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

Dental Surgery

13 Oct No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Case of the week

Dental surgery for cats and dogs is a routine procedure at Neumeister Animal Hospital. It ranges from preventive care to tooth extractions. You can read up on our routine dental procedures by clicking on the following link: http://neumeisteranimalhospital.com/dental-disease/ In this particular case a dog was scheduled for a routine cleaning. After

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

Lucybella

8 Aug No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Education

Lucybella’s owner shared this nice story with us: “Hi, my name is Lucybella. I am a 15 1/2-year-old wired hair fox terrier. I love the outdoors and one of my favorite activities is going to the river and riding with my owner on our wave runner. You may have seen

Embedded tooth segment

6 Aug No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Case of the week

A 5-year-old Golden Retriever was referred to us because of chronic inflammation in the lower mouth arcade. This had started when the dog was only 5 months old. Three years ago a tooth as well as gingival mass had been removed, but the swelling did not recede. A histopathology of the gingival mass confirmed the

ChiChi – the important work of therapy dogs

2 Jul No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics

Meet ChiChi, a certified professional therapy dog that works at Loras College and Clinton Community College assisting students in a variety of ways. She and her handlers, Ty and Bianca Perkins, have been specifically trained to work together as a team to help meet the diverse needs of traditional and non-traditional

Canine Benign Idiopathic Vestibular Syndrome

10 Jun No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Case of the week

A dog owner called us in panic because her elderly dog (Shelby) suddenly had difficulty walking and was falling over. She was also tilting her head, the eyes were rotating in a circle and flicking back and forth, and up and down. The owner thought that her dog might be

Blastomycosis

9 Jun No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Case of the week

When coming in with an ill pet it is always important to provide Dr. Neumeister with as much information as possible, even if you think it might not be of importance. In one particular case Dr. Neumeister was able to diagnose Blastomycosis early on after the owners shared that the

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

Sarcoptic Mange

16 May No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Case of the week

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

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