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Before You Breed Your Dog

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Our Blog | 0 comments

If you are contemplating breeding your dog, do yourself a favor and do some research before jumping into a project that, while often fun and adorable, can also very quickly become emotionally and financially draining. People express interest in breeding for all kinds of reasons. Some want adorable puppy versions of their very loveable dog to pass on personality traits. Some just want to witness (or let their kids witness) the miracle of birth. Some want to make a profit. And others truly love their breed and want to help improve their genetic pool. Here are a few things to ask yourself...

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March Pet of the Month

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Our Blog, Pet of the Month | 3 comments

Beemer was presented to the University of Missouri on June 22nd, 2016 for vomiting and lethargy throughout the day. He was suspected to have ingested a foreign body, and radiographs were taken to confirm this diagnosis. The following day Beemer was transferred to our hospital where Dr. Forbes performed an exploratory surgery, extracting two knee-high pantyhose tied together from his stomach and small intestine, which bound up so much so it looked like a scrunchie! Beemer recovered from the surgery well, and was discharged the following day.   By mid-July, however, Beemer began...

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February Pet of the Month

Posted by on Feb 4, 2017 in Our Blog, Pet of the Month | 0 comments

Buddy Mutnick, a 4 year old Terrier mix, presented to us here at Rock Bridge Animal Hospital on November 29th, 2016 because he had been vomiting for the past two days and his owner was very concerned. Little did they know that he would need to stay here at the hospital to have emergency exploratory surgery.   The day of Buddy’s appointment, his owner explained to Dr. Forbes that he had been vomiting for the past three days and that he had noticed some blood in the vomit. He had also thrown up about seven times that same day (including once during the exam) but he was still going...

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January Pet of the Month

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Our Blog, Pet of the Month | 0 comments

Elly Dowden is a 2-year-old female pit bull mix. Elly is a very active dog. She came to our clinic in October with the symptoms of vomiting for at least two days. She wasn’t interested in any food and her owners were starting to get worried. She was given wet food and ate it very eagerly but vomited it up just a few hours later. We immediately did x-rays and bloodwork to see what might be causing her symptoms. The x-rays revealed that she had a foreign body in her intestines. Exploratory surgery was performed of the abdomen and revealed her peritonitis was very inflamed omentum. The object...

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December Pet of the Month

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Our Blog, Pet of the Month | 0 comments

Zeppelin Doisy, a boisterous 6 year old boxer mix, is a frequent boarder in the kennels at Rock Bridge Animal Hospital. As a kennel assistant, caring for Zeppelin various weekends throughout the summer months and the beginning of fall has given me the opportunity to really get to know him and his consistent positive attitude. Arriving on Saturday evenings to begin the weekend after-hours care, Zeppelin always anticipates the attention he will receive as we start the shift.   The kennel assistant’s main goal is to provide reliable care to our boarders in both a low stress and...

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The Making of a Christmas Card

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Our Blog | 0 comments

If you’ve ever tried to take a group picture with a pet involved, you’ll understand this saga. Dogs are way more interested in getting attention from all those people behind them than looking at the flashing light on the camera. Here’s our attempt at making a Christmas card.   First, we had to take a test shot to make sure everyone would fit in the picture:     Then, we had to get all the dogs looking in the right direction. Some couldn’t care less about the treats (Holly!).     Still trying…     Getting closer, everyone’s in the picture now!    ...

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