As you may be aware from recent media reports, there has been a voluntary recall of select Hill’s Pet Nutrition canned dog food products due to elevated levels of Vitamin D. The specific products affected may be found here: www.hillspet.com/productlist. The recall does not include any dry dog foods, cat food (dry or canned) or treats.
Recently, the kitchen at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center nutrition center underwent a transformation thanks to a generous gift from global pet care leader Purina. The upgrade has allowed the Veterinary Medical Center to stock more diets and to centralize diet options that historically were stored within each specialty area.
According to Dr. Valerie Parker, associate professor-clinical in the small animal internal medicine and nutrition service, the new kitchen benefits pets during their stay and when they head home too.
Our Pet Hero Keela featured in this article about one of the clinical trials the Blue Buffalo Veterinary Clinical Trials Office is working with Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Click here for more info.
Like many people who first become interested in showing and breeding dogs—in their case, the extremely large, loveable breed of mastiffs— John and Camron Priest found they had a steep learning curve to navigate. In addition to questions about how to breed dogs and what traits to select for, they also had to learn some lessons the hard way.
While we have no confirmed cases of canine influenza virus (CIV) at the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, the following provides an overview of symptoms to watch for, what to do if your dog is showing signs, and preventive measures.
Symptoms of Canine Influenza Virus (CIV)
There are two strains of the virus, H3N8 and H3N2. Symptoms resemble those of “kennel cough.”
Watch for coughing, nasal and eye discharge, sneezing and fever (104-105oF).
Other more serious symptoms include lethargy, or not drinking or eating.
When you encounter William Bradfield for the first time, you are met with a 154-pound Black Russian Terrier ball of fur and love. He is a bit slower now at the age of 8, but you would never guess that at one time in his life he was having one to two seizures per day.
The Orthopedic Surgery service within the Veterinary Medical Center
Veterinary orthopedic surgeons from specialty referral hospitals across the United States attended the inaugural “Advancements in Canine Total Hip Replacement” continuing education workshop at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) last weekend.
Dewey: Back in Action
After their dog, Dewey, suffered a urinary tract infection and kidney removal, Dan and Kim Orr were ecstatic with his recovery, and couldn’t be happier to have him back home.
Dr. Jeanette O’Quin, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and Dr. Laurie Millward, assistant professor in Veterinary Clinical Sciences, were guests on the WOSU show “All Sides with Ann Fisher” to discuss Canine Distemper and pet wellness.
At a whopping 22 pounds, Bauer Hazen doesn’t look like he could handle much. However, similar to his namesake, Jack Bauer, from the popular television show “24”, Bauer is a force to be reckoned with.
When Cindy met Bob ten years ago, she was already a strong advocate of the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center (VMC). When she moved from Chicago to Columbus in 2003, her first task was to find a kitty cardiologist for her two Persian cats, Princess and Jackson who passed by 2009. Ohio State was the natural choice. So when she met Bob and his three cats - Plaid, Fluffy (Plaid’s biological sister) and Sebastian - she introduced him to the VMC.
With the spring season upon us, more flowers are making their way into the household. Flowers are known for sprucing up the environment, and less known for posing a significant threat to pets. One of the deadliest flowers a cat owner can bring into their home -despite its beauty- is the lily.
Residencies to be renewed and expanded to four major institutions.
New York, NY - The American Kennel Club, the world's largest purebred dog registry, the Theriogenology Foundation and the AKC Canine Health Foundation announce that the recently established American Kennel Club/Theriogenology Foundation Companion Animal Residencies in Theriogenology are being renewed and expanded to four univiersities in 2016. Read more.
Beginning on the evening of March 2, 2016, as part of our lobby reconstruction, the main entrance to the Hospital for Companion Animals, as well as the client parking lot directly out front of the building will be closed to all traffic and visitors. Non-emergency clients will need to park directly across the street (Vernon L. Tharp) from the Hospital for Companion Animals and enter through the Hospital for Farm Animals doorway. Directional, way-finding signage will be posted along Vernon L. Tharp Street.
When Phoebe, a 23-month-old cat from Missouri, took a few nibbles of a lily plant, her owners didn’t think a thing. Unfortunately neither Phoebe nor her owners were aware of the dire consequences that would ensue.
Lilies are highly toxic to cats when ingested, and if not treated immediately can be fatal in as little as 72 hours. Lily poisoning, particularly from plants of the Lilium or Hemerocallis genera, causes rapid kidney failure.
Fox28's Good Day Marketplace crew got a sneak peek of the brand new Intensive Care Unit located in the Hospital for Companion Animals. They also interviewed the new Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Rustin Moore, and learned about the new MRI for animal patients of all sizes. View the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAF8Yo26jM4&index=1&list=PLVJHjLYVOrAgW5A1FxMC3FBOXESe9WO21
Cristina Iazbik, animal blood bank manager at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, was recently interviewed by the onCampus newspaper for their 2015-2016 Resource Guide for a cover feature article focusing on Buckeyes holding unique campus jobs. Read more: http://oncampus.osu.edu/nobody-else-like-me/
In May, a lab mix puppy named Zelda was brought to Rascal Animal Hospital and Emergency Care with two broken legs. Veterinary staff at the hospital suspect that Zelda was abused by her previous owners, as they were forced to bring her in after reports of a dog with severe injuries. Read more here: https://vet.osu.edu/vmc-news/puppy-two-fractured-legs-undergoes-surgery-vmc
Canine influenza outbreak
A canine influenza outbreak has been reported in the Chicago area. This is a new strain of virus - H3N2 - previously seen only in Asia, according to a report from Cornell University.
Brooke Burton discovered Dennis, a 6-year-old miniature dachshund, in 2013. Dennis had been in the care of Burton's relative, who had been over-feeding the dog with an extremely unhealthy mix of human foods, leaving Dennis at a shocking 56 pounds. He could barely walk.
One lucky dog is home safely, thanks to observant owners and the Emergency and Critical Care staff at the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center. Tank, a 4-year-old pit-bull, had been acting strangely with symptoms such as panting and a decreased appetite. Tank’s owners Mesanique Smith and Amekia Roach began Googling his symptoms – and realized they matched ingestion of rat poison, a lethal substance for dogs. After three days of treatment in the Intensive Care Unit of the VMC, Tank was released. “We’re just glad he’s okay and coming home,” Smith said.
Did you know that 1 in 4 dogs will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime? It’s a staggering statistic, but there is hope. Through clinical trial studies at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Clinical trials represent the cutting edge of medicine: research expertise meets new treatments and improved outcomes, including an improved understanding of the diseases, like cancer, that affect our animals.
Dr. Jonathan Dyce, an associate professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences, performed a successful total hip replacement surgery on Eddie on Jan. 8, one day after his arrival. The surgery will extend Eddie’s service life and “enable me to do my job better,” said officer Rezny.
Fox 28's Good Day Marketplace visited the cardiology deparment of the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center where they interviewed Dr. Brian Scansen, DVM, MS, ACVIM and Assistant Professor at Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine. To view the 4-minute segment and learn more about what the Veterinary Medical Center's cardiology specialists have to offer!