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Albuterol toxicity in Pets: Where’s your inhaler?

Millions of people in the United States suffer from asthma.  Many of these people have inhalers to use during an attack.   These inhalers are composed of a small pressurized canister that contains a solution of asthma medicine fitted into a plastic casing that releases a precise dose of the medicine in an aerosol form.  The medicine contained in … Continue reading

VMC’s November Patient of the Month

Simba’s Story Simba had no history of any physical ailments. He was on a routine walk one afternoon when another dog got away from its owner and ran toward Simba. Simba turned his body and his neck quickly to move away from the other dog, and suddenly dropped to the ground. All four legs were … Continue reading

VMC’s April 2015 Patient of the Month

Conoco spent some time with our Emergency and Surgery services, and we all loved him! Conoco’s Story: Conoco developed lower urinary tract signs in January, which prompted evaluation and treatment at another clinic. At that time he was hospitalized and treated with a urinary catheter, IV fluids and medications. He has since been monitored and … Continue reading

Handling a Pet Toxin or Poisoning Emergency

My pet just got into something he shouldn’t have. What should I do?   This could be the shortest blog post ever.  The answer: 1) Call your veterinarian or the nearest emergency veterinary hospital. 2) If #1 is not possible, call Poison Control.     ASPCA Animal Poison Control (888) 426-4435 Perhaps you’ve been through a … Continue reading

VMC’s Blood Hounds Canine Blood Donor Program

Your dog can help save lives! Did you know that dogs need blood transfusions to help treat serious illnesses, just like people?  Dogs need blood transfusions for many of the same reasons that people do, such as recovery from blood loss during trauma or some surgeries, to recover from some serious illnesses, and for acute … Continue reading

Izzy’s Story

Izzy was referred to the Veterinary Medical Center of Central New York by her family veterinarian.  Izzy, a 3 year old otherwise healthy Yorkshire Terrier, had collapsed and was non-responsive by the time she arrived at her family veterinarian.   She was not breathing well, and her veterinarian quickly responded by placing a breathing tube and … Continue reading

What is Veterinary Critical Care?

The Veterinary Medical Center of CNY is the only private hospital in Central New York to have not only one, but two, full-time Emergency and Critical Care Specialists. The following information provided by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care helps address many questions pet owners have about veterinary Emergency and Critical Care … Continue reading