Paws & Claws Corner

These are published newsletter articles from the Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing & Allied Health.

Poisoning in dogs and cats

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Indoor or outdoor plants can be poisonous by virtue of potential toxins present in them. Prescription and non-prescription medications can be a source of toxin if accidentally consumed by the animal. House hold cleaning solutions, antifreeze, rat or mouse baits, pesticides, herbicides, lead-based paints and potpourries can be toxic.

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First Aid for Common Pet Emergencies

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Bruises can be caused by a mild blunt trauma, a bleeding disorder or a tumor. Most commonly they appear as red marks on the skin along with swelling that can be blood filled (hematoma) or serum filled under the skin. For this type of injury apply cold compresses 4-5 times a day with a 15 minute duration for several days. If the swelling is not going down or new areas of bruising appear contact your local veterinarian.

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Feline Hyperthyroidism

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Endocrine disease is generally seen in cats 10 years old and older with no sex predilection. This disease occurs due to excessive circulating concentrations of thyroid hormones, namely Thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3). The disease is most commonly caused by to a functional adenomatous hyperplasia (adenomas) involving one or both thyroid lobes.

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