IVECCS Tip #3: Pelleted Diets For Birds

Avian nutrition has come a long way in the last twenty years thanks to pelleted diets.  These diets prevent birds from using what I like to call the smorgasbord approach . . . they pick out their favorite food items and drop the healthy stuff on the bottom of the cage.  Avian veterinarians have been recommending these diets to correct […]

IVECCS Tip #2: First Aid For Heat Stroke

If your pet succumbs to heat exhaustion or heat stroke, the treatment you provide on the way to the clinic may mean the difference between life or death.  Apply copious amounts of tepid water to their entire body before transporting them.  Do not use cold water.  Cold water causes peripheral blood vessels to constrict which slows down heat […]

IVECCS Tip #1: First Aid For Rattlesnake Bites

Last week I attended the 14th International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Symposium.  It was a terrific symposium attended by veterinarians and technicians dedicated to providing the best emergency care possible for our animal friends.  For the next two weeks, I will be blogging about things I learned at the conference.  I hope you will […]

Welcome To Ask The Vet

Welcome to “Ask The Vet”, a category of my blog dedicated to answering questions about the medical care of animals.  Please post questions that conform to the following guidelines: Readers are advised to consult a licensed veterinarian in your area for medical advice regarding your pet.  I can not comment on specific cases and will only provide information that is general […]