Diabetes in cats and dogs

22 Oct No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics ,

Type I diabetes – most common in dogs –  occurs when the pancreas is incapable of producing or secreting adequate levels of insulin. This is also called insulin-dependent diabetes. Obese dogs and female dogs may run a greater risk of developing diabetes later in life (6-9 years of age). Some breeds may

Xylitol poisonings in dogs from peanut butter

12 Sep No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics ,

  We had posted information about Xylitol and its danger for pets in the past, but need to revisit the subject because the number of reports to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center has increased notably. According to the center medical director Dr. Tina Wismer the center received 3,727 Xylitol-related calls in

Poultry mites on cats

13 Aug No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Case of the week

A client came in because she noticed that her cats were itching and scratching. After taking a close look at the cats’ skin a few tiny black spots were found and Dr. Neumeister took a look under the microscope to find that it was a poultry mite.  The client confirmed owning chickens, and the cats

Feline ceruminous cystomatosis

3 Jul No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics

 Feline ceruminous cystomatosis Ceruminous cystomatosis is a skin disease of the ear in cats. It is thought to be a congenital (present from birth) or degenerative (progressive, often irreversible deterioration) and senile (weaknesses or diseases of old age) change. The condition affects cats of all ages, but cysts are more commonly encountered

Epulides

17 May No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Case of the week ,

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

16 May No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Case of the week ,

  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

16 May No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Case of the week ,

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

High Blood pressure in Cats (Systemic Hypertension)

16 May No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Case of the week

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

Microchipping your pet

16 May No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics ,

   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

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

What do those lab tests mean?

16 Mar No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Education ,

ALB (Albumin) – Low levels of this protein can be an indication of chronic liver or kidney disease or of an parasitic infection. ALP (Alkaline Phosphatase) – These are found in liver, bone, kidney and intestines. High levels of this enzyme may indicate organ disease. ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase) – Increased

Xylitol: hidden source of pet toxin

16 Feb No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Education ,

  Hidden sources of pet toxin could mean trouble for patients Xylitol, a sweetener that causes hypoglycemia and hepatic necrosis (liver failure) in dogs, appears in products you’d never suspect. Many products such as nasal sprays, sleep aids, multivitamins, prescription sedatives, antacids, stool softeners, smoking-cessation gums and other products may

Entropion eyelid repair and third eyelid flap

16 Feb No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Case of the week ,

This kitten has been named “Jack Sparrow”. He was presented on October 25th, 2014 by a Dubuque police officer after being found abandoned with his left eye protruding beyond its bony socket. He weighed only 2.1 lbs and was emaciated. Jack Sparrow was immediatley fed and medicated to help him

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.

What to expect after your pet’s vaccination

17 May No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Education ,

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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