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Cat Melena

…• Foreign bodies in the intestine • There are a variety of intestinal disorders that can cause melena such as twisting of the stomach • , other infections, some cancers, excess stomach acid • Metabolic disorders such as kidney or and • Inflammatory bowel disease • If your cat licks a bleeding wound or has bleeding in the mouth, that blood can turn dark and be considered melena • Blood clotting disorders • Irritable bowel syndrome • If your…

Dog Melena

…• Foreign bodies in the intestine • There are a variety of intestinal disorders that can cause melena such as twisting of the stomach • , other infections, some cancers, excess stomach acid • Metabolic disorders such as kidney or and • Inflammatory bowel disease • If your dog licks a bleeding wound or has bleeding in the mouth, that blood can turn dark and be considered melena • Blood clotting disorders • Irritable bowel syndrome • If your…

Dog Laryngeal Paralysis

…lateralization during which one or more sutures hold the arytenoid cartilage in the maximally abducted (open) position. In this open position, sufficient air can pass. Small risks include bleeding during surgery, drainage, swelling, and aspiration of stomach contents during surgery. After surgery, aspiration of food and water may occur. Pneumonia is another complication. For severe acute symptoms, oxygen therapy and sedatives, steroid or…

Dog Bad Breath

…kidney disease can also give rise to this problem, as waste products are exhaled through the breath from the blood. A dog may also suffer from bad breath if it has a bleeding stomach ulcer. Under such circumstances, the foul odor of digested blood will rise up from the dogs stomach and exit through its mouth. Uncontrolled diabetes can also cause halitosis. This is due to the fact that diabetes can cause the metabolism of muscle and fat, which…

Cat Bad Breath

…illnesses and diseases can give rise to feline halitosis. For example, lung diseases such as lung cancer can cause bad odors to be released through an animals mouth. Bleeding stomach ulcers can also give rise to bad breath, causing an odor of digested blood to rise up from the stomach to the mouth. Furthermore, uncontrolled diabetes can cause halitosis. A diabetic cats weakened immune system allows infections to occur that would otherwise be…

Dog Aspirin Poisoning

…aspirin. However, dogs, particularly younger, smaller ones and puppies, are prone to problems from aspirin toxicity as well. Toxicity from aspirin can cause stomach problems, problems with breathing, neurological issues, as well as bleeding, and even death. The more common in dogs is the stomach and gastro-intestinal issues, such as with and , that are related to aspirin toxicity.Symptoms of Aspirin Toxicity If you have reason to believe that…

Cat Aspirin Poisoning

…owner. Cats are more susceptible to the effects of aspirin and salicylates than dogs are because they are not as readily able to metabolize the aspirin. Toxicity from aspirin can cause stomach problems, problems with breathing, neurological issues, as well as bleeding, and even death. The issue will most often be a depression of a cat’s central nervous system.Symptoms of Aspirin Toxicity If you have reason to believe that your cat has ingested…

Cat Splenectomy

…your cat will bleed to death.Splenectomy If your vet determines that your cat has a benign mass that can be surgically removed, a splenectomy will be performed. This can only be done if there hasnt been a huge blood loss that would further compromise your cat’s health. Hopefully the mass will be detected before there is a bleed. If the spleen is hemorrhaging, emergency surgery must be done immediately. You cannot wait until the bleeding stops. If…

Dog Splenectomy

…your dog will bleed to death.Splenectomy If your vet determines that your dog has a benign mass that can be surgically removed, a splenectomy will be performed. This can only be done if there hasnt been a huge blood loss that would further compromise your dog’s health. Hopefully the mass will be detected before there is a bleed. If the spleen is hemorrhaging, emergency surgery must be done immediately. You cannot wait until the bleeding stops. If…

Cat Rat Poisoning

…• Charcoal • Pumping the stomach • Anti convulsants • Kidney failure treatment • Brain swell preventative medications There is conflicting information on whether cats are adversely affected by rat poison. In most cases, a cat will not ingest anything that is harmful, which includes rodents that have ingested poison. However, cats are quite curious and have been known to ingest poisons. Convulsions, bleeding and vomiting are common symptoms…

Dog Rat Poisoning

…the reaction as well.Signs and Symptoms It can sometimes be difficult to determine poisoning, as the symptoms are similar to many other ailments. First signs can include but are not limited to: • • • • • • Bleeding Convulsions, bleeding and vomiting are common symptoms in dogs. There is a myth circulating that dog food prevents the absorption of poison, this is a fallacy. It is generally a combination of these symptoms that will tip you off…

Dog Ibuprofen Poisoning

…the well meaning person who simply wants to give relief to their dog but has no idea of the proper dosage to avoid offering a toxic one.Signs and Symptoms Initially the effect of the ibuprofen will quite likely be a stomach ulcer in your dog. More importantly than this, if you continue to feed the dog ibuprofen, the result will be fatal if you dont seek out intervention from a vet. If your dog has been given or has accidentally taken ibuprofen,…

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