Parvo, Surgery, Rescues, OH MY

Parvo, Surgery, Rescues, OH MY

Parvo, Surgery, Rescues, OH MY

Well, I was looking back at the past blogs and exactly this time last year I wrote a blog about Parvo and the virus disease as it was on the rise.  Guess what... it's the same again now.  Every year we see this and once again, Parvo is on the rise for the Spring. Please be sure your dogs and puppies are protected.
 

Recently we have seen several cases of tumors of the spleen.  It is a common problem in large breed dogs and unfortunately, hard to diagnose until the tumors are large enough to notice, or bleed (they are fragile an bleed easily).  We remove them regularly and they range from benign to cancerous to just a hematoma (organized giant bruise), but they need to be removed to stop the bleeding.  This is something we doctors look for in all big dogs, but if you notice your big dog with a larger, more tense belly, pale gums, sudden loss of energy, be aware of this and please call for a check-up.
 

Lastly, I wanted to let you all know we regularly have abandoned or orphaned babies and other pets who are given to the clinic to care for or find homes.  This month we have a few kittens and a juvenile Great Dane.  Please contact Dr. Haugo if you have any interest in being a foster parent or are looking for a new pet.  Adopt from the HSOY or your local veterinarian before considering a purchase... The Humane Society needs foster parents too.  Fostering is a great way to save a life and help a pet in need.  Happy Spring, and remember with Easter coming, please protect your pet from hazards of Easter candy, basket grass or lilies (highly toxic).

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