Using An Esophageal Feeding Tube

This video demonstrates the proper use of an esophageal feeding tube (aka esophagostomy tube). We will discuss food preparation, patient positioning,  proper feeding techniques and other tips.

Blood Transfusion Medicine

Blood sustains life. It is what carries oxygen, nutrients, and other essentials to every living cell within the body. Blood is composed of red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), platelets, and plasma (the liquid portion of blood). Blood also carries waste products to be filtered out of the body, transports hormones to target […]

Cushing’s Disease

Hyperadrenocorticism, or Cushing’s disease, is when the adrenal glands within your pet’s body are producing excess hormone levels. Anatomy lesson first. Next to each kidney, is one adrenal gland. “Ad” refers to “next to”, and “renal” refers to kidney; adrenal. The adrenal glands function by working together with the pituitary gland, which is located at […]

Prepare for your internal medicine visit

Dog at savannah veterinary

You have recently been referred to one of our internal medicine specialists (aka internist) by your family veterinarian, and I am sure you may be wondering what to expect. First of all, we are so sorry that you even need us, as this means that your pet must be quite ill, and you are worried […]

Vitamins are Important Too!

Vitamans B12

In internal medicine, we see a lot of chronic gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. Chronic GI diseases is defined by symptoms occurring for three months or longer. These symptoms may be off and on, or consistent. When there is chronic inflammation or disease within the GI tract, it can lead to nutrient or vitamin deficiency. Low cobalamin, […]