Medical Mews: Oakley’s Oxalates or Canine Bladder Stones

Oakley* is a 6 year old purebred Bichon whose owners noticed he was really uncomfortable and had difficulty peeing. He was brought in to the Moncton Clinic, where Dr. Duerr discovered Oakley had Bladder Stones. Bladder and kidney stones come in multiple different types; the most common two types are Struvite and Calcium Oxalate. Oakley […]

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Pre-Anaesthetic Bloodwork and IV Fluid Therapy

Whenever an animal is placed under an anaesthetic for a routine procedure such as a spay or neuter, the owner is presented with two options: Pre-anaesthetic Blood work and IV Fluids. While not mandatory in young and healthy animals, IV fluids and Bloodwork provide added benefits to the health of your pet during anaesthesia and […]

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Declawing and Its Alternatives

Cats scratch. It is a natural behaviour. Cats scratch to mark territory, they scratch to condition their nails, and they scratch just because it feels good to them. For their own well being we should not try to prevent cats from scratching, but what do we do if our beloved kitten is ruining our furniture, […]

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Who Wouldn’t Want A Rat?

Rats are a rarely chosen but fantastically rewarding furry friend. They can be everything you want in a companion; cuddly and affectionate, playful and unique, independent and just plain easy to love! As a veterinarian, I’m actually surprised that more people don’t have more pets from the Muroidea family (which includes rats, mice, gerbils, hamsters, and many more little mammals). […]

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Bringing a Pet to the Hospital for Surgery

What You and Your Pet Can Expect It is likely that every pet will need to be put under an anesthetic at some point during their lives. Whether it be for a routine procedure such as a spay or neuter or a more serious issue, surgery can be a source of anxiety for both the […]

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