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Case of the Month: Leopard Gecko Impaction

Case of the Month: Leopard Gecko Impaction Leopard Geckos have traditionally been thought of as relatively easy reptiles to care for. They require a small enclosure (15 or 20 gallon tank), a temperature gradient of about 70-80 degrees, a shed box, and a diet of crickets or mealworms. Their status as relatively easy keepers has […]

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Case of the Month: Gastrointestinal Foreign Body

 Case of the Month: Gastrointestinal Foreign Body Ferris, the Australian Shepherd mix came in to see us last week after the pet sitter had seen a metal object dangling out of his mouth. When she moved toward him to retrieve it, Ferris swallowed it in one swift gulp. Many times, in a situation like this […]

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Case of the Month- Sand Ingestion

Case of the Month: Sand Ingestion This 12 year-old dog presented to us last summer for being very lethargic and having severe, uncontrollable, bloody vomiting and diarrhea. Upon examination we discovered that he had a fever of 103.5 and had spent a considerable amount of time on the beach in the last 48 hours. He was […]

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Case of the Month- Thoracotomy

Case of the Month- Thoracotomy Fluffer Nutter presented to River Road Veterinary Clinic as an emergency in August of last year. Her owners found her outside and she was clearly injured, distressed, and having difficulty breathing. A radiograph showed that she had several broken ribs and a massive amount of trauma to her chest cavity. […]

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Case of the Month- The Tiny Kid!

Case of the Month- The Tiny Kid This kid was one of triplets born in April 2012. Her brother weighed in at 5lbs, her sister at 3lbs, and her at just over 1lb! When we saw her at 2 days old, her weight had increased to 1# 13oz, which is still smaller than an 8 […]

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Case of the Month: A Fractured Pelvis

Case of the Month: Fractured Pelvis Oojisama is an 8 year-old neutered male Manx who was brought in to us as an emergency last year. He went missing overnight, and was found outside in a puddle of urine, unable to stand. A DV (Dorsal-Ventral) radiograph showed that Oojisama had a severely fractured pelvis, most likely […]

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Case of the Month: Strangulated Hernia Repair

What Happened to My Hernia? This small, 5 month-old Yorkshire Terrier was born with an umbilical hernia. It is not an uncommon finding in dogs, and is usually repaired at the time of spay or neuter. Umbilical hernias occur when there is an opening in the abdominal wall at the site of the umbilical cord […]

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Case of the Month: Mussel Shell Ingestion in a Dog

This is Gwen, a 9 year-old dachshund who we all love very much. She is a very sweet girl, who LOVES food! When Gwen’s owner stepped out, Gwen managed to move a chair to open the cabinet where the trash was hidden. Inside the trash was a bag filled with mussel shells. By the time […]

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Case of the Month: Yellow Fungus

Yellow Fungus- What is it? Yellow Fungus is a disease that appears in captive Bearded Dragons. It is caused by the CAN-V fungus and begins initially as yellow patches on small areas of the skin. Definitive diagnosis is made through biopsy. Eventually, the yellow patches grow to cover large portions of the body and the […]

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Case of the Day: Fractured Pelvis in a Mali Uromastyx

What is Wrong With This Mali Uromastyx?! This is a Mali Uromastyx, a primarily herbivore, native to the desert regions of North Africa, the Middle East, Asia and India. The average adult size is between 13″ and 16″ for males, and between 11″ and 14″ for females. Males are jet black with yellow markings and […]

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Case of the Month: Gunshot Wound

One Lucky Dog This Pitbull was found by its owner late one night after it had escaped from their property.  The dog had been shot, but remarkably had made it back home safely.  The wound looked grievous; though the bullet appeared to have gone straight through, it was very close to the spine.  The dog […]

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Case of the Month: Feline Intestinal Foreign Body

Charlie Ate What?! When Charlie’s owners returned from a short vacation to find this very sweet and playful cat lying around the house they were immediately worried. Instead of greeting them when they came home and acting like his normal, friendly self, Charlie was vomiting, not eating, and acting very lethargic. They rushed Charlie to […]

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