. Everyone gets to use our surgical laser (under our close supervision) and carve their names in a tongue depressor as a souvenir.
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Very nice,*

2 months ago
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Love at first sight!

Jenn is getting her daily "pig cuddle" on!
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What's not to like about penguins!

Dr. P just returned from a trip to the Falkland Islands. It was a fantastic trip, and he plans to go back in Oct of 2019.

Once he goes through the photos and videos, he will make a web page and post some photos and videos on FB. Here is a preview of coming attractions.

It is a King penguin that decided he wanted to check us out.
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It's a King Penguin!!!

2 months ago   ·  1
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It looks different from the Antarctica penguins. Dr K answered my question.

2 months ago
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This is awesome! When is the next trip?

2 weeks ago
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Cute four-legged visitors

Can you guess what they are?
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Pigmy goats.

2 months ago
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Nubian Goats

2 months ago
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Sweet little eating machines that cleared my 2 acres and fertilized at the same time. Super personalities.

2 months ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalYup, they are pygmy goats!

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Foot Boo Boo

This little guy came in with an infected foot. You can see the bandage on his foot after we did surgery to correct the problem .

Can you guess the species?
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Hedge hog

3 months ago
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This is a hedgehog!

3 months ago   ·  1
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It's a sweet hedgehog baby

3 months ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalYes, it is a hedgie!

3 months ago   ·  1
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Is that someone's pet?

3 months ago
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pigmy hedgehog

3 months ago
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Hedgy!!!

3 months ago
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Aren’t these illegal here? But they’re so damn cute!!!

3 months ago   ·  1
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Hedgie!

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Hedgehog

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Fluid Therapy in Animals

One of the most important medical treatments for sick animals is the administration of supplemental fluids.

Sometimes they are given as a life-saving measure on a pet that is hit by a car, sometimes they are given on a long term basis for a chronic disease, and almost always they are given in surgery to minimize anesthetic risk.

Alex is holding a dog getting subcutaneous (just under the skin) fluids at our hospital. This is a common procedure for pet owners to perform at home for pets with chronic kidney disease.

We have a very nice web page that gives you details on fluid therapy, and shows steps on how you can administer them at home.
Here is the link- www.lbah.com/word/fluid-therapy/
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Long Beach Animal Hospital added 2 new photos.

Pancreatitis in Cats

This problem occurs in other animals besides cats, but in cats it is more problematic. This is because they are good at hiding the symptoms of this problem. This is not good because it is painful.

Typical symptoms are lethargy, not eating well, with vomiting and/or diarrhea. Some cats have few symptoms, and just sit in pain.

Ultrasound has revolutioned our ability to diagnose pancreatits in cats. We are now treating this problem much earlier, and cats that just seemed a little off are now recognized as having pancreatitis, and feeling much better with our treatment.

An ultraound picture and report are on this post so you can see what we are looking for and the details of an ultrasound report at our hospital.

Pancreatits is part of a disease in cats called Triad Disease. This means it involves the liver and small intestines, in addition to the pancreas. You can learn much more about all of this at on our web page on IBD-

www.lbah.com/word/canine/inflammatory-bowel-disease-ibd/
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I have taken in a lost cat about 1year ago. I finally got him to the Vet and he's been neutered but has FIV. My Vet thinks he's about 9-10 yes old. What should I expect and what is a cats life span w/this disease?

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Extern Daily Diary

Hi! My name is Dr. Ray and I am visiting Long Beach Animal Hospital until the end of this week. I am currently an intern at VCA Valley Animal Hospital and Emergency Center in Tucson, Arizona.

I have a passion for veterinary medicine with dogs, cats, and exotic pets (including birds, small mammals, and reptiles). Last week I got to see and learn from many cases here at Long Beach Animal Hospital, but the highlight case was a rabbit with a distended abdomen.

Radiographs (x-rays) showed a large tubular structure within the abdomen, which is not normal. The two most likely differential diagnoses for what this tubular structure could be included pyometra (infection of the uterus) or uterine adenocarcinoma (a common type of cancer in female rabbits); cancer was less likely as this case involved a young rabbit.

The next day the rabbit came in to the clinic for a spay surgery. The rabbit recovered from anesthesia with no problems and is currently at home recovering from her surgery. It turned out the rabbit did not have cancer, but a fluid filled uterus, and will make a complete recovery and eat many carrots in her lifetime!

The LBAH has a detailed section on rabbit diseases, including pictures of how we spay them (called an OVH), at this link-
www.lbah.com/word/rabbit-diseases/
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Cheyenne better watch out!

There are a couple of newcomers in town, and if Cheyenne does not behave, we might snatch these two cuties from Dr. K and make them our new mascots.
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Love them!

3 months ago   ·  1
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Very cute. Flame point is gorgeous, so is the Teddy look alike 😻

3 months ago   ·  1
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Birthday Girls!

Happy Birthday to Talia and Jessica, two ladies who have killer smiles, and are always willing to go out of their way to help everyone!
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Happy Birthday Ladies!!!

4 months ago
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Happy birthday to the princess Thalia

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Long Beach Animal HospitalSo Talia is a princess now!

4 months ago   ·  1
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May she live long

4 months ago
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We ❤️ Talia so much! She is the best! 😘

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Dental Page update

We have updated the Dental Page on our web site with the latest information on this serious and overlooked problem. There is a big emphasis on prevention, and how you can go about it.

In this picture we are looking at the dental X-rays of a pet with periodontal disease. Our anesthetist is closely monitoring anesthesia.

We don't want the teeth to get to the point where we need to anesthetize your pet and need to take X-rays to identify and remove rotten and painful teeth.

www.lbah.com/word/canine/dental-disease/
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Beautiful Peregrine Falcon

This one came in to our Wildlife Program with a bad leg. Radiographs revealed the problem, and after stabilizing the bird medically Dr. Wood went right to work fixing it. Our team did a great job and had the pleasure of taking a group photo before releasing the falcon to South Bay Wildlife Rescue for long term rehabilitation. Good job team!

To learn much more about our Wildlife Program, and see actual surgeries, follow this link: www.lbah.com/word/wildlife-care/
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What a magnificent bird, thank you for your program and what it does.

4 months ago
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Could he have survived in the wild with this type of injury?

4 months ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalHe never would have survived with such a serious fracture.

4 months ago

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Thank you for all you do!

4 months ago   ·  1
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Bravo, Dr. Lizzie!!!

4 months ago

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Namibia Trip

Dr. P's Namibia trip, seeing the dunes, the black rhino, and the cheetah, is up and running. Follow this link and scroll down to the trip:

www.lbah.com/word/wildlife-photography/
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What a fabulous trip!! It’s on my bucket list.

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Long Beach Animal HospitalWe are going back to Africa in 2019 Vicki, so if you want to join us let me know.

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Buddy the Wonder Dog

Buddy came in recently for his 3 month recheck on his Addison's Disease and his bladder stones. He was all decked out in his Santa outfit. Yea buddy!

You can learn more about what Buddy has from our web site:

Addison's- www.lbah.com/word/canine/addisons-disease-hypoadrenocorticism/

Bladder Stones- www.lbah.com/word/canine/bladder-stones/
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He’s a handsome gent! ❤️

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Botswana baby!

Dr. P's recent Botswana trip is on the LBAH Wildlife Photography page. Here is the link- www.lbah.com/word/wildlife-photography/
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Fantastic! The leopard series is my favorite...No, wait--the Lions on the Airstrip is the best...No, wait--the Ground Hornbills...the Wild Dogs...No, the Black Mamba! That

5 months ago   ·  1
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That's really my favorite!

5 months ago   ·  1
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Wonderful work, amazing photography, explain more about going on a safari?

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Watch Those Glue Traps

A good samaritan found a kestrel stuck in a glue trap and brought it into our Wildlife Program.

First order of business was to stabilize him with warmth and shock therapy. Soon after we gently removed the glue from the leg and foot, and then wrapped him in a snug towel to warm up and recover.

We have other injured wildlife cases in our Wildlife Program link- www.lbah.com/word/wildlife-care/
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The owl wearing sunglasses is actually wearing special laser goggles to prevent damage to its senstitive eyes while we treat the chronic wound on its foot. You can see Alex in this picture performing the procedure.

We typically see over 1,000 injured wild animals in our Wildlife Program each year, and this owl is one of them. To learn more follow this link- www.lbah.com/word/wildlife-care/
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Poor boo boo.

5 months ago
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In love that Long Beach Animal Hospitals treats wild animal!

5 months ago
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That foot is AMAZING!

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laser treatment?

5 months ago
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Laser Therapy??

5 months ago
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Because he’s too cool for school.

5 months ago   ·  1
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When you’re cool the sun shines on you all the time.

5 months ago
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Dilation? Or laser?

5 months ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalVery good, we are doing laser treatment for a chronic wound on its foot.

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Ah! everyone beat me to the two best answers.

5 months ago
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Cheyenne's Christmas Gift List

Now that Black Friday is here, I thought I would make things easier for my fans by posting my Christmas present list.

There are only ten different things I want this year:
Catnip
Catnip
Catnip
Catnip
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Catnip
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I have to bring Cheyenne a Christmas present. ^..^

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Long Beach Animal Hospital added 3 new photos.

Mystery X-Ray Answer

Here are radiographs of the original bone plate that was put in. Now you can visualize the screw holes. In the last radiograph you can see a side view of the radius and screw holes in the bone taken through the splint that was applied to this leg.
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I'm so glad LBAH was available during MC's time of need. I was quietly frantic and she was so non-plus about what was going on. The staff especially DR. P was very nice--MC made a special friend. DR. P was honest,kind generous and caring about the both of us--needless to say MC and I think DR.P and the entire Sunday staff

4 months ago   ·  1
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are the cats meow. She is doing just fine (doing all that she is suppose to do). I can't thank LBAH enough--- Thank you DR. K and DR. Y and staff for being so caring.

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Mystery X-Ray Time

Can you guess what is going on in this radiograph of the front leg of a dog?
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Checking the previous fracture after pins were removed.

5 months ago   ·  1
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Broken ulna

5 months ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalPretty good answers so far, I am looking for something more specific.

5 months ago   ·  2
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Bee- bee gun shots?

5 months ago
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Holes for bone graft?

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Pin firing

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Post-op removal of an internal plate and screws. Complete healing of a radius/ulna fracture with slight malunion of distal ulna. Adequate healing of distal radial fracture. Job well done! Locking compression plate (LCP)?

5 months ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalHi Jeremy, great to hear from you. Are you ready to do this surgery?

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Long Beach Animal HospitalThe plate was taken out because a drainage tract appeared on the skin well over a year after surgery. We will be splinting it for the next month at least due to the lack of integrity of a bone with all of these holes.

5 months ago
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Well I was pretty close. And I’m not a student or a vet tech.

5 months ago
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For my suspected is bone sclerosis lesion. How is it doctor?

5 months ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalThere is no bone sclerosis, these are holes from removal of screws where there was a bone plate.

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Hi folks! We miss you here in NC....but I found a great vet for Hatteras and Bitzer...Dr. Donna Tyson with Tyson Animal Hospital

5 months ago   ·  1
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Long Beach Animal HospitalHi Peggy, glad to hear you are settled. Happy holidays!

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Come join us today at our booth in Long Beach at the Holiday Bone-Anza!

You can meet our staff, enter our raffle, and meet lets of other pet owners. Dr. Wood is there to answer your pet medical questions.
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Love the kitty ears!

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Long Beach Animal Hospital added 3 new photos.

Those cute feet from yesterday belong to an Eurasian Eagle Owl.

He came in for an exam because he was not eating for 2 days, and the owner was worried that he ate a toy.

He was given a thorough exam, and radiographs were taken. There was evidence of an upset GI tract, but no toy was visualized, so Ollie was treated symptomatically with fluids and medication.
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Is it legal to own an Owl?

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Long Beach Animal HospitalNot sure about this one?

5 months ago

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Can you guess who these belong to?

Try to guess the exact species.
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Owl??

5 months ago
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An owl, but I don’t know what kind...

5 months ago   ·  1
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Long Beach Animal HospitalIt is an owl, but not the kind we usually see in our area

5 months ago   ·  1
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Who who

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Long Beach Animal HospitalAny other guesses?

5 months ago

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Great horned owl

5 months ago
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I don't think I'm allowed to guess =P but we really love how his feet look so furry also! Jealous that you guys get to see so many amazing species.

5 months ago
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Barn owl

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Carl?

5 months ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalMary, what exactly do you mean by "Carl"!!!

5 months ago   ·  2
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Long Beach Animal HospitalIt's an Eurasian eagle owl. I will post photos of it tomorrow,

5 months ago   ·  1
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OMG, Heather knew it! Also, I think Mary was trying to tag her friend, Carl, who may have known the answer. Lol!

5 months ago
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Probably and owl and I will say Great Horned.

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Long Beach Animal HospitalIts an Eurasian Eagle Owl

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Colt is feeling much better (and lighter) after removing a 14 pound mass from his abdomen.

This is Colt with his happy mom, 2 weeks after surgery when Colt came in to have his skin staples removed. You can learn all about how we diagnosed and treated Colt, including pictures from surgery, at this link:
www.lbah.com/word/canine/spleen-hematoma/

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As Colts dad, I have to thank you guys for saving my dude. He's been with me through 3 states, and many years and now dudes got his pep back, and im so thankfully to have more years with him.

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Long Beach Animal HospitalAll of us at LBAH are glad he is doing well!

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That's One Big Shell

We had a sulcata (African spurred tortoise) come in for some shell work. He weighs over 80 pounds, so its definitely a two person job for Emily and Alex!

To learn more about how we care for tortoises, and to see a cool surgery on how we remove large bladder stones from tortoises, follow this link and scroll down to the end of the list- www.lbah.com/word/reptile-diseases/
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Long Beach Animal Hospital updated their status.

Tribute To A Great Doctor

The staff at the Veterinary Cancer Group gave a nice tribute to their founder and leader, Dr. Mona Rosenberg, for 25 years of working towards making the Veterinary Cancer Group the best place in California to send your pets to if they are stricken with cancer.

Several people talked about how Mona influenced their careers in such a positive manner, and how proud they feel to work with her.

Great job Mona (and Ethel for setting this up)!
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Congrats!

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Thanks for attending the event, Carl Palazzolo!

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Long Beach Animal Hospital added 2 new photos.

Chai the entertainer, doing what he does best

Dr. Kennedy's cute kitten knows how to have a good time. Soon he will be training to be an Uber driver.
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LouAnn Porter Roughley Miss Wesa ❤️

6 months ago   ·  1

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He really wants to be an Uber driver, but doesn't have opposable thumbs, unfortunately. He makes up for it in cute nuttiness.

6 months ago   ·  1

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Botswana / Namibia Presentation by Dr. P

Wednesday November 8th at 6:30 PM

Brix Wine Tasting and Restaurant
16635 PCH, Sunset Beach, CA 90742
562-592-3167
www.brixsunsetbeach.com

Happy hours prices apply during the slide show. Please email Sara at Brix to confirm a spot:

saranicole1012@gmail.com
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That should be a great slide show !!!!

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Cheyenne's recommened reading list

Cheyenne wants all pet owners, and especially cat owners, to be aware of the importance of an early diagnosis of kidney disease.

Kidney disease is prevalent, chronic, and serious, and all dogs and cats 8 years of age and older should be screened and/or treated.

Our web page has all the details. Cheyenne (our webmaster) updated the page this morning with information that Dr. P learned at a seminar this weekend devoted soley to kidney problems in dogs and cats. Here is the link:

www.lbah.com/word/canine/kidney-disease-chronic-renal-failure/

Happy Halloween from all of us at LBAH!
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Cute Tree Frog

This little guy came in for a blood panel. He is so cute we just had to share his picture.
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You guys are amazing.

6 months ago
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Amazing!

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Yes he sure is cute ...

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blood panel plz a little explanation or link

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C-Section time again

Sunday night at 1 AM Dr. Wood and Dr. P did a C-Section on an exhausted female dog that had been in labor for several days. This is not good news for the puppies, and the chances of them surviving are not good.
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Thank you for this excellent and educational slide show, and for all your efforts to save the mom and pups. <3

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I hope the puppy makes it and Mom recovers fully 🙏🏽

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Congrats to Dr. Wood and the team, for saving mama dog! Here’s hoping the little pup makes it! 🤞

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Thank you for being there for this poor mama! Hopefully people viewing this learn to not let their dog suffer for so long, or just spay and neuter from the start!

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Go Dr. Wood! What amazing work

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So sad for the pups, but happy you were there to save the mother.

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Dr. Wood is the best! Nice work all.

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What a cute little muffin. Thank you, Dr. Wood and Dr. P, for saving her!

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thank you so much for life saving job and informative link may you all live long'

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Dr. Wood is the best and she did such an amazing job taking care of my baby Molly. Unfortunately she was too small to have the puppies and they were bigger than what he tummy could handle. Thank you Long Beach animal hospital! ❤️ Molly & myself were so grateful we stopped by with some flowers for Dr. Wood 💕

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What's Not To Like About Giraffes!

These are Angolan giraffes, at a waterhole in Namibia.
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gorgeous!

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Airborne Cheetah

Once a cheetah gets into its full stride all 4 legs are off the ground.
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I LOVE this photo <3

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Cheetah adaptation

When chasing prey cheetah need to "turn on a dime" at high speed. They are going so fast that they can overshoot their prey if they did not have this ability to turn. Their tail is a great aid in allowing them to stay on target as their prey zigs and zags.

You can see the cheetah in this picture using its tail as a rudder as it turns it head to the left in anticipation of going that direction. The dust it is kicking up gives you an idea of its speed.
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Cheetah Anatomy

Cheetah have several anatomical adaptations that allow them to run at over 60 mph for several hundred yards. They have large breathing passages, large lungs, lighter bones, and a large heart compared to other similar sized mammals.

They also have a flexible spine that allows their front legs to come forward to a greater degree, allowing for greater thrust from the rear legs. You can see that in this picture.
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it looks like it is going to fall the next moment

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They also have non-retractable claws, like a dog. I believe this is to provide good traction for running, but doesn't let them climb trees as well as other cats. Cool photo!!!!

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Great picture.

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Cheetahs are worth fighting for to stop their steady decline.....

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Cheetah on the move

Had an opportunity to photograph the cheetah at the Cheetah Conservation Fund during their morning exercise. This one was just starting her stride.
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Nice! Wish I'd seen this last nigjt. Remind me to shnight. A video we took at the wild animal park this summe.

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Thank you for these special cheetah pics! Just in time for my daughter's 6th birthday tomorrow. Her birthday wish is for a cheetah (or a unicorn or dinosaur), and we've been stalking this page waiting for this for the past 3 wks =)

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Long Beach Animal HospitalTell her Happy Birthday from us!

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Vestibular Disease
Our own Dr. Wood helped a geriatric dog recover from this disease. A large part of the treatment for this is educating owners on just what this means and what to expect for recovery.

Yea Dr. Wood!

This short video gives more details.

youtu.be/MBdA4zPH_QU
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Dr.Elizabeth Wood diagnosed our 17 yr old dog with Old Vestibular disease. This video documents the dog's 5 month recovery.

Very nice!

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Owl with foot injury

This owl from our Wildlife Program is being treated with our special therapy laser to aid in healing the problem on the bottom of its foot.

You can learn more about this laser therapy at this link- www.lbah.com/word/services/companion-laser/

You can learn more about how we treat injured wildlife for free at this link- www.lbah.com/word/wildlife-care/
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One last rhino from Etosha before we go off to the Cheetah Conservation Fund

This male black rhino was approaching a water hole when we got this shot.
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Beauty

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Great pic!!

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What a presence

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Awesome

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Love at First Swipe

Lots of action at the waterhole in Etosha last night. A male lion was resting as a very wary giraffe came to take a drink, while the ostrich and springbok waited their turn in the distance.

Out of nowhere a lioness appeared and took a swipe at the male before taking a long drink.

The other giraffes in the area found this lion behavior quite amusing.
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Me too

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Great photos...

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Update from Etosha National Park

We saw a black rhino today, and also a lioness eating breakfast that was none too happy (you cannot see her tail twitching in the photo) when some tourists in a large vehicle disturbed her with their excessive movements in the vehicle.
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is that oryx is hunted by the loiness

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The Skeleton Coast

Visited a few shipwrecks on our drive up the coast. The birds have made good use of them.
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Oryx

First time seeing an Oryx, a type of antelope that is adapted to this arid environment. It has a special digestive system that can eat toxic plants.
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Majestic

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what is special in its digestive system that makes it enable to eat toxic plants too

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Dr. P is in Namibia, now with access to Wifi for a day.

Saw my first desert adapted elephants. Notice anything different about their feet?
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Long Beach Animal HospitalNot only are their feet more splayed to help them when walking on sand, their legs are slightly longer than elephants that don't inhabit the desert.

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One last leopard photo before Dr. P leaves Botswana. Many more to come in the future.

This female is hunting, and we caught here just as she was jumping across a log.
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Great image C.

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Beautiful. (But my 5yr old daughter says cheetahs are better)

7 months ago
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Long Beach Animal HospitalCheetah pictures will be sent from Namibia soon for your daughter.

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Reminds me of my cats, only larger.

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Perfect!

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Long Beach Animal HospitalLeslie, are you all settled in after a great trip?

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Cape Town Update

Dr. P is in Cape Town after spending a week in Botswana. Here is a preview of many of the photos taken in Botswana.

It is a female leopard that is waiting for the temperature to cool down before she goes out for a hunt.

We saw many leopards on this trip, sometimes in the act of hunting.
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Amazing!!!

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What a beauty!

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All about the eyes!

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Long Beach Animal HospitalAmy, you remembered!

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Victoria Falls Day

Dr. P is in Zimbabwe, at the 3rd largest waterfall in the world based on volume. There is a section called Devil's Pool where you can swim to the edge with a guide.

Here is Dr. P with Dr B, Rudy, and a very friendly Zambian guide.

Off to Botswana tomorrow.
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And a nice double rainbow 🌈🌈

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You will love Chobe National Park.

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Woweeee!!!

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Great picture!!!

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Happy Anniversary and Birthday to Dr. Wood!

Dr. W had a birthday yesterday, but just as importantly, it is her one year anniversary of starting work at the Long Beach Animal Hospital.

Dr. Wood has done an outstanding job in every aspect!

She has taken over the Wildlife Program, and with her efforts, we have released even more injured wild animals successfully.

Dr. Wood is a good diagnostician and surgeon, and always has a positive attitude. Her enthusiasm is contagious.

It's been a great year working with you Dr. Wood, and we hope to have many, many more in the future!
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HBD

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Happy Birthday, Dr Wood = )

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Wowwww

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Happy Birthday Dr. Wood. 🖤Stimpy and I

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This looks like a coconut cake🐾

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Gretel the Therapy Dog

Dr. P had a chance to meet Gretel (and her canine friends) while visiting someone at the hospital.

Gretel's favorite area of the hospital is the pediatric ward, but she is welcome wherever she goes.
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What a beautiful name for a beautiful dog 💗

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Long Beach Animal HospitalShe had a great personality, and found her calling!

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Remember These Guys?

One month ago these fledgling eagles were testing their strength and flying ability around their nest. See my prior posts to learn more about them.

One month later I went back to see if they were still around.
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Answer to the mystery X-ray

There is hip dysplasia on the right hip (see circle). The left leg has a decrease bone density in the proximal femur (see circle) with a proliferation of bone in the mid shaft of the left femur (see arrow) . These changes are probably osteosarcoma (cancer), although they might be an osteomyelitis or even a fungal infection
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What tests to diagnose further ? Fungal infection is far better than evil C.

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Long Beach Animal HospitalA bone biopsy and fungal titer would be the next tests.

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Mystery X-Ray

Notice anything wrong on this pelvis radiograph of a middle aged large breed dog that is painful in the back end and limping on the left rear leg?
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You got me

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The ball joint on the left hip doesn't look nice and smooth like the right side. Possibly Hip Dysplasia? Just a guess. I fix airplanes not animals.

8 months ago
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Ok. Used to be a Technician so I have to take a stab at this. Looks like the ball isn't sitting in the socket all the way.

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Fractured pelvis

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Something funky with the left hip joint. It looks smaller and maybe looser.

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Long Beach Animal HospitalThere is hip dysplasia on the right hip. The left leg has a decrease bone density in the proximal femur with a proliferation of bone in the mid shaft of the left femur. These changes are probably osteosarcoma (cancer), although they might be an osteomyelitis or even a fungal infection. See circled areas on the X-ray above.

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Tater Did It Again

Tater ate a plant pit that got stuck in her stomach. As a matter of fact, this is the 3rd time we have had to surgically remove something stuck in her stomach over the years.

To learn much more on how we do surgery at the Long Beach Animal Hospital please visit this link- new.lbah.com/word/surgical-services/
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What kind of plant pit? My dogs chew on palm fruit which look like pits. We read theyre not dangerous if ingested. We take them away if we see them chewing on them. I don't want this to happen!

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It appears to be a palm oil kernel, with the outer fruit digested away, leaving a 'hairy' looking kernel. It's not toxic, but the size can be a problem if it creates an obstruction. In Tater's case she was lucky we got it out before it tried going into the small intestine, where it would very likely have gotten stuck.

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Junior Veterinarian Presentation

Dr. P gave a presentation to a group of 6-9 year olds in northern Michigan in a town called Harbor Springs. It was a blast, and they sat still for at least 30 minutes, and asked a lot of great questions (and told me all about their pets they had at home).
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I know a lot of little ones (and big ones too) who would appreciate this presentation! Any chance of coming to Hawaii anytime?

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Junior Extern Daily Diary

At the end of yesterday it was whirlwind of activity, with surgeries, 6 abdominal ultrasounds, 2 echocardiograms, and lots of exams. I slept well!

Today for the first time I examined wildlife! I learned how to hold and perform an exam on a dove. I found the heartbeat and checked for any abnormalities, especially for wing fractures.

We took a radiograph and did not find any abnormalities. We will provide nourishment and rest and send this dove to one of our rehabilitators.

Tomorrow is my last day at the hospital, time is going way too fast!
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Cooper's Hawk Re-Nesting

A young Cooper's Hawk was brought into our wildlife program. It had no injuries, so our dedicated team consisting of Dr. Kennedy (our photographer), Dr. Wood (our hawk doctor), and Alex (our tree climber), put it back in the area it came from.

Our team had to drive to this spot, scout for an appropriate area, climb a ladder (yea Alex), and put the hawk into a tree. Quite the job ladies and gentleman!
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