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Water Intoxication in Dogs?

by Lori Hehn - October 15, 2018 at 9:02 AM

I recently read a heartbreaking story about a dog at the lake that was playing with his family, chasing balls and sticks into the water and retrieving them over and over until he became extremely tired.

But he wasn't just worn out. He had ingested enough fresh water to cause his sodium levels to drop, known as hyponatremia. The main risk with acute hyponatremia like this is brain swelling. 

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10 Funny Sounding Veterinary Medical Terms and Definitions: Do You Know These?

by Lori Hehn - October 5, 2018 at 11:19 AM
 
In no particular order, the veterinary technicians at my hospital and I came up with a list of vocabulary words to review.
 
We were thinking about funny or strange sounding words that we use in this profession, and here are a few we came up with! My favorite is #9.  
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Intubation Tips and Instructions for Vet Techs

by Lori Hehn - September 29, 2018 at 10:32 PM

Intubating dogs and cats is not only an important task and something we do almost every day, but it is critical that it is performed correctly. Here is a step-by-step description regarding intubation. 

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Lyme Disease Epidemic and Prevention

by Lori Hehn - September 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM

 

There is an epidemic of Lyme disease in our country, and it continues to get worse. It is on the rise in humans, which means it is also on the rise in our pet patients.

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How To Treat Grape Ingestion & Toxicity

by Lori Hehn - September 14, 2018 at 8:23 AM

We all know that grapes and raisins can be toxic to dogs. But why? How should we treat grape ingestion in order to prevent toxicity, and what should we do if toxicity occurs?

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