re: Older Dog in poor health - LSUVET82 on 4/12/17 at 9:30 pm
Old dog struggling to jump = arthritis which is treatable. Old dog urinating in the house could be incontinence which can be treated along with a host of other issues that can be treated. Get some answers from a doctor before you listen to these clowns talking about shooting your dog. If you can't a...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Dog ate Sago Palm seed on Palm Sunday - LSUVET82 on 4/12/17 at 9:19 pm
Did your vet perform any bloodwork? Only way to tell extent of damage. Sago palms cause severe damage to liver and can lead to acute liver failure. Repeating bloodwork is only way to monitor response to treatment. I personally would not recommend steroids as they can't be contraindicated if the li...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: DVMs of the OB...career questions - LSUVET82 on 4/5/17 at 8:58 pm
When I graduated a relative gave me a nice stethoscope with my name engraved on it. Your only talking about $200 bucks here. Left the damn thing in a rental car but had it 6 years. You use it all day every day. Try not to wear nice things at work cause they get all manner of nasty things on them. E...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: DVMs of the OB...career questions - LSUVET82 on 3/8/17 at 5:21 pm
Owners are always a little timid to hire new grads just cause you have no idea what you are getting. 4.0 and top of your class doesn't make you a good clinician. It's about interacting with clients as much as it is diagnosing disease. You don't have a lot of leverage but a new grad willing to work ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: DVMs of the OB...career questions - LSUVET82 on 3/7/17 at 10:02 pm
I think Aubie hit on a lot of points. I started on a flat salary for my first few years and always felt I got shorted. So I would recommend a pro-sal type setup but some new grads are timid due to having no established clientele. It really depends on how motivated she is to work. I am on my third ne...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
re: My Lab May Die Due to Fungus (pics posted) (Updated 9-22-2016) - LSUVET82 on 9/22/16 at 8:54 pm
Need to take to LSU. They see a lot of Pythium cases and that is a very likely cause. It's acts more like cancer than just an infection. Need to highly consider amputation before it gets to a place you can't amputate. Dogs can live great lives with 3 legs. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Dog has a uti - LSUVET82 on 8/6/16 at 8:13 am
If you dog is having urinary issues that frequently then there is likely a reason for it. Does your vet perform a urinalysis every time. Has he ever talked to you about culturing the urine to see what type of bacteria if any is present and what antibiotics it is susceptible to. You may just have inf...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Update in OP; Treating young lab for heart worms - LSUVET82 on 2/3/16 at 3:27 pm
If you can provide documentation that you have purchased Trifexis through your vet and haven't had any overlap, Elanco ( company which makes trifexis) is very good at providing compensation. So definitely worth giving them a call. If you truly have never missed a dose then your worm burden should b...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: What do you feed your dog? - LSUVET82 on 9/16/15 at 9:43 pm
There was actually a study performed that showed Ole Roy was better balanced for dogs than Blue Buffalo. Blue Buffalo is currently being sued because Purina performed testing and found that all that "quality food" contained large amounts of chicken by-product despite being labeled some special food....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Flea/tick prevention for Dogs/cats - LSUVET82 on 4/27/15 at 4:22 pm
Your doing right by treating your environment but you have to treat your pets as well since that's an important part of the flea life cycle. There are multiple options from topical meds, oral meds, and collars. But I will tell you that harts, Adams, and most other over the counter meds you get at g...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Vet Help! Price seems high - LSUVET82 on 4/25/15 at 7:36 pm
Prices vary depending on the clinic you go to. Being an emergency visit with multiple nights of overnight hospitalization, that price isn't abnormal. I would have estimated 1200-1500 with IV fluids, diagnostics, injectable medications. Plus like you stated then they have to recheck your values. If y...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Any Vets on the OT? - LSUVET82 on 4/21/15 at 9:46 pm
I agree with molsusports. Really need some diagnostics in order to reach any diagnosis or prognosis. Lethargy and weakness could be any number of things. I have had patients with full blown cancer come in wagging their tails and patients with gastroenteritis come in completely unresponsive. So until...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Dog - disc herniated in back from jump, Updated, bad. - LSUVET82 on 2/9/15 at 9:26 pm
Well that's a good sign. Could just be a bulging disc vs a ruptured one. Very likely to recover if so but I would start a fund for precaution just in case he were to rupture it sometime in the future . Quicker you get to surgery the better and usually looking about 3-4k. Keep him rested for 4 week...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Dog - disc herniated in back from jump, Updated, bad. - LSUVET82 on 2/9/15 at 7:49 pm
Has vet mentioned whether or not your dog has deep pain. This is the main indicator for severity. To test this they clamp onto your dogs toe with hemostats. If he doesn't yelp or feel then likely there is a ruptured disc with severe spinal cord compression. Prognosis becomes poor at this point eve...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: OB Vets: Does this look like a snake bite? - LSUVET82 on 11/30/14 at 4:04 pm
No, snake bite would not be my first thought. Looks more like an abscess, spider bite. Being a boxer if it doesn't improve consider skin tumor, such as mast cell tumor. I would shave the area so you can see and clean it better. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Recommendation for 12yr old lab with hip issues? - LSUVET82 on 6/16/14 at 11:44 pm
No he graduated vet school at about the time I started undergrad at LSU. Looks like there are 2 LSU grads there. Both older than me. Looks like a nice clinic though. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Recommendation for 12yr old lab with hip issues? - LSUVET82 on 6/16/14 at 11:32 pm
I would have some basic bloodwork done to assess liver and kidney values. Always recommend X-rays to see where exactly the main issue is. I would at minimum start him on NSAIDs like previcox, meloxicam, or rimadyl. I have plenty of patients who treat daily for years without major side effects ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
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