HGE

Chronic “on and off” Diarrhea in Small Doggos

For some small breeds like Yorkies, Morkies, Maltese, Shorkies, etc there’s a recurring cycle of:

Diarrhea to Colitis to HGE (Hemorrhagic GastroEnteritis)

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Luxating patella

The luxating patella can be the result of stretching or breaking of one of the patellar collateral ligaments, meaning one of the four suspensory ligament that hold the patella or kneecap in place. If the kneecap tends to stay out of place a lot, it may actually fuse or adhere in that position which makes … Read more

Chronic Skin Diseases

This is a video that addresses food allergy, atopy, and chronic skin infections.

Dermatology and some of the changes in its utility are discussed.

Several points of “bad medicine” are brought up.

Notably

  1. Lots of steroids (Even continuous steroids)
  2. Apoquel immune suppression
  3. Cytopoint vaccine
  4. Lots of antibiotics, even 24x7x365
  5. Changing food

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Copperhead Snakebite

Copperhead head

Snake Bite (Envenomation) of Dog or Cat by Copperhead

(Alt Copperhead Snake Bite)

With the turn of Veterinary Medicine towards ‘not using steroids’ in animals, I’ve watched delayed-type-hypersensitivity reactions, and Addisonian-crises dogs die in the care of knowledgeable Emergency Clinic and Specialty Hospital clinicians. I’ve seen Copperhead bites cause unnecessary damage, and take weeks to heal.

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Triad

The arthritis “triad” is a combination of THREE commonly used medications for canine arthritis discomfort. Tramadol is used WITH the other three medications in highly severe cases of osteoarthritis pain. Normally “triad” refers to the combination of Deramax, Methocarbamol and Gabapentin. Methocarbamol and Gabapentin have a WIDE therapeutic index but given together can make a dog kind of “out of it” at first.

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Feeding Puppies (Exhaustive, Complete)

I’ve answered this question a thousand times and never wrote anything down ha ha ha ha. This article answers all possible quesstions from what to feed, how much to feed, what brands to feed, when to feed and how many times a day to feed among other concerns. It’s downloadable or read online.

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