Epulides

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Epulides are localized growths on the gingival (gums). Most epulides are benign lesions or -tumors, but malignant tumors can present as an epulis as well. Therefore, they should always be histopathologically examined to determine the real nature of the lesion. The most common benign type of epulides in dogs is

Anaplasmosis

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  Here at Neumeister Animal Hospital we always stress to bring your dog in for a heartworm – and tick panel screening at least once a year. If infected, regular testing can provide early detection, which can improve your dog’s prognosis. This was the case after doing the yearly test

Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy

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A client came to the office with her 10-year old Boston Terrier because she felt that his vision was impaired. Dr. Neumeister measured the fluid pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure) and evaluated the retina and optic nerve function with color based pupil testing. Both tests came back with results

Sarcoptic Mange

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For this case Dr. Neumeister was presented with a one-year old Miniature Poodle who was extremely itchy.   Dr. Neumeister noticed some crusted skin around the ear and took some scrapings to view under the microscope. Several Sarcoptes Scabiei parasites were found. These parasites cause Sarcoptic Mange. Typical symptoms for

High Blood pressure in Cats (Systemic Hypertension)

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One of our clients came in with her cat after she observed him breathing faster than normal. This particular patient is currently being treated for renal failure, but had not shown any increased respiratory rates yet. Cats in renal failure often have high blood pressure, which if left too high

Gallbladder

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The gallbladder is a small organ where bile is stored, before it is released into the small intestine. Dogs (and all other Vertebrates) can live without a gallbladder. The surgical removal of the gallbladder is called a cholecystectomy. Gallbladder Mucocele Gallbladder mucocele is a condition in dogs due to accumulation

Kidney Mass – renal adenocarcinoma

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  A happy 10 year old neutered male Yorkie-Poodle was presented due to the owner seeing bloody urine (hematuria) in the snow. Ultrasound of the abdomen revealed a proliferative mass arising and destroying the left kidney. The right kidney was normal and renal values were normal as well (only 25%

Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

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Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs older than 2 years. Especially Golden Retrievers seem to be more predisposed to it (lymphoma, melanoma, osteosarcoma etc) compared to other breeds. This might have to do with genetics, but the influence of outside factors such as nutrition and environment might

Microchipping your pet

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   Consider the following scenarios:   Your pet digs under a fence, jumps a fence or climbs a fence and escapes… Your pet panics when it hears thunder or fireworks… Your pet wanders away into unfamiliar territory while traveling… Your pet gets lost in the turmoil of an emergency… Your pet

Happy story – Phoebe

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Phoebe (formerly known as Barbie) is a super sweet Beagle girl that has been through some big heartaches over the last few years. An older gentleman adopted her in 2010. Unfortunately, her owner became ill and had to spend more and more time in hospital care. When at home, he

Obesity in dogs

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As few as five pounds above your dog’s ideal weight could put it at risk for serious medical conditions. When a dog is overweight or obese it no longer is a question of “if” your dog will develop a condition but “when”. Some of the common disorders developing with excess

What to expect after your pet’s vaccination

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It’s fairly common for your pet to experience some or all of the following mild side effects – usually starting within hours of vaccination and typically lasting no longer than a few days. If these side effects last for more than a few days call us at 1-563-582-8417. Discomfort and

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