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  • Depends on your area, your pets lifestyle and life stage
  • Cats 3 – Rabies, FVRCP, FeLV
  • Dogs 5 – Rabies, DHPP, Lepto, CIV, Bordetella
  • (check out my super detailed video about this)
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  • In an unvaccinated dog, or one that has not completed their puppy boosters set
  • Vomiting, Diarrhea, Lethargy, Not eating, blood in stool or vomit
  • Simple test that can determine if a pup is postive
  • Very contagious to unvaccinated animals
  • And it can live in your environment for 7 years
  • AF
  • Highly contagious virus zoonotic (people can get it)
  • Public health concern
  • No way to tell for sure without sampling brain tissue
  • This is not a procedure that can be performed while an animal is alive
  • Symptoms: behavioral change, salivating We have a very good vaccinations
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  • First – seek medical attention
  • Secondly – Legally you must report all cat and dog injuries that break skin to the Parish Animal Control. They will determine if the
  • quarantine will be at home or legally required to be a clinic or shelter
  • RQ = 10 days of monitoring/boarding. Entrance and Exit exam by a veterinarian. We document and turn into the parish.
  • At home quarantines – when approved, still require entrance and exit examinations 10 days apart.
  • If not up to date with RV vaccination – this will be administered.
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  • ZOONOSIS – when something can be passed between pets and people
  • Leptospirosis and Rabies – CTA: up to date vax
  • Ringworm – CTA: skin exam with hair loss
  • GI parasites – CTA: fecal check
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  • Fecal Oral
  • Zoonotic – Effects their health and ours
  • Can be quiet damaging
  • Parasites and eggs
  • Recommended every 4-6 months in our region.
  • How to tell – sometimes you will see white spaghetti like worms, sometimes small hard rice like segments, some pets have loose stools and some are very itchy at their rear ends, BUT most pets have NO outwardsymptoms
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  • IF you are seeing worms we want to have that sample
  • Sample that is less than a day or is preferred, any type of container
  • Need to test for the other types
  • Need to have appropriate treatment
  • Retest and see if cleared, based on that parasites life cycle
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  • Parasites that are transmitted by a mosquito
  • Live in the right side of the dogs heart and causes major inflammation of the lung system
  • Can be fatal, there is a safe treatment
  • Prevention is key. We recommend Proheart
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  • Depending on type of prevention, a few days is probably okay.
  • Always let your vet know
  • schedule a HW test in 6 months.
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  • Within 2 hours, give them a repeat dose later that day.
  • If greater than two hours, should be effective
  • If this occurs commonly, recommend speaking to your vet about a different type of prevention
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  • We do recommend monthly HW prevention for cats
  • Even the indoor only feline (we all have seen a mosquito inside
  • Sneaky disease in cats, can be difficult to diagnose
  • There is no treatment
  • Prevention is Key
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  • Cats and Small to medium breeds is about 6 months of age
  • Large and Giant breeds once they reach growth maturity usually 12-16 months of age
  • Don’t forget to talk to us about the Laparoscopic Spay, we use a camera – through a small hole and your pet goes home the same day, less pain and faster recovery!
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  • Cats and Small to medium breeds is about 6 months of age
  • Large and Giant breeds once they reach growth maturity usually 12-16 months of age
  • Neutering decreases chances of prostatic disease and perianal tumors
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  • Well often times we are spaying about 6 months of age and families continue to feed the puppy or kitten food. We just altered the hormones which decreased calorie intake need by about 10% and your pet is almost done growing.
  • We recommend to change to adult food post surgery.
  • So its not the surgery it’s the nutrition!
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  • IF your pet is sick or well there are options.
  • UVH takes cash, check, major credit cards.
  • We offer a six month no interest plan through Care Credit. Check them out www.carecredit.com
  • Scratchpay or Blisspay
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  • YES
  • 1/3 thing
  • Wellness vs Illness
  • Helps you be a doctor
  • Helps you care for your own pet – Vet with pet insurance
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  • The same reason we brush our teeth
  • Plaque builds up, if not removed calcified bacteria accumulates
  • And then next part of the cycle is infection and pain and tooth loos
  • The infection can go from the mouth to the body!
  • I have great videos about a Dog and Cat dentistry at UVH – check those out!
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  • Bad breath AKA Halitosis indicates Infection or Inflammation or a combination
  • Your pets dental attention
  • Lets talk home care – what you can do to keep your pets teeth and mouth healthy
  • CPF – long list, here are few of the most common
  • Grapes and Raisins
  • Onions and Garlic
  • Nuts and Fat things like Bacon
  • Xylitol
  • Chocolate and Caffeine
  • If your pet eats one of these call us immediately and bring them in
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  • Human medicines
  • Cleaners
  • Plants (lilies, sago palms)
  • Spoiled food
  • Rat bait
  • Antifreeze
  • If your pet eats one of these call us immediately and bring them in
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  • 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
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  • 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!
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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!
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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!
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  • 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
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  • For vomiting that just started (acute)
  • This can be a potential emergency, if they ate something that is either toxic or stuck/not moving – vomiting can be the first signs
  • Or did your pet get into the trash and eat old food and has gastritis or even pancreatitis
  • Basically we need to see your pet to help narrow down what could be the cause so we can begin treatment!
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  • Diarrhea two types
  • Small Intestine vs Large Intestine
  • History will be very important to tell us to describe the stool, how frequent your pet is needing to go, as well as what has your pet been eating over the past few days.
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  • Red and irritated eyes can have many different causes.
  • Glaucoma, corneal ulcers, to chemical irritation, to allergies.
  • Eye issues are usually quite painful.
  • Its very hard to give an accurate diagnosis without seeing your pet
  • If your pet has any changes in their eyes, we need to see them to understand what is going on
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  • Licking and itching can be the same thing sometimes
  • None the less – usually indicates an underlying allergy, irritation or pain
  • The location of the licking is important, only over the wrist – maybe there is arthritis….. On the bottom of the feet maybe there is an environmental allergy or food allergy.
  • We would love to help figure this licking out – call us and set up and appointment
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  • Whining is concerning – – – what has changed?
  • Is your pet uncomfortable or painful, How is your pets breathing rate.
  • Is there some anxiety occurring – fireworks, storms, visiting family
  • If your pet is usually not vocal and is now whining, give us a call so we can walk through some possible scenarios
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  • Pawing at the face usually indicates pain or inflammation
  • This could be a bite, a sting, or a tooth ache/infected tooth
  • You should absolutely have an exam weather you see swelling on the face or not
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  • Many different reason, however the most common reason is an ear infection
  • Condition is usually treated as an outpoint visit
  • Important to determine what the infection is – a simple swab of the debris and a look at the microscope will tell us if we are dealing with bacteria or yeast
  • Why is that important – so we can provide the appropriate treatment.
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  • Bump, mass, swelling, tumor, bite, sting
  • MANY reasons for a bump – but each of these reasons carries a different treatment and prognosis
  • What is an FNA – Fine needle aspirate. Same size needle we use to administer a vaccination. We insert into the bump and pull back some
  • cells to examine under a microscope.
  • Let’s diagnose your pet’s bumps = lets figure out what they are
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  • Coughing in dogs like people, have many reasons
  • Simple airway irritation or allergy
  • Can be an upper respiratory infection
  • Heart disease or Lung disease
  • Heart worm disease
  • Very Important to have a persistent cough checked out.
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  • Un-intentional weight loss can happen for many different reason
  • A few of the more common are Malabsorption, Abdominal Tumor, or a change metabolism
  • These pets need a great exam and lab screening
  • IF you pet is loosing weight and not on a diet, we want to see them