A Bad Taste

The AVMA has recently taken what I consider its worst stance in years. The group has formally announced its opposition to raw food diets for animals. Many people do not realize how little veterinarians are required to know about animals (and for my purposes canine) nutrition. I am sure many of you have walked into…

Pixie’s Recovery or The 3-Day Buzz

So this is a bit (or very much) late. Pixie spent the night at ACCES. The docs consider 30mg/kg of body weight dangerous levels of phenobarbitol for dogs. Ms. Buttercup was pegging the needle at 64mg/kg. So, in addition to feeding her charcoal and inducing vomiting, they tried a relatively new treatment which injected lipids(fat) into…

Another visit to ACCES

So here I am again at ACCES, our local emergency vet. Pixie has always been “food motivated ” but on e she was put on prednisone and phenobarbital she became a first class predator in the house. She has eaten everything from tile spacers to entire shoes. This time she ate her entire month’s supply…

Pixie’s problems

It’s been a traumatic week for little Pixie Buttercup. The snow shot is how she looked prior to the swelling.