Find more dog breeds here!

Translate

Total Pageviews

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Disclaimer


It is important to know that this blog is intended for educational purposes only. The advice I give should not replace the advice of a veterinarian who has actually examined your pet. It is strongly recommended that you have your pet examined by a veterinarian if your pet is ill.

25 comments:

Greg said...

Hence the name: 'A Vet Living In Toronto'. So, being a Montrealer, now living in Toronto, how do you like it here (beside the Queen streetcar)? Are our dogs more reserved and cats more hi string (lol)? Be easy, I am born and raised Toronto, a ture Trontonian.
Greg

Ghetto Love said...

Hello Torontovet,

I hope that you could use your professional point of view to help me solve some issues. I've been wanting to get a kitten for a while, but I have some doubts. I live in a bachelor apartment, i have some concern, regarding the cat scratching and urine spraying issues, since my apartment is not that big. what do i need to do in order to prevent all these things from happening? Is it expensive to own a cat, i mean money wise? Do you think declawing a cat is the good way to go? I would like to get a kitten, but it seems like toronto human society doesn't have any kitten available. where else can i go to look for a kitten in toronto?I live alone in Canada,with no family members around, i guess having a cat may give me certain amount of comfort.Please let me know what you think.

greg said...

If I may comment. I have had/have dogs, cat, fish and birds. If you believe that a cat does not 'fit in' with your situation, and you do not have the recourses to support a cat; shots, check ups... Then that may not be the right pet for you. Kittens take time and require trips to the vet. If you go to the Human Society or some where else, why not adopt an older cat? They need a home, and they will bond with you.

Peter said...

Hello Torontovet,

I have a puppy who will be neutured in one month's time. I have asked my vet for a quote and it exceeded $400. This includes a orchidectomy, castration certificate, overnight hospitalization, surgical procedure, anaesthesia, professional case, surgical pack, anesth. electonic monitor, i.v. fluids with anesethesia, ethacillin injectable, hydomorphone, metacam injection inpatient, metacam and trimline.

I understand veterinary care is a service and vets and nurses need to make a living, but is my vet charging me too much? I have been going to the 'hospital' since I got my puppy, and they are very nice people with well-rounded care and attention.

If I am being charged too much, what are my options?

Thank you!

Peter

TORONTOVET said...

Peter,

Hi. I don't think this is unreasonable. Is this vet doing laser surgery? You may want to get the details on the anesthetic monitoring. For example, is the dog's blood pressure monitored during surgery? the % of oxygen saturation? an electrocardiogram? other monitoring equipment?
Hospitals differ greatly in their monitoring so you might be paying for a good-quality anesthetic. In my opinion, it's peace of mind that's worth a million bucks. Take care.

Justin said...

Just a quick question;

Are grapes harmful to dogs?

From what I've read they can be, but I don't know if it's only in large amounts.

My 5month old pup got some today, and I was just curious.

TORONTOVET said...

Grapes and raisins typically have to fed in large amounts to be toxic. They have induced kidney failure in dogs at a dose of 0.41 ounces per kilogram of body weight (so if your dog weighs 10 kg, or roughly 20 lbs, 4 oz of grapes would theoretically be toxic).
While dogs shouldn't eat ANY grapes or raisins, one or two will likely not result in any problems (unless you've got a tiny dog). You may want to watch your dog for signs of vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy.
If this happens again, call your local veterinary emergency clinic for more details. Don't wait!
Thanks for your post, Justin.

Justin said...

Thanks for the quick reply!

I'll definitely come back for more advice! haha. I'll be a burden.

Justin said...

Me again, haha.

My dog is seeming to become antisocial. We used to take her to the park all the time, and she would play with all the dogs, bigger or smaller. But then a day or two ago it's like someone flipped a switch and she is not interested at all, and she just hides behind me at the park or wanders off to smell some trees.

What do you think could be the problem with her?

thanks again,

Justin

TORONTOVET said...

Justin,

It seems like something triggered some sort of anxiety in your dog. Perhaps a dog scuffle?
I'm not sure what's going on with her. You may want to talk to a trainer now, before she gets more anxious (if this is indeed what's going on).
For now, you may want to walk her in the park like before, and monitor her closely. However, if she comes back to you frightened, don't give in, don't lavish attention on her, just ignore her unless she's in immediate danger. Walk her around/through a group of dogs as if nothing happened. Under no circumstances should you coax or goad her to follow you. Just walk her straight through. This will help boost her confidence with her old friends. Keep me posted.

Justin said...

Justin here -

We did what you said and she's much better now. I think she was just a little scared because the majority of the dogs she was around were large ones. But now she's interested again, and we have started taking her to the park at a different time because there are a few more smaller dogs, and a couple puppys there for her to play with.

Thanks for the advice.

Adam Sadowski said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
OnlinePharmacy said...

RZi2Zb Your blog is great. Articles is interesting!

buy viagra in new zealand said...

MT5hoO Wonderful blog.

name said...

Bbz9zl Hello all!

meridia side effects said...

Thanks to author.

brazil delta airlines credit said...

Please write anything else!

name said...

Good job!

boston whale watching tour said...

Nice Article.

5 american idol tour said...

Good job!

haulage insurance said...

Please write anything else!

ringtones said...

Wonderful blog.

said...

Nice Article.

alcohol levitra said...

sBCw7e Magnific!

free ringtone said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.