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Zoonotic Diseases – Ringworm

  • February 28, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Today’s topic is Ringworm! Wrongly named, this fungus affects the skin and is not a worm at all. These fungi feed upon dead cells of skin and hair, and in people it will cause a round red lesion that appears like a ring of scales on the outer edges and normal recovering skin in the Continue Reading

Zoonotic Diseases – Ringworm

  • Courtney Sherlock

  February 28, 2013 Today’s topic is Ringworm! Wrongly named, this fungus affects the skin and is not a worm at all. These fungi feed upon dead cells of skin and hair, and in people it will cause a round red lesion that appears like a ring of scales on the outer edges and normal Continue Reading

Zoonotic Diseases – Leptospirosis

  • February 26, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Have you seen any wildlife in your backyard lately? Sure, they are cute. However, Leptospirosis is a serious illness that can affect wildlife, dogs, cats and humans (however, it is rare in cats), and is caused by a certain spiral shaped bacteria. It is transmitted through urine of infected animals such as raccoons, skunks, squirrels Continue Reading

The Big Day

  • February 22, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

It’s that time! Dudley is now 6 months old, and at 50 pounds he is getting to be a big boy. Although Fiona is already spayed, Dudley’s hormones are raging and I thought it would be best to get him neutered before he starts developing bad habits. Thanks to Dr. Sherlock, Emily Burnie and the Continue Reading

Puppy proofing the house

  • February 17, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Puppy proofing the house is a continual learning curve. Things that I think could never be chewed are destroyed in seconds. Thankfully, Dudley has almost outgrown his chewing stage and he’s starting to calm down. Fiona on the other hand… well… she’s a different story. Fiona has a sock obsession. Sometimes I don’t even know Continue Reading

After Diagnosis, How Do We Monitor and Maintain Heart Disease?

  • February 9, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

My pet has a heart murmur?!? When I tell a client that their pet has a heart murmur, the most common reaction is usually a wide-eyed, ‘oh my goodness’ kind of look.  A heart murmur can sound scary but it isn’t necessarily bad news. Hearing a heart murmur simply means that the blood flow within Continue Reading

Dental case #4 / SPCA pet of the week – Simba

  • February 8, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

Simba is a beautiful 1 year old, male, short haired cat that is currently in the care of the Metro SPCA shelter.  He has a bad case of stomatitis and needed to have all of his teeth removed, just like Maple did. His surgery went very well today and he recovered well. (Above) Here he Continue Reading

Understanding the Language of the Heart

  • February 7, 2013
  • Courtney Sherlock

By: Julia Downey I’m not talking about how to find that “special someone” or “new words to use to impress a date” I’m giving you a few terms and definitions that you may commonly hear at Eastern Passage Village Veterinary Hospital so that you can better understand one of the most complicated and important organs in your Continue Reading

Double the Trouble – He ate what?

  • Courtney Sherlock

Dogs Eat Everything! Everyone has been there, you’re at work and you get the dreaded phone call from home, and panic sets in. I was working Thursday night, and I received a phone call from my boyfriend Richard. “Dudley’s eye looks red, and his whole face is swollen!” I immediately stop asking questions and told him to Continue Reading

Understanding the Language of the Heart

  • Courtney Sherlock

I’m not talking about how to find that “special someone” or “new words to use to impress a date” I’m giving you a few terms and definitions that you may commonly hear at Eastern Passage Village Veterinary Hospital so that you can better understand one of the most complicated and important organs in your animal’s Continue Reading