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Bufo Toad Toxicity

The recent rains are bringing out toads in full force.  One species of toad in Florida is toxic to pets, and can cause hallucinations and illness in humans. Rhinella marina, or the Cane Toad as it is commonly called, secretes a thick, white neurotoxin to defend itself from predators.  This toxin is absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth.  If your dog or cat has come into contact with the toxin, signs will present themselves within 5-30 minutes.  Initial signs may be drooling excessively, foaming at the mouth or bright red gums.  Left untreated, a high level of toxicityRead More

Hot Pavement Awareness

Summer may not begin for another few weeks, but summer temps are here already. As the ambient temperature rises, so does the temperature of the pavement. While walking your dog it is important to check the temperature of the pavement or sidewalk to ensure that it won’t burn their paws. Dog’s paw pads may seem very durable, but they are actually part of their skin and can very easily burn. Many times the burns don’t become apparent until after the walk or other outside activity. Even minimal burns will be quite painful for several days while the paws heal. YourRead More

Dog Laser Therapy

The term LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The concept of the use of light for therapeutic purposes, called phototherapy, originated from the belief that sun and other sources of light, such as infrared and ultraviolet light, have therapeutic benefit. Many different types of lasers are available. Low-power laser devices, a form of artificial light, were first used as a form of therapy more than 30 years ago. Today, a variety of lasers are in use for various purposes, such as dog laser therapy. The lasers used in rehabilitation use light to stimulate cellRead More

Dog Underwater Treadmill

Canine hydrotherapy is a relatively new form of rehabilitation that has become more prominent in the past decade or so. Application of hydrotherapy has been around for quite some time in human medicine. There are many benefits of hydrotherapy, specifically a dog underwater treadmill. Exercising in water is effective for improving strength, muscular endurance, cardiorespiratory endurance, range of motion (ROM), agility, and psychological well-being – all while minimizing pain and reducing risk of injury. Many dogs can benefit in some way from hydrotherapy, but it is most commonly recommended for disabled or arthritic dogs who need exercise but cannot tolerateRead More

Cat Acupuncture Vet

Acupuncture is a very safe medical procedure that can often result in significant improvement of a pet’s condition. This favorable risk to benefit ratio make it an important tool that can be implemented in conjunction with traditional therapies or as an alternative in certain cases where traditional treatment methods are not an option. For example, acupuncture would be a reasonable route to take for animals with pre-existing conditions (ie heart disease) who may not be able to undergo anesthesia for diagnostics and/or treatments. This is what makes a cat acupuncture Vet so important. Most people are surprised to learn thatRead More

Dog Acupuncture Vet

Acupuncture is a very safe medical procedure that can often result in significant improvement of a pet’s condition. This favorable risk to benefit ratio make it an important tool that can be implemented in conjunction with traditional therapies or as an alternative in certain cases where traditional treatment methods are not an option. For example, acupuncture would be a reasonable route to take for animals with pre-existing conditions (ie heart disease) who may not be able to undergo anesthesia for diagnostics and/or treatments. This is what makes a dog acupuncture vet so important. At JPESC we apply dry acupuncture (needles only),Read More

Veterinary Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) has four main components: acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy, and Tui-na (medical manipulation). Acupuncture usually involves the insertion of thin sterile needles into discrete and specific points on the body in order to cause a therapeutic effect, but may include other methods such as electrical stimulation and aquapuncture (the injection of liquids, often Vitamin B12, into acupuncture points). At JPESC the veterinary acupuncture we apply is dry acupuncture (needles only), electroacupuncture (EAP), and aquapuncture to help our patients with a variety of conditions. Herbal medicine is also frequently implemented simultaneously as it helps to enhanceRead More

Dog Rehabilitation Vet

The goals of animal rehabilitation are to restore, maintain, and promote optimal function, fitness, wellness, and overall quality of life. Almost all animals can benefit from a tailored rehab program, but pets with the following conditions may see significant improvements: post-orthopedic or post-neurologic surgery, arthritis, soft tissue injuries, non-operable conditions that affect mobility and function, pain secondary to joint/bone/muscle/nerve disease, obesity. Taking your furry loved one to a dog rehabilitation vet can help benefit greatly. Over the past few decades numerous studies have shown that, just like with humans, pets that undergo physical rehabilitation during their recovery period see aRead More

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

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