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Bandit the 10-month-old domestic short hair is apparently still enjoying his curious kitten phase, because he recently played with and swallowed a shoe string. This resulted in his first big veterinary visit and overnight stay. Bandit’s veterinarian took radiographs to
Laddie the 3-year-old black lab recently made an unplanned visit to the vet after he ate a slipper. His appointment included radiographs to take a peek at his insides. He also received an abdominal ultrasound. These diagnostic tests are necessary
Vanessa 14-year-old cat made a recent veterinary visit because she ate some gravel and was vomiting. The poor kitty was hospitalized for a whole week receiving care. Her veterinary care included fluids, diagnostic tests, radiology, and medication. When a pet
Kona the 2-year-old mixed-breed dog got into some Gorilla Glue which can be very dangerous when swallowed. She refused to eat and was vomiting for a few days, so her owner made a trip to the veterinary hospital. When Gorilla
Cooper the 11-month-old mixed-breed dog recently followed his nose right into some macadamia nuts, which are unfortunately poisonous to dogs. Symptoms of macadamia nut ingestion include weakness, depression, vomiting, and tremors. If a dog has recently ingested macadamia nuts, treatment