• AJF
  • Level of emergent concern is WHERE IS THE BITE
  • Poisonious snake – soft itssue damage and swelling
  • Airways!!
  • Type of snake is very important
  • Antivenom is available and helps tremendously
  • Secondary infection is a major concern
  • Pain control
  • SNAKE BITES SHOULD BE SEEN IMMEDIATELY
  • CPF – long list, here are few of the most common
  • If your pet eats one of these call us immediately and bring them in and bring in the type of chocolate
  • This is an emergency
  • Ned to know WHAT TYPE and WHEN – HOW long ago did your pet consume the chocolate
  • We typically induce vomiting and administer charcoal binders
  • Some pets will require hospitalization and monitoring
  • AJF
  • Absolute Emergency
  • Need to know type and when your pet ate it and how much eaten
  • Two types (1) that makes an animal bleed and another type (2) that causes brain damage
  • Treatment depends on if we know the type
  • Most of them are green or blue in color and look like a crayon and TASTE very good to a pet
  • This is an emergency – call us and come in!
  • CPF
  • Lilies are toxic to the kidneys – this is the flower to stem to the water they are in
  • Cats are attracted to them.
  • WE need to see your cat and perform and exam with labwork
  • Most cats need hospitalization and fluid therapy for a few days
  • This is an emergency – call us and come in
  • AJF
  • Establishes a base line in health
  • Early indicator of a disease
  • Window into the body, kind of like a physical exam of the inside
  • Pets can not tell us problems so we need to look for them
  • CTA: We recommend annual screening when your pet turns 7 years of age
  • AJF
  • Every medication leaves
  • Most meds leaves the body through the kidney or liver
  • It is important that we watch these organs to make sure they are handling the medications appropriately
  • Some medications need their blood levels checked to make sure were not over or under dosing your pets condition
  • CPF
  • We have great tables, great lighting, and great assistances
  • Usually what is happening in the treatment area – updating your pets picture, taking vitals, obtaining blood samples
  • Some pets are less anxious away from the owner.
  • You are always welcome with us to the treatment room, we are very transparent!
  • Take a Tour anytime!
  • AJF
  • First off lets talk about our nurses – They Care!
  • Your pet is not just another animal. We review their exam, their lab work and why they are there and DESIGN their protocol for each procedure
  • All patients have IV catheters.
  • From the medications we use, to our anesthesia monitoring protocols, to our trained team of nurses
  • We always have your pets safety on our minds
  • CPF
  • YES!!!! Check out our website for all of our hours for UVHvets and UVHunleashed.
  • And that is a major difference for UVH that we are proud of!!!
  • We have a trained team member on duty at all times. Our hospital patients and boarding friends have a trained nurse with them during the night.
  • It let’s all of us and all of the pet owners sleep better knowing someone that cares is up there
  • CPF
  • Boot Scoot Boogie
  • Usually we are thinking parasites or anal glands
  • Parasite that are causing inflammation
  • AG are a scent gland that can become full and painful or infected
  • If you see this we would love to see your pet and figure out what is going on!
  • CPF
  • It is completely normal for cats to groom themselves
  • While most of cat’s hair moves through their digestive tract with no problems, sometimes hair gets stuck in their stomach.
  • In order to get rid of that hair, cats vomit.
  • Fortunately, there are some things cat owners can do to minimize hairballs, because just as gross at it is to see hairballs, it is not
  • pleasant for cats to throw them up either.
  • Hairball diets, treats, gels.
  • If more than once a week, give us a call, we may need to examine your pet!
  • CPF
  • EASY – we have great oral and topical flea and tick preventions.
  • When given correctly and on schedule and all pets in the environment are treated, you can achieve a flea free environment
  • Best flea shampoo – we like Dawn or Joy to wash pets (caution with eyes). Shampoos work well, just don’t last.
  • We love to talk about the flea life cycle, if you are having a problem, call UVH!
  • AJF
  • Always want to start by making sure it was given or applied correctly
  • If it was then here are 2 scenarios
  • – There is resistance to some topicals, so what are you using?
  • OR
  • – Your prevention is great and we need to help you target treating your pets environment and the OTHER animals in your pets environment. You are seeing the fleas before they are dying
  • AJF
  • Best way to determine if a pet is pregnant Ultrasound 21 days after their heat cycle heat
  • Xrays to count the litter is about day 45
  • Cats and Dogs stay pregnant about 2 months.
  • CPF
  • We often hear that “My pet feels warm to the touch”
  • They should!
  • Dogs and Cats normal temperature ranges from 100-102.5
  • The most accurate reading is a rectal temperature.
  • CPF
  • If you can bend it and don’t mind hitting your knee with it – its probably okay for a pet to chew
  • We do not recommend: bones (raw or cooked), antlers, hooves, nyla bones, or rawhides that are rolled and twisted
  • If you have a pet that is a good chewer (3-5 min, doesn’t try to choke, doesn’t just hide the treat) then those pets will benefit from chewing daily
  • Rawhides (very specific), Milkbone has a Brushing Chew, Virbac has a good one for dogs and cats.
  • Check out www.VOHC.org for a shopping list
  • AJF
  • In and out of the litter box is often a sign of urinary or fecal discomfort.
  • Cats can do this when stressed and can do this in the face of infection or benign inflammation
  • This can be a big problem, even life threatening emergency espiecally if a male cat.
  • CPF
  • In young puppies this can be a sign of ectopic ureters where the urine system did not develop properly
  • In older animals, this can be a sign of incontinence
  • We start with a great exam, checking the urine for infections, and if determined that the older pet has incontinence there are therapies and medications that we will start
  • AJF
  • Three main reasons
  • (1) Parasites = fleas, ticks, scabies (which) – intense itching
  • (2) Environment = allergies… Which can lead to secondary infections
  • (3) Food = food allergy, outward signs of itching feet and face and rear
  • Lots of different treatments, we even have a Pet Dermatologist at UVH
  • Come see us we can help your itchy pet!
  • AJF
  • Usually an indicator of systemic inflammation
  • Allergy vs Contact Allergy, causingsecondary skin infection
  • Anything changed in your pets environment?
  • Come see us we can help figure it out