Technology Recent advances in medical technology have really raised the standard of care in veterinary patients, and it is important that the veterinarians responsible for your pets care are using these technologies to better their standards of care. Some examples of these advancements are the integration of ultrasound (sonogram) into everyday veterinary practice and the […]
Bufo toads are the most common outdoor danger for pets. Summer rains can leave our canine companions feeling cooped up and anxious to get back outdoors. These rains also tend to attract dangerous outdoor creatures, and post rain walks can increase the risk of your pet’s exposure. It is important to keep some simple precautions
Need Help finding and choosing a Veterinarian? It is our wish at Boca Veterinary Clinic that your four legged family members have routine and consistent medical care. Two yearly veterinary visits for vaccines, fecal floatation’s and physical exams for the lifetime of a pet would be just perfect (according to you, us and your pet!).
Pet Emergencies happen. Here at Boca Veterinary Clinic, we have specific protocols in place to help get your pet to the doctor as soon as possible in emergencies. Understanding these protocols will help you and our staff to best care for your pet in times of crisis. Before you get to the Pet ER If
Why do cats and dogs vomit or throw up? There are many reasons why animals vomit. As veterinarians, we tend to think about the causes of vomiting in two big categories: gastrointestinal causes (related to the intestines) and non-gastrointestinal causes (outside of the intestines). Some examples of gastrointestinal causes of vomiting are viral inflammation (parvovirus,
Uroliths are commonly referred to as “stones” and can occur in any section of the urinary tract. Bladder or urinary stones are common in both our canine and feline patients. Regardless of specific type, they occur when the urine becomes too concentrated with certain components (precursors like crystals or mucous) and the environmental conditions of
What is a seizure? A seizure is a sudden, large amount electrical activity in the brain. What does it look like? This electrical activity appears in many different ways. The most common types of seizures cause an animal to fall to the side, “paddle” their limbs and lose consciousness. The seizure itself is often called