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When you take your pet to the veterinarian for a regular check up or if you are concerned that your pet may be ill, the vet will likely perform a CBC. A CBC, or complete blood count, is used to evaluate the cells that circulate through your pet’s blood. With the help of this test, your vet can find the first indication that your pet may be ill or in need of medical care in some way.
What is the CBC?
The CBC test actually takes a count of both the red and white blood cells in your pet’s blood. With the help of the CBC test, which requires taking a blood sample and performing what is called a “blood smear,” the vet can check for signs of illness. Having a low red blood count, for example, could be a sign that your pet is suffering from anemia. A high white blood count, on the other hand, is a sign of infection. Odd blood counts can also indicate inflammation as well as an immune system disease.
What is urinary incontinence?
Urinary incontinence refers to leaving puddles of urine where a dog or cat
sleeps. During the day, the dog or cat can hold their urine and urinate normally;
however, when they relax or fall asleep, urine leaks out. Most commonly, this
occurs in older spayed female dogs and is often referred to as ‘spay incontinence’,
‘hormonally-responsive incontinence’, or ‘urethral sphincter mechanism
incompetency (USMI)’. In male and female cats and in male dogs, usually there is
a more serious underlying cause for the urinary incontinence.
There are several treatments available for urinary incontinence. Medically,
estrogen or phenylpropanolamine can be used individually or together in spayed
female dogs, and 50-85% respond. For those that do not respond, there are
surgical procedures that can be tried; however, complication rates are high and
restoring continence is low
pet’s breed: chihuahua
pet’s age: 3
pet’s sex: female
My female recently had a litter of puppies and one of the puppies that were sold came down with a bacteria they are saying was spread from the mom and that she will die and all the other puppies who are not sick or show any sign of being sick will also die, the puppy apparently had blood in its stool today and was lethargic, but these are the first and only symptoms of this?
As pet owners, we are all concerned about the risks associated with anesthesia and surgery. Anesthesia and surgery is a more exact science than you might expect. The safety of general anesthesia is dependent upon the anesthetic agent, the equipment used, the methods of patient monitoring, patient status, and the expertise of the people involved. In fact, the safety of general anesthesia is dramatically improved by giving adequate attention to each of these areas.
To the doctors and staff of Research Pet and Bird Hospital, nothing is more important than taking steps to maximize the safety of a procedure. In fact, our core values demand that we use only the safest anesthetic agents, precise delivery systems, intense patient monitoring, and all measures available to improve the patient’s status to make the procedure a success. For us, it is a mission. Our focus and intensity does not wane until the patient is fully recovered and ready to go home. Anything else is a complete failure in our minds and hearts.
Ã‚Â what is Gingival hyperplasia ?
the answer is overgrowth of the gingiva (gum tissue) characterized by firm, nonpainful swellings associated with the gingiva. Gingival hyperplasia is sometimes referred to as fibromatous periodontal hyperplasia. Gingival hyperplasia is most common in large and giant breed dogs. There is a familial inheritance reported in the boxer, Great Dane, collie, Doberman pinscher, and Dalmatian
#Ã‚Â Baseline tests, which include a complete blood count (CBC), biochemical profile, and urinalysis, are usually within normal limits.
# Careful inspection and examination of the entire oral cavity is essential and may be diagnostic.
# Biopsy of the gingiva is the only way to diagnose gingival hyperplasia definitively, although it is often not necessary or recommended.