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Dr. Kim Smyth

Pet Health

How to perform CPR on pets

The goal of CPR is to provide blood flow and oxygen to the brain and major organs of a pet who has experienced cardiac or respiratory arrest (or both).
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Fluid therapy for pets

When we discuss treatment options for the various illnesses that may affect our pets, invariably fluid therapy comes up.
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It’s electric! Dr. Kim Smyth explains electrocardiograms

An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a very useful tool in your veterinarian’s arsenal for assessing your pet’s heart rhythm and rate.
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Bone marrow suppression in pets

Bone marrow suppression causes a disruption in the production of one or more of these blood lines, and it can cause severe consequences can result.
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Cancer cures: radiation therapy for pets

We are lucky that veterinary oncologists are out there ‚Äď ready to help our furry patients when we need them!
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Hypercalcemia in pets

It’s not a disease in and of itself; it’s a symptom that something else is wrong.
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Vasculitis in dogs and cats

Vasculitis happens when an overzealous immune system attacks blood vessel walls, interfering with their ability to carry blood to the tissues of the body.
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Different strokes: non-heat-related strokes in dogs

Strokes are acute vascular injuries in the central nervous system (often the brain).