Tethered Cord Syndrome in Dogs

Posted On: February 28, 2024

Categories: Neurology

While the diagnosis of tethered cord syndrome has been well-established in human medicine since the 1970s, it has only recently started to be diagnosed in dogs. It has only recently started to be recognized in veterinary medicine.  While it has been recognized with increased frequency  the literature remains sparse. Tethered cord syndrome (TCS) results from tension […]

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Aspirin, ibuprofen and their ilk: The good, the bad and the ugly

Posted On: December 1, 2023

Categories: ER + Critical Care

We have recently seen 3 cases of acute kidney injury related to a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). NSAIDs (pronounced “N-saids”) are widely used and readily available either over-the-counter or by prescriptions for human use. Aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, naproxen, and diclofenac are some examples of this class of drugs that are commonly […]

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In The News: A Reported Increase in Respiratory Disease in Dogs

Posted On: November 22, 2023

Categories: ER + Critical Care

There has been an increase in reporting of respiratory diseases in dogs. It has primarily been reported in several US states, and a specific new causative agent has yet to be identified.  Contagious respiratory disease in dogs (kennel cough or the canine infectious respiratory disease complex) is common and can be caused by multiple viral […]

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Public Health Agency of Canada Issues Notice re: Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Raw Food Diets (November 2023)

Posted On: November 22, 2023

Categories: ER + Critical Care

The Public Health Agency of Canada has released a public notice regarding an Extensively Drug Resistant (XDR) Salmonella outbreak linked to raw food diets. Feeding pets raw meat diets has always been a controversial issue with strong opinions on both sides. At Canada West, we request that the dog food left with our patients be cooked. […]

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