Veterinary Care

  • Rodenticide Poisoning

      What Is Rodenticide Poisoning? Rodenticide poisoning occurs when dogs and cats accidentally eat mouse or rat poison. These products contain a wide range of ingredients that differ in potency and effect. In general, most rodent poisons cause one of three effects in animals: Blood clotting problems, resulting in internal hemorrhage (bleeding) Nervous system problems, including seizures and paralysis. Kidney failure Any poison that is intended to kill a ...

    Posted at March 19, 2015 | By : | Categories : Veterinary Care | Comments Off on Rodenticide Poisoning
  • The Cost of Veterinary Care

           The Cost of Veterinary Medicine Do you feel like veterinary medical care is expensive? You’re correct if you think that the cost of excellent veterinary care, like most things, has risen over time. But when you compare the cost of a veterinary medical procedure or treatment, to a comparable one in human medicine, ...

    Posted at April 18, 2014 | By : | Categories : Veterinary Care | Comments Off on The Cost of Veterinary Care
  • Anesthesia at Briarcrest Veterinary Care Center

    Anesthesia for surgical or diagnostic procedures can be a cause for concern for many pet owners. Although anesthesia always carries a risk, recent studies have shown that with improved anesthetic protocols and monitoring that risk can be minimized. One retrospective study showed the risk of anesthetic death in dogs to be as low as 0.17% in dogs and 0.24% in cats. These values were found to be even lower in dogs and cats that were ...

    Posted at September 19, 2013 | By : | Categories : Veterinary Care | Comments Off on Anesthesia at Briarcrest Veterinary Care Center
  • Your dog ate what?

    Nearly all gastrointestinal foreign bodies are ingested by dogs or cats, it is rare for a hairball to cause an obstruction, called a trichobezoar. Many common everyday objects can be a foreign body in an animal - underwear, socks, rubber duckie, baby nipples, dental floss, etc. Younger animals are predisposed to this condition. Cats are often diagnosed with ...

    Posted at March 8, 2013 | By : | Categories : Veterinary Care | Comments Off on Your dog ate what?
  • Abnormal Liver Blood Tests

    We encourage all of our clients to have periodic blood tests run on their pets. Most of our clients participate in our healthscreen and wellness plans (see section of website "Wellness Plans" for details") which include important blood tests. Occasionally we see an elevation in a liver test called ALT. The following post explains what an ALT elevation means for your pet.  

    Posted at November 26, 2012 | By : | Categories : Canine Health,Cat,Diagnostics,Dog,Pet Health,Preventative Care,Veterinarian,Veterinary Care | Comments Off on Abnormal Liver Blood Tests