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Amber LaRock

I’m a Licensed Vet Tech with a passion to spread awareness for animal welfare and knowledge as far and often as I can!

Pyoderma in Dogs – Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Pyoderma in dogs is an extremely common skin condition, and is one of the most common reasons behind canine visits to the veterinarian. Since you will likely see this condition many times throughout your veterinary career, we’ll dive into what pyoderma is, what causes the condition, and how to treat pyoderma in dogs. What is …

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Metronidazole For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, And Side Effects

What is Metronidazole?  Metronidazole for dogs is a strong antibiotic that is used in human and veterinary medicine. Though metronidazole, or Flagyl, has not yet been approved by the FDA for use in dogs. Metronidazole in dogs is an extremely common treatment for gastrointestinal upset. If you’ve spent any time working in an animal clinic, …

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Heart murmurs in dogs – What is it and what are the main causes?

What is a heart murmur in dogs?  A heart murmur in dogs is the irregular heartbeat sound that’s heard when listening to a dog’s heart with a stethoscope. When a dog’s heart is functioning properly, you can hear a clear and concrete heartbeat. When the heart is compromised, it can result in abnormal turbulent blood …

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DKA, or Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Dogs

You are probably familiar with diabetes in people, but did you know that pets are susceptible too? Did you know that canines who are diabetic can develop a life-threatening condition called DKA, or diabetic ketoacidosis in dogs?  This disease is serious and requires emergency veterinary care. Unfortunately, it may be fatal even with treatment. Diabetic …

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What is Laser Therapy for Dogs and What are the Benefits?

Laser therapy for dogs is a fairly new addition to the veterinary world. Since it has been introduced, veterinarians are finding a multitude of different conditions it can help to improve, and the ways that it can enrich a painful dog’s life. What is the difference between Cold Laser Therapy and Laser Therapy? When researching …

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Erlichiosis: All You Need To Know

Ehrlichiosis is a group of tick-borne diseases that can cause devastating effects on the immune system and overall health in general. It has a variety of different names that it is known by, including canine hemorrhagic fever, canine rickettsiosis, canine typhus, tracker dog disease, and tropical canine pancytopenia. Even though several species are in existence, …

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Digestive Disorders: Pancreatitis in Dogs

What is Pancreatitis in dogs?  The pancreas is a small organ in the dog that is responsible for aiding in digestion and regulating blood sugar. In a healthy dog, the pancreas will secrete digestive enzymes in controlled amounts, that will help to break down the nutrients that the dog consumes once they get to the …

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The Role of a Veterinary Receptionist

Veterinary Receptionists are an essential part of a veterinary practice. They are often the first face you see upon entering the building, and the last face you see when exiting. The impression that Veterinary Receptionist gives to clients and pets is lasting, making their role in a clinic extremely important. What Are The Duties and …

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