Titer vs. vaccinations?

17 Mar No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics ,

We would like to share some more information regarding titers and vaccinations. A “vaccination” is the administration of antigenic material to stimulate an immune system to develop adaptive immunity to a pathogen. Vaccines can prevent or ameliorate morbidity from infection. According to the veterinary medical experts contributing to the American

Raw food diets

17 Feb No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics

Raw food diet has been gaining in popularity over the last few years. Raw food can be fed as a prepared frozen meal, or as raw meat with individual addition of grain and supplement mixes. Supporters feel that raw meat is better because our dog’s wild canine ancestors survived on

Lipoma – fatty tumor

17 Feb No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics

Lipomas are a slow-growing collection of fat cells usually found just under the skin. They are usually soft, with limited mobility and located directly under the skin. They can grow larger and sometimes impede the dogs movement depending on the location. Most dogs that develop a lipoma will develop multiple tumors. Since

Urine passing from the kidney to the bladder

16 Feb No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics

Here’s a cool video we recorded the other day! During an Ultrasound on a client’s dog we captured a drop of urine passing from the kidney to the bladder. Long Axis View of Canine Bladder: Urine emerging near sphincter from ureter papilla.

Safe Handling of Chemotherapy at Home

17 Jan No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics ,

Since little is known about the potential harm, if any, to people who care for a pet that is receiving chemotherapy, unnecessary exposure to chemotherapy drugs should be avoided. Chemotherapy drugs are given to destroy cancer cells. While these drugs work on cancer cells, they may also affect normal cells.