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Nutmeg CT
Apr 03

Traumatic Brain Injury

Nutmeg presented to Friendship Emergency & Critical Care Services after being hit by a car. Nutmeg suffered severe facial trauma, including facial swelling, nosebleed, the inability to close his jaw, scleral hemorrhage, and signs consistent with a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI; dull mentation). A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs from a sudden and violent... Learn More

Mar 28

Boxer Cardiomyopathy

Meet Rocky!! Rocky is a 9-year-old Boxer who was immediately rushed in to Friendship Emergency & Critical Care Services after he collapsed following his morning walk. He was stabilized and quickly diagnosed with a life-threatening arrhythmia, ventricular tachycardia. Ventricular tachycardia arises from improper electrical activity causing the filling chambers of the heart (the ventricles) to beat... Learn More

irisrenalweekconference
Mar 27

IRIS Renal Week Conference

Friendship Hospital for Animals internal medicine doctor, Dr. JD Foster, was one of the organizers of the IRIS Renal Week conference, but also gave a number of lectures and labs: Drug dosing for patients with kidney disease Hemodialyzers, hemofilters, and plasma separators Water purification for hemodialysis Update on IRIS consensus guidelines for extracorporeal blood purification... Learn More

dog-under-blanket
Feb 01

Canine Influenza

Canine Influenza You asked about the flu in dogs….. The ‘dog flu’ is caused by the canine influenza virus, a dog specific virus. The virus causes sneezing, coughing , and fever and leaves the dog’s respiratory tract vulnerable to secondary bacterial infection. The cough can last for days to weeks. The virus is spread via... Learn More

Dec 20

Warsaw VetCo Nephrology and Urology Conference

Warsaw VetCo Nephrology and Urology Conference Friendship Hospital for Animals internal medicine doctor, Dr. JD Foster, was recently lecturing in Warsaw, Poland about kidney and urinary tract diseases for the Warsaw Vetco Nephrology and Urology Conference.  He and his colleague, Dr. Cathy Langston from the Ohio State University, gave a weekend-long seminar to advanced veterinarians.... Learn More

Oct 18

Home Dental Care

Home Dental Care The American Veterinary Dental Association recommends an anesthetized professional dental cleaning for your pet every 6-12 months, just as your dentist recommends for you!  This should start at 3 years old for cats and medium to large breed dogs, and at one year old for small breed dogs.  Home dental care is... Learn More

Oct 10

Why is My Pet Thirsty?

Why is My Pet Thirsty? Increases in your pet’s thirst and urination are significant observations and something you should definitely discuss with your pet’s primary care clinician. There are many potential causes for these clinical signs, which are most often referred to as PU/PD. This stands for polyuria and polydipsia. Common causes include things like... Learn More

Oct 04

Clinical Trial – Evaluate an Autologous Vaccine Plus Adoptive T-Cell Transfer in the Treatment of Dogs with and Hemangiosarcoma

A Funded Clinical Trial to Evaluate an Autologous Vaccine Plus Adoptive T-Cell Transfer in the Treatment of Dogs with and Hemangiosarcoma Trial Specifics: Animal Clinical Investigations is conducting a clinical trial in dogs with hemangiosarcoma, sponsored by Elias Animal Health, LLC.  ELIAS Cancer Immunotherapy (ECI™) is a personalized T cell-based treatment that triggers the patient’s... Learn More

Sep 22

What is Pyoderma?

What is Pyoderma? Pyoderma, a bacterial skin infection, is a common skin problem, but it is uncommon for pets to develop pyoderma without an underlying cause. It is important to remember that all animals live with organisms on our skin. When a problem, such as an allergy, affects the skin barrier and/or the immune system,... Learn More

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