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Claim of the Week
Shelby is a 1-year-old Labrador Retriever who recently made an emergency vet visit because she accidentally swallowed a large rock at doggy daycare! X-rays confirmed the rock ingestion and Shelby was admitted for surgery to remove the foreign body. When … Continue reading
Bailey the 12 pound mixed-breed dog spent 9 days at the vet hospital after swallowing 27 cents. It may not seem like a lot, but a little bit of change can give a small dog a lot of zinc! When … Continue reading
Musetta is a 4-month-old Burmese kitten who loves to play with her Burmese sister Violetta in the curtains. The kitties’ owner Sandra noticed something wrong when Musetta became lethargic and refused to eat. At first, she was treated for a … Continue reading
Wylie is a 2-year-old mixed-breed cat who recently tested the 9 lives theory. The poor kitty fell 5 stories out of a New York apartment!
Tazzi the 10-month-old Blue Heeler-mix (a medium-sized dog) recently got into some ibuprofen and potentially consumed up to 1000 mg/kg of her body weight. She was presented to the vet hospital with mild azotemia. Azotemia is characterized by high levels … Continue reading
Cody the 4-year-old mixed-breed dog recently went to his veterinary clinic because he ate some snail bait. Snail bait often comes in the form of small pellets which may appear as treats or kibble to your pet. It contains metaldehyde … Continue reading
Mosby the 2-year-old Maltese recently followed his nose into some chocolate. Because he only weighs 5 pounds, a little bit of chocolate can present a big danger! His owner made sure to seek immediate veterinary care for the little chocolate … Continue reading
Poor Tiga the 4-year-old cat recently had a run-in with a raccoon, leaving him with many wounds and a trip to the vet. The poor kitty was hospitalized for 5 days before he could go home and rest. His care … Continue reading
Pet owners often find tumors on their pets. Tumors are any sort of lump, bump, or growth and can be categorized as benign or malignant. Benign tumors are non life-threatening and can be surgically removed. Malignant tumors can be life-threatening … Continue reading
Button the 1-year-old cat is the spotlight of this week’s claim of the week. This silly kitty’s recent veterinary visit was because she swallowed a door stop! With new kittens and puppies, it is important to keep a close watch … Continue reading