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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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National Preparedness Month #NatlPrep: Don't Forget the Pets

by Lori Hehn - September 10, 2018 at 9:35 AM

There have been many recent natural disasters around the globe. Wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes. People may be prepared for the disasters that are more common in their region, but disasters can affect all of us in more ways than you think.

Even if you aren't directly impacted, a disaster somewhere else in the nation could affect gas and transportation, supply of water, food, and mail delivery. The things were are used to having every day may not always be readily available when disaster strikes. #NatlPrep

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When Should Ventricular Premature Complexes (VPCs) Be Treated?

by Lori Hehn - August 27, 2018 at 11:41 AM

Veterinary technicians are often tasked with close monitoring of patients post-operatively, and during anesthesia. It is important to monitor for Ventricular Premature Complexes so that you may notify the doctor (especially after and during procedures such as GDV and splenectomy where they are commonly seen).

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5 Thank You Notes to Vet Nurses from the Heart of a Vet

by Lori Hehn - August 17, 2018 at 8:21 AM

Veterinarians have many, many thoughts throughout the day that they should make time to share with their veterinary nurses. When we get busy we just never say them, or it seems cheesy to say it out loud.

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Capnocytophaga: What are the Facts?

by Lori Hehn - August 10, 2018 at 12:15 PM

There have been several articles published this week regarding a very rare infection from a bacterium called Capnocytophaga, which a man contracted resulting in multiple limb amputation. (How does dog saliva turn into a life-threatening infection?)

The articles state that he likely contracted the organism from his dog's mouth. Before you panic about your daily dose of dog kisses, let's review some facts about this bacterium.

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