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PreAnesthesia Laboratory Testing

PreAnesthesia Laboratory Testing

One month from today is Peyton’s birthday. He would have been 15 years old that day, but he passed away about three years ago. He was much-loved. For two years and nine months Peyton was the “poster child” for pre-operative laboratory testing at our practice. He continues to be, even after his passing. It all […]

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Dog And Cat Serious Illness–How Far Do We Go?

How far do we go? That question came up this week in caring for Zelda, a kitty in the prime of life at age 7½, who presented with the primary complaint of loss of appetite. Our first indication that something was terribly wrong came when we weighed Zelda and compared her weight to her last […]

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Xylitol Poisoning In Dogs

I was at lunch today when I saw Touloulou’s owner and asked how she was doing. “I’m glad I ran into you because I had an epiphany the other day talking to my daughter. She said, ‘Touloulou isn’t eating my gum since school has been out.’ I asked what she meant and she said, ‘She […]

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