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Forum: Senior dogs January 23rd, 2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By Digston
Typically, the veterinarian will monitor kidney...

Typically, the veterinarian will monitor kidney enzyme levels in the blood and possibly monitor changes in urine via routine urinalysis. If your dog does well with the renal diet and the meds, and...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants January 23rd, 2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By Digston
Harsh Reality...Vet Med

This came up on my facebook feed this morning and I want to share it with you. It is a well written breakdown of a day in the life of a DVM. As an RVT, I can confirm this as being typical, and...
Forum: Introduce yourself here - Say hello January 5th, 2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By Digston
Now now Barkingdog, no need to get rude yourself....

Now now Barkingdog, no need to get rude yourself.

ajig420, as I am sure you can tell the people on this forum LOOOOOVE dogs. Pets of all sorts actually. There are valid points that have been...
Forum: Introduce yourself here - Say hello January 4th, 2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By Digston
Yes, there are GPS collars you can purchase. They...

Yes, there are GPS collars you can purchase. They are not cheap. If you google GPS Dog Collar Canada you'll find you have a lot of options.
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants December 21st, 2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By Digston
There as so many things that go on behind the...

There as so many things that go on behind the scenes in vet clinics that I wish people could see so they would know just how much we care. Some things are small, like seeing a sick patient that shows...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! November 16th, 2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Digston
I think a fine needle aspirate would be a good...

I think a fine needle aspirate would be a good idea, especially since this has been an issue for a couple months now. This is what it sounds like your vet will be doing. Your veterinarian will insert...
Forum: Senior dogs November 16th, 2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Digston
In animal medicine we like to say, "Age is NOT a...

In animal medicine we like to say, "Age is NOT a disease." Complications from anesthesia are a risk that will be present in every surgery that takes place, whether the animal is 2 or 12. The...
Forum: Photo challenges on Pets.ca September 21st, 2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By Digston
Pez takes studying VERY seriously. She believes...

Pez takes studying VERY seriously. She believes that knowledge can be absorbed transdermally, and while there is no scientific data to support this theory, she takes time out of every day to try and...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 19th, 2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By Digston
Keep in mind that bones are hard enough to cause...

Keep in mind that bones are hard enough to cause tooth fractures, keep a close eye on them if you give bones to make sure they are not biting down directly onto the bone and check their teeth...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 10th, 2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By Digston
If you'd like to skip the finger brush step,...

If you'd like to skip the finger brush step, apply some pet toothpaste to a toothbrush (you can purchase them at vet offices and pet stores, or just pick up a baby toothbrush) and let your dog lick...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! September 7th, 2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Digston
Were xrays done recently? If she was backed up...

Were xrays done recently? If she was backed up enough that she had to have her colon surgically emptied there is a good chance it could happen again. Being constipated hurts like a *insert curse word...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! June 24th, 2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By Digston
If she held her urine post surgery a UTI could...

If she held her urine post surgery a UTI could make sense.

Do not take her off of the antibiotic! If she does have a UTI and you took her off only to put her back on it, or a different...
Forum: Photo challenges on Pets.ca June 19th, 2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By Digston
As soon as I put a hat on Winston he turns into a...

As soon as I put a hat on Winston he turns into a giant sack of self pity. I put it on him standing, he slowly sunk down until he was one with the floor... he stayed that way until I took the hat off...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! June 4th, 2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Digston
I'm so sorry for your loss. There is nothing more...

I'm so sorry for your loss. There is nothing more difficult then being there with your pet as they pass on, especially when it's unexpected :(

As a vet tech student, with limited clinical...
Forum: Photo challenges on Pets.ca May 19th, 2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Digston
Hooray! My phone is filled with selfies w/ the...

Hooray! My phone is filled with selfies w/ the animals!! All of these pictures were taken when the furry kids decided I had been studying too long. Digby (the tri-color) loves to steal snuggles, as...
Forum: Pet photography - Pet pictures May 5th, 2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Digston
What you are seeing is light being reflected off...

What you are seeing is light being reflected off of a layer in the back of the eye.

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/questions/question/1288/

Best way to avoid this is to not use a flash...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs April 30th, 2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Digston
Free feed vs scheduled feedings is dependent on...

Free feed vs scheduled feedings is dependent on your pet. If they devour everything you put in front of them with no ability to self limit, or they are over weight, then schedule feed. Schedule...
Forum: Senior cats February 10th, 2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,347
Posted By Digston
Yup, stinky bum is gone so long as I don't change...

Yup, stinky bum is gone so long as I don't change his food. My vet isn't entirely sure why the food change worked, I'm just glad it did. We put him onto Medi Cal Hypoallergenic HP.

I couldn't say...
Forum: Senior cats February 9th, 2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,347
Posted By Digston
Odd question, how does it smell? Is it vile...

Odd question, how does it smell? Is it vile smelling? If it is you might be looking at an anal gland issue. My cat needs to be on a vet diet otherwise he starts oozing anal gland juice and it's quite...
Forum: Senior cats February 7th, 2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By Digston
If it's a canine that is needing to come out...

If it's a canine that is needing to come out it'll be a costly one, as well if it is molars. Reason being is that they are much more difficult and they take a lot of time to extract them safely. Any...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 5th, 2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By Digston
You really need to get him to a vet. Cats not...

You really need to get him to a vet. Cats not eating is actually quite harmful for them as it causes fatty liver syndrome. With the inappetance, behavioral changes, and apparent discomfort it is...
Forum: Birds February 4th, 2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Digston
Pelleted diet are a good idea, as they are more...

Pelleted diet are a good idea, as they are more balanced than seed diets. I used to feed Tropican. You can supplement the seed diet with a product called Prime (smells great, but don't taste it......
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 12th, 2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By Digston
It could be demodex. Demodex is normal in a...

It could be demodex. Demodex is normal in a percentage of the population, but it is typically noted since it isn't pathogenic... until the immune system is supressed for some reason. Demodex can be...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 10th, 2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,712
Posted By Digston
I've never heard of anyone doing a hysterectomy...

I've never heard of anyone doing a hysterectomy before; It was always just ovariectomy or ovariohysterectomy. From someone who is just learning of hysterectomy's being performed in animals, I believe...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 8th, 2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,712
Posted By Digston
Thank you Longblades!! The information presented...

Thank you Longblades!! The information presented by Dr. Waters is more of what I was looking for!
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