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Why Does My Dog Need An Eye Doctor?

Seriously, a dog eye doctor? Most dogs and cats and birds and bunnies, and any pet, never have to see an eye doctor, but sometimes things happen and they do! A veterinary ophthalmologist is a veterinarian that has gone through special training and has passed an examination making them board certified through the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Dogs are more likely to see a veterinary ophthalmologist than other animals. This may be due to the vast number of pure breed dogs and designer mixed breeds that have been bred to look a certain way, and in so doing, causedRead More

Physical Rehabilitation for Pets

By Dr Toni Yang, CVA You may have heard of friends and family going to physical therapy (PT) after undergoing some sort of orthopedic/neurologic surgery or suffering from a non-surgical injury. Or perhaps you have experienced this for yourself. Did you know that similar programs exist for your pet? Animal rehabilitation is a relatively new specialty in the veterinary world. The human equivalent, physical therapy, has been around since the early 1900s circa World War I. Canine rehabilitation in the United States began in the mid-1980s and has been gaining significant momentum ever since. Over the past few decades numerousRead More

Toxic Foods For Pets

Animals love to get an extra munch on our food whenever they can, so you should be careful about what they get ingest — as some foods can be very dangerous to their health. Many of these foods may seem tasty to our pets but can prove deadly if eaten. It can be very tempting to offer pets food from the table, but pets should not be given human food unless strictly recommended by your veterinarian. If you suspect your pet may have eaten a dangerous food, contact us immediately. In many cases, early recognition and treatment are critical. Shown in the image below is aRead More

Bufo Toad Toxicity (Toad Poisoning)

BUFO TOADS ARE DEADLY!!! THE RECENT RAINS HAVE BROUGH THEM OUT!! IF YOU SEE YOUR DOG COME INTO CONTACT WITH A TOXIC BUFO TOAD, COME TO THE JPESC IMMEDIATELY! The old legend of kissing a frog and having it turn into a handsome prince may well have originated from hallucinations caused by kissing a species of Bufo Toads. Bufo Marinus, or the Cane Toad as it is commonly called, secretes a thick, white, highly hallucinogenic neurotoxin from the glands along its sides. These glands are used by the toad to defend itself when disturbed or threatened. Dogs that mouth atRead More

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