1. Sun Exposure Can Kill

    We recently responded to an emergency for a French Bulldog in distress. The poor dog was taking a leisurely stroll on the Venice Beach Boardwalk with his guardian. After awhile the dog became lethargic and refused to go further. He started to vomit and have diarrhea. He was taken to the shade of a local store where we found him panting, drooling in pain with a fever of 104.7! He was stabilized and…Read More

  2. Armadoggon

    You enter a yard a barking leaping Boxer named after a famous one greets you behind a sideways removed room door leaned to block him and his housemates. The Boxer just returned from neutering at the shelter and still had his testosterone enough to rip a hole in the shepherd mix now nipping at your pants, ripping the invoice from your hand. The caretaker apologizes while attempting to herd the 4 do…Read More

  3. Big Dog on 2nd Floor…

    ...will eventually become a difficult situation. Mel (not his real name), the 110lb labrador mix still sporting his cahones, was slowing down on his walks in Sherman Oaks. His human dad was getting old himself and having back trouble of his own. The local veterinarian had found arthritic changes in his lower back and gave him a general pain killer (Tramadol, synthetic opiod). This was the day he c…Read More

  4. Dog Saved by Viagra

    Another beneficial use of the most popular medication on the planet has turned up in veterinary medicine: Viagra AKA sildenafil citrate. I have recently learned its other miraculous uses other than the drug's emotionally and over-utilized beneficial side-effect. A wonderful cattle dog, Rat, was seen for weakness and exercise intolerance. Rat lived with his two owners in beautiful Topanga, the town…Read More