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Fri, 09 Feb 2007 08:53:00 +0000Seizures are something that we see commonly as veterinarians (more commonly in pure bred dogs verses mixes). It is usually something that is quite disturbing for the owners. A seizure may consist of loss or derangement of consciousness; muscle contractions; change in awareness; involuntary urination, defecation, or salivation; and behavioral changes such as pacing or running in circles. A seizure usually has 3 phases. The first phase is the pre-ictal phase which may last from seconds to hours. The dog may be more "clingy" or appear nervous. The second phase is the ictal phase. The dog is usually on its side possibly with its head drawn back and shaking. Often they will appear very afraid or confused. This is when salivation, defecation, and urination may occur. This phase should be over quickly (in less than 5 minutes), and if not is said to be in status epilepticus or prolonged seizure. In the third phase or the post-ictal phase dogs may be confused, restless or appear weak or tired.
Fri, 26 Jan 2007 07:57:00 +0000Sherry walked into the veterinary clinic with a bundle of fur in her arms and tears in her eyes.
Fri, 12 Jan 2007 11:18:00 +0000Has your dog been coughing more than usual? If you recently boarded your dog over the holidays, you may notice that he has developed a dry, hacking cough. Infectious tracheobronchitis (or, the aptly named, kennel cough) is a highly contagious upper respiratory infection that occurs most commonly when multiple dogs are housed together. Fortunately, kennel cough is not usually a serious disease, and your dog's immune system can often clear the infection on its own.
Mon, 08 Jan 2007 16:05:00 +0000What can you do for your pet if they have an ear infection? How can you prevent it? And how do you know if your dog has one?
Tue, 26 Dec 2006 12:04:00 +0000I love dogs as you know. So much my dog is part of my real estate business. I do this for two reasons: 1. Because he's a great marketing tool, and 2 because then I can have him more in my daily life.
Fri, 22 Dec 2006 12:00:00 +0000Relatives are coming, the house is a mess, dinner's not ready, and Fido is stressed. Many people choose to board their dogs during the holidays, as much to prevent additional stress to the dog as well as the owner. A house full of company, decorations and loud noises can often create anxiety in an otherwise happy dog. Also, people frequently just don't have time to properly care for their furry friends with all the demands of the holidays. So, it's off to the boarding facility. But before you leave Fido at daycare, there are some things you should know.
Sat, 16 Dec 2006 10:51:00 +0000Here are a couple of considerations to keep your pets healthy and happy while traveling or dealing with company.
Tue, 28 Nov 2006 11:44:00 +0000November has been a month of natural disasters for the state of Washington. None as severe as Katrina or other harder hit areas in the past but still life impacting nonetheless to our residence. From flooding, power outages, falling tree limbs, snow, and slippery ice, we've seen a spectrum.
Wed, 22 Nov 2006 10:59:00 +0000What to do when your furry friend has the runs.
Fri, 17 Nov 2006 11:28:00 +0000Fleas are one of the most common and easily preventable causes of itchy skin in dogs.
Fri, 17 Nov 2006 10:23:00 +0000COLA (Citizens for Off-Leash Areas) has just sent out an e-mail burst detailing the new pilot program for an Off-Leash area in Magnolia and Queen Anne. There is also discussions in the works for Discovery Park. Read on for details.
Mon, 13 Nov 2006 12:41:00 +0000We are all tired of the rain. Find some sunshine compliments of a therapy dog visit where you think it might be gloomy but the warmth and joy is bountiful.
Sun, 12 Nov 2006 09:49:00 +0000In the morning, I click on the news so I can listen to the weather, the traffic and any tidbits of news that dot my morning. I'm usually busy getting the dogs fed and ready to go into work. They get to go with me, which is a great perk. Thursday morning I heard an "investigative report" advertisement regarding our city's expectations on recycling. It mentioned although we as residents and businesses are required to recycle-or get fined- but our public trashcans and park litter baskets are full of recyclables destined for landfills....That got me thinking...why ISN'T the city and county holding themselves to the same standards?
Fri, 10 Nov 2006 10:27:00 +0000When I work with dog owners to find a house they have a lot on their mind and that's understandable. They think about what they want in a home and what meets their needs. However, sometimes the needs of their dog(s) can be overlooked.
Fri, 10 Nov 2006 09:11:00 +0000Who has not owned a dog that suffers from some form of misbehavior? There are many types of behaviors that can be upsetting for the owners and most situations can be handled with training (either with or without professional help). Behavioral problems may include aggression, urinating or defecating in the house, as well as barking and destroying furniture and clothing in the home.