Hey Animal Lovers, it’s that time again....Case Alert!!!🚨🕵🏽♀️ A juvenile white-fronted capuchin monkey was presented to us with deformities of the limbs, resulting in him being non-ambulatory (unable to get around on his own), and difficulty gripping items, including food. Physical examination revealed bone pain, kyphosis, bowed long bones, and limb joints that were lax and swollen. This mettlesome monkey, was housed indoors with little to no exposure to sunlight. 🙊☀️ In the absence of solar exposure, these primates must be exposed to sources of artificial light of appropriate wavelengths (UVB) or must receive sufficient vitamin D in the diet. 🙉
A deficiency of vitamin D in non-human primates results in a decrease in intestinal calcium absorption which in turn causes a decline in plasma calcium and an increase in the production of parathyroid hormone (PTH). PTH has several effects on calcium and phosphorus metabolism; ultimately leading to mineralization defects in the skeleton.
There have been numerous reports of rickets or osteomalacia in captive nonhuman primates; also called simian bone disease, woolly monkey disease, and cage paralysis. Signs of deficiency have been reported more frequently in young than in mature primates and in New World monkeys than in Old World monkeys and apes. (Possibly as a result of higher vitamin D requirements in New World monkeys or a limited ability to use vitamin D2 compared to D3).🐵 Remember folks, it is always important to consider & research the needs of an animal, and whether or not those needs can be provided before adopting a new pet into your loving homes. At Animal Ark Veterinary Co. we are always willing to answer your questions and assist in ensuring you provide the best care possible for your beloved pets. ☺️👩🏽⚕️🐩🐈🐇🐢🐤
This baby is already showing promising signs of improvement with his new diet and lifestyle changes, and we look forward to his continued progress👀🐒
Phoebe is a #bostonterrier who presented for evaluation of vomiting. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that she was actually regurgitating. The difference between regurgitating and #vomiting is so significant that understanding this will help you communicate with your veterinarian more effectively. #Regurgitation gives little to no warning. The food just seems to come up, out of nowhere. Often times, clients think their pet is burping up when they are actually regurgitating small amounts, as was the case with Phoebe. Patients that are #regurgitating also tend to act normal in between episodes in regards to appetite and energy level. Regurgitation can be #congenital (meaning the pet is born with it) or #acquired secondary to #neurological , #autoimmune , #infectious (like #rabies ) and #inflammatory conditions. Treatment involves dietary modifications and medications to address the underlying cause or to control clinical signs. Vomiting, on the other hand, has active muscle contractions. You see movement or pumping of the muscles in the abdomen. Most animals that have true vomiting also show other signs of nausea, including excessive drooling, lip smacking or licking and even inappetence. Additionally, these patients often have decreased energy. Animals that are vomiting or regurgitating are predisposed to stomach contents being inhaled down into the lungs. When this occurs, a secondary inflammation ensues causing excessive fluid and mucus to accumulate in the lower airways and animals to have difficulty breathing. This condition is called #aspiration#pneumonia - it is usually a medical emergency and can be fatal if left untreated. #thisisvetmed#knowledgeiskey#knowyourpet#themoreyouknow#veterinarianlife#educate#animaladvocate#loveyourpets#veterinarian#aspirationpneumonia#dogsofinstagram#bostonterriersofinstagram#petsofinstagram#terriertuesday#vetmed#alllove4paws
Fun fact - some species, like horses and rabbits can’t vomit! 🐴🐰🤮
Vomiting in companion animals (Dog’s and cats) can occur either due to disease related to their stomach and intestines or disease in other abdominal organs like the liver, kidneys, pancreas, or adrenal glands. This includes inflammatory reactions, infections, toxins, foreign material, dietary disease, anatomical abnormalities and cancers. As one can imagine these various causes make it pretty tough to determine the origin of vomiting on physical exam alone. In these cases, diagnostics are needed to gather more information. These include a “minimum panel” (bloodwork and urine analysis) and imaging (x-rays and/or abdominal ultrasound) to start. Depending on findings, further tests may be required. A differential to consider is a pyloric outflow obstruction. The pylorus is the part of the stomach that connects to the small intestines- it acts like a funnel from the stomach into the next part the small intestines. An obstruction at this location can act like a plug on the stomach, causing gastric distention, discomfort and vomiting- think of a bottle neck effect in traffic..
If there is a wreck near where everyone merges then no cars can get through. The material causing the obstruction “the stopped car” in the traffic example must be removed (towed) before too much damage is done to the surrounding tissue (surrounding people get angry!!). Removal of the foreign material is either by #endoscopy or #gastrotomy . Gastrotomy is abdominal surgery where an incision is made into the stomach for removal of foreign material. Endoscopy involves placing a camera through the mouth, into the stomach and using #graspers to remove the foreign object. If a pet goes to surgery then a nasogastric feeding tube (from the nose into the stomach - I’ll post about more feeding tubes in the future) can be placed to allow nutritional support and to remove any excess fluid that may build up in the stomach and contribute to post op discomfort. #thisisvetmed#knowyourpet#knowledgeiskey#vetsandpets#veterinarianlife#animaladvocate#dogsofinstagram#petsofinstagram#catsofinstagram#funfact#vetmed#factoftheday#alllove4paws
Treating a #diabeticdog is much more of an art than a science. #Insulin therapy is a #lifelong requirement. These patients should be fed at regular times and diet should aim at being low in carbohydrates and high in fiber. Prescription diets are available upon request however the most important thing is that your dog eats regularly so that insulin can be administrated. Additionally the amount of daily exercise that your dog gets should also not vary too much. Monitoring these patients involves periodically checking your dog’s urine for the presence of #ketones and #glucose as well as regularly checking a glucose curve. It is normal to have glucose present in a diabetic dog’s urine and it may be concerning if your dog consistently does not have glucose in the urine, as this could be an indication that they are getting too much insulin. Ketones, on the other hand, are toxic acids that develop as a result of the body’s abnormal metabolism of fat. If the amount of ketones in blood overwhelms the body, a life-threatening condition called diabetic ketoacidosis develops that requires immediate medical attention. A glucose curve can be performed at home or with your primary care veterinarian. Some animals become too stressed in the hospital and it is more beneficial to have these animals curved at home. Performing a glucose curve involves obtaining a small blood sample, every couple of hours for a 12-hour period. This may be difficult in some households as pets may not stay still or cooperate for the blood draw. Luckily, there are continuous glucose monitoring devices such as the #freestylelibre that are validated in dogs and makes measuring glucose at home easier. Additionally, keeping a log book of your pet’s meal times, how much insulin has been given and times, any glucose checks done at home and any changes in behavior or activity can be helpful in managing this condition and should be reviewed with your #veterinarian . Prognosis for diabetic dogs is great as long as adequate control can be achieved and they are kept out of a ketotic state! #thisisvetmed#diabetes#diabetesmellitus#veterinarianlife#knowledgeiskey#knowyourpet#animaladvocate#alllove4paws
This is Tytan, my personal dog. Tytan is a #diabetic and was diagnosed in February. Dogs usually develop type 1 diabetes or Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM) but type 3 is possible in dogs that are not neutered or spayed. I became concerned that he might be a #diabeticdog because he woke me up in the middle of the night to pee (something that was unusual for him), and then after coming in he went to his water bowl and drank more than I’ve seen him drink in one sitting. Medically, these signs are referred to as polyuria/polydypsia, or PU/PD. There are many causes of PU/PD in dogs and cats including kidney disease, urinary tract infections, liver disease, diseases associated with the adrenal or thyroid glands, elevated calcium, #diabetes and various others. Treatment of PU/PD varies depending on cause so it is extremely important to be thorough when assessing these patients. The first thing that will be done in these cases is a “minimum panel” (bloodwork, urinalysis, and urine culture) should be submitted to the lab for testing. It is important to remember that simple urinalysis alone can miss about 35% of infections which is why submitting a urine culture simultaneously with a basic urinalysis will provide a more complete work up. This work-up becomes extremely important as the presence of other disease such as urinary tract infections, pancreatitis and Cushing’s can all affect your pet’s response to insulin therapy. Other signs associated with diabetes include weight loss and increased appetite. The diagnosis of diabetes is confirmed based on elevated blood glucose and the presence of glucose in the urine. Other things that are important to monitor in #diabetics include weight, dental health and changes in vision, as most diabetic dogs develop cataracts within a year of their initial diagnosis. Tytan’s cataracts can be noticed on the second picture. More on monitoring, treatment and prognosis will be provided in a separate post. #thisisvetmed#veterinarianlife#diabetesmellitus#diabetesawareness#knowledgeiskey#knowyourpet#animaladvocate#dogsofinstagram#veterinarymedicine#internalmedicine#endocrinology#vetmed#yorkiesofinstagram#alllove4paws
This little nugget decided to scare the crap out of us last night and went into early GI Stasis. An emergency vet visit, some pain killer and some Kale and he’s back to his perky, snuggly self.
Know your bunny and watch for any signs of change 💛
Bath day🛁. I’ve always groomed my dogs myself, large & small. Not only is it easier on the dogs (because they trust me more than anyone), but it makes me a more informed parent. A grooming session allows me to thoroughly check over my dogs whole body. Checking their skin, hair, ears, feet, sensitivity to handling during stressful activities, and knowing what is normal for them. #KnowYourPet#activecanine#dogtraining#caninewellness#losangeles#elsegundo
To reduce stress on returning home, change the bedding or wipe the cats with a towel, and then wipe the returning cat with the same towel. The same simple routine can be used when introducing a new cat to a household. #catfact#pets#knowyourpet
It’s TUESDAY , that means it’s #tipoftheweek ! Here at HD HQ ! 🐾👍🏼
This weeks Tip! .
Breed specific traits. .
At Houndog we have a saying “ Get to Know the Animal “, not only by name and breed but also personality and breed specific traits. .
Each hound not only has their own personality but as a breed they share traits with those like them, very much like a blue print for a dog. .
Breed specific Traits include * Adaptability * Sensitivity * Toleration * Friendliness * Shedding of coat * Health * Size * Trainability * Prey drive * Barking * Exercise needs
* Energy level. ( just to name a few) .
So when choosing a dog for yourself or your family whether be at a shelter or a breeder. Get to know the breed of the dog and find out if it’s breed specific traits as well as personality work with your family. .
We all know why we love dogs so much, but we also need to remember even though they may only be around for some years of our lives, hopefully we’ll be around for all of theirs. .
We love all Breeds here at Houndog and give them the amount of energy and stimulation that each dog should have each day.
If you have any questions about this comment below! Or send us a message! We’d love to hear from you !! 🤗🐾
Hello! The purpose of this account is to share my adventures that I take with my family and also to advocate and provide information on cat attitude and behavior😸 I can be pretty expressive and I always let people know how am feeling but not all animals are as communicative as me! 🐾
A little background info on me is my mom “adopted” me on June 12th, 2016 from a box of kittens being handed out on the side of a parade in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. I was only four weeks old and could barely walk on my own so because I was separated from my mom so early I have a few quirks, but that’s what makes me unique! I’ve traveled a bit for just a small town cat, traveling between Slippery Rock University (where my mom went to undergrad) and Wellsboro, PA and then out to Denver, Colorado! I love being outside but since we live in the city now I had to learn to walk on a leash, which isn’t so bad since my mom took the time to make sure I was comfortable!
One of my goals is to summit a 14er while I’m out here in the Rockies so stay tuned for my progress on that!! Thanks for giving me a follow and I hope I can be entertaining and educational for my fellow Twoleg friends!!❤️🐾 #finntheadventurecat#finsleydale#catsofinstagram#instacat#catadvocate#catadventures#PAtoCO#denvercats#adventuremore#knowyourpet
Perseus (the black Moore) and Grover (the orange veil-tail). Percy has been bred so that his eyes stick out of his head, impairing his vision. This has very clearly affected his life as despite being the same age as Grover and living with him all his life, he's half his size. This is because Grover is better at getting food. Artificially selecting animals to make them more attractive to us ruins their quality of life, which is why it's so important to adopt, and to not support breeders or pet shops🐠🐠 #adoptdontshop#goldfish#telescope#telescopegoldfish#veiltailgoldfish#fishfacts#cute#knowyourpet
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Saber identificar el dolor en los animales va más allá que observarles cojera o que ellos emitan gemidos o llanto ☝🏽De hecho, la mayoría de las veces no emiten vocalizaciones por dolor. Éstas suelen estar presentes más que nada luego de un trauma o como un mecanismo de protección para que no nos acerquemos a la zona donde les duele. ¿Pero si por ejemplo tienes un perro con artrosis, displasia de cadera o problemas en su columna, cómo identificas si tiene dolor?
There is such a huge personality on this cat - she was a stray and she can be vicious but she's also immensely perceptive, caring, playful and funny. Living with her requires an in depth knowledge of her moods to keep fingers intact, so as well as being happy we found her I’m also happy she found us!
Mandi / grooming.
Tadinya, modal hairdryer bibiq ( aku maksudnya, bibiqnya anak anak),
yang ga pernah juga dipake sih ama manusia dirumah 😅.
Terus bapaknye beli penyedot debu.
Dan ternyata, bisa jadi buat anak-anak 😂
Ini cost yang kudu diperhitungkan juga nih menurutku, kalau mau melihara yang bulu panjang.
Karena hampir mustahil mereka ga dimandiin. Beda sama yang bulu pendek.
Yg bulu panjang, rata rata ( berarti ngga' semua, ya) males bersih bersih sendiri.
Cukup terjangkau sebenarnya pakai jasa groomer, dibandingkan dikerjain sendiri.
Apalagi kalau cuma sebiji, dua biji.
Cuma karena dirumah seabrek, ya penghematan.
Sisi oke nya, karena dilakukan sendiri jadi mempererat tali rasa antara doi dan kita, sipemilik.
(((( tali rasaaa )))) 😆😆
Well, you can take your pet to petshops / groomer to do this.
Or investing extra time to d.i.y 😆
But if you choose to take the second option,
make sure to learn how to do it properly & rinse their fur thouroughly.
When someone in a nearby mileage proximity is playing with fireworks and my dog hates it! I’m thinking if it’s already started, this is gonna be a long 5 days to July 4th. It’s ok Leia, mommy says there’s an oil for that!!! I take most of the drop for myself but she gets some of it for her collar and coat. Level chill right now. Know your pets, know your oils, safety first for my baby girl ❤️
#NoBrainer Walk pets early morning or evening & always in the shade. Keep ‘em hydrated & air conditioned & take lots of breaks. Heat exhaustion is dangerous & no one needs #EMERGENCY vet bills when your trying to save up for summer vacays.
Took them to the vet yesterday. Vet looked at them didn't ask about symptoms or even check their temp and said they had feline herpes. Since herpes in this age of cat would become chronic he wanted to put them down. I asked if it could be anything else and he gave me a list. We started antibiotics yesterday evening and they are already way better! (Even though they had no other symptoms of herpes) turns out they just had pink eye and were dehydrated.
Button & Brando taken to the vet by their Mom. They are not available for adoption. This is to illustrate that bonded bunnies taken to the vet together help comfort each other. Brando was eating less hay, less pellets and drooling. All indications lead Mom to believe Brando had teeth issues. Yep, molar points cutting his tongue and cheek. He is doing so much better after his tooth trim. Please keep your eyes on your bunny's eating habits, poops, behavior and physical symptoms. Helpful info from www.rabbit.org :
SIGNS OF DENTAL DISORDERS
Though dental problems are common, our little prey companions often mask the condition so as not to appear vulnerable. Thus, it’s incumbent upon caregivers to note changes to behavior and appearance, including: Pickiness about food or sudden change in food preferences
Wet fur or matting on face and forelimbs
Eating or drinking less, with corresponding change in fecal output
Change in weight
Reduced grooming behavior
Poor coat condition and loss of fur
Accumulation of cecotropes around the anus
Greater evidence of a problem includes:
Ocular (eye) discharge
Pain (e.g., hunched posture, grinding the teeth)
Refusal to drink
Swelling on the face
Unlike our canine counterparts the lifespan of a cat is heavily determined by their lifestyle rather than breed/ size (see previous post). Many pet owners struggle with the decision of whether to keep their cats indoors or outdoors. Generally, they tend to be afraid that their indoor cats will become fat and lazy. Or, they may think it’s cruel to keep cats cooped up inside, forced to spend their days staring out the window (both valid points, btw). However, indoor cats typically live longer than outdoor cats. Despite enjoying the freedom to roam, outdoor cats have an increased risk of being injured and exposed to infectious diseases (for example, FIV & Felv- both of which we'll discuss later). Bottom line, Whether your feisty feline lives inside or likes to go on the occasional prowl, it is important to cater to the needs of their lifestyle, & ensuring they're up to date with vaccination and parasite control schedules.
If you wish to know more, feel free to contact us! Let's talk! #knowyourpet#animalarktt#animalarkvets#veterinarian#petsofinstagram#aging#feline#dsh#dvm#indoorcat#outdoorcat#vetlife#vetmed#catsofinstagram
Springtime is the most common time of year for injuries in our pets, especially for those who have been cooped up over the winter.A sprain is an injury to a ligament that connects one bone to another. It's most common in the knees, elbows, wrists and ankles.Help your pets ease into exercise by gradually increasing activity each day. Watch for symptoms of a sprain like excessive licking, limping, swelling, or loss of appetite.If your pet is showing any signs of a sprain, we'll have him back on four paws in no time. #Knowyourpet#RanchoBernardoPetHospital#Protectyourpet#sprains#Dogsofinstagram#Dogsoftheinternet#catsofinstagram#catsoftheinternet
How many years is that in dog years?🤷🏽♀️🤔 It's one of those questions commonly asked by owners, and is a helpful tool for catering to the growing needs of your pet.
Aging in dogs varies from breed to breed (size), and affects the dog's health, physical ability and life expectancy. As with humans, advanced years often bring changes in a dog's ability to hear, see and move about easily. Skin condition, appetite and energy levels often degrade with geriatric age, and medical conditions arises. This is also one of the main reason why routine checkups are important.
Check out the chart and let us know how old is your precious doggie!🐶🐩🐕🐾
Ever wonder why Manx cats have such short tails? This breed has a natural
mutation in its spine. Despite being tailless, Manx cats are still extremely well
balanced! Find out more with VCA Know Your Pet: http://bit.ly/2p9swCR #knowyourpet#welovecats#catsofinstagram#manxcat