Entries by Lauren Parece

Support Pets and the Planet with the Ten Year Challenge

Written by: -Ali McNamara, RVT, Hospital Clinical Coordinator, Vista Veterinary Specialists If you haven’t already noticed, social media is swarming with the comparing and contrasting of the #10yearchallenge. It’s fun, right? A good opportunity to compare funny hairstyles, remember memories from college, or even have a good belly laugh. But what about when you compare, contrast and […]

Pet Car Safety and Canine Seat Belts

Written by: Lucas Daly, Veterinary Technician   Most of us drive with our pets regularly, whether it is to the dog park, a vet appointment, or just running some errands around town. In most states it is required by law that people use vehicle safety devices (aka seat belts) to reduce the risk of serious bodily […]

Electrochemotherapy

Written By:  Courtney Zwahlen, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) Electrochemotherapy (ECT) is a local treatment for cancer using a combination of chemotherapy and electric pulse therapy which increases the antitumor effect of the chemotherapy drugs. The procedure uses short high voltage pulses generated via an electric pulse generator machine. Once the pulses have been delivered, the cell’s […]

The Danger of Grapes & Raisins to Dogs

Written by:  Erica O’Donnell, DVM, MRCVS While many of us enjoy sharing snacks with our canine friends, many human foods are toxic to dogs including grapes and raisins.  At this time we do not know the exact toxic mechanism. The toxicity is idiosyncratic, meaning that there is no way to predict which dogs will be […]

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP): A newer biological approach to age-old treatment difficulties

Written by: Kristian Ash, BVMS, MRcVS, DACVS-SA What is PRP? Regenerative medicine is one of the newest fields of medicine and aims to prompt the body to heal itself by using the bodies own cells and substances to restore and repair damaged tissues. Although still in its infancy, regenerative medicine techniques are starting to permeate the […]

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Laryngeal Paralysis Review

Written by Kurt S. Schulz, DVM, DACVS Laryngeal paralysis is one of the most common causes of respiratory dysfunction and distress in older large breed dogs.  It may present either as a chronic progressive increase in upper airway noise and exercise intolerance or as a respiratory emergency with severe inspiratory distress.  Fortunately, surgical treatment is […]