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

Gallbladder

16 May No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Case of the week

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

16 May No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Case of the week

  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

16 May No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics

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

Canine atopic dermatitis (canine atopy)

17 Apr No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics

Canine atopic dermatitis (also referred to as allergic dermatitis and canine atopy) is an inherited predisposition to develop allergic symptoms following repeated exposure to some otherwise harmless substance which is inhaled such as dust mites or pollen. Most dogs begin to show their allergic signs between 1 and 3 years

Panosteitis

17 Apr No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Case of the week

  A 6-month old German Shepherd was presented because of limping. During the exam Dr. Neumeister found that the dog was very uncomfortable with extension of the left front leg and was able to extend it only 30%. No fever was present. Radiographs of the front legs was scheduled to

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

Fractures

16 Mar No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Case of the week

Before: A blue Heeler fractured his leg after being hit by car. Radiographs reveal both radius and ulna (the 2 long bones) of the left front leg with comminution (crushing/grinding) of the distal (outer) 1/3 diaphysis (main or midsection of a long bone).   After: The small bone pieces were

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

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.