Unexplained weight loss is frustrating for owners and veterinarians alike, in addition to being life-threatening for the patients it affects. Recently, two middle-aged pot-bellied pigs from the same herd were presented to the clinic for severe weight loss that had been happening for about two months, despite proper deworming and increased feed rations. Weight loss […]
I’m Officially Acupuncture Certified!
Last week, I spent six days in a clinical intensive program to become certified in veterinary acupuncture through the CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course in Fort Collins, Colorado. For the past three years, becoming certified in acupuncture has been a dream of mine. I’ve witness firsthand the power that acupuncture and integrative modalities such […]
I performed my first incisional gastropexy last week. This surgical procedure is incredibly important for deep-chested dogs as they are more susceptible to gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) which is nearly always a life-threatening emergency. In larger, deep-chested breeds like German Shepherds, Dobermans, Great Danes, Boxers or Weimaraners, the stomach can twist on itself and cause gas […]