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Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego
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Canine lymphomas are among the most common cancers diagnosed in dogs. Today, on National #CanineLymphomaAwarenessDay, we want to educate pet owners and spread awareness. Here's what you should know:
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Today is Election Day - Please Be Sure to Vote!

We also have a fun announcment. We are challenging our fellow veterinary hospitals to show us their best Vet Wrap art throughout the month of November! Sending a pet home with a little piece of art on their bandage often boosts team morale and puts a smile on the pet owner's face. We want to spread the joy Vet Wrap art brings and will be sharing our best work throughout the month. You can follow the challenge on Instagram at #vetwrapchallenge. Be sure to follow our Instagram account as well @ethosvethealth.
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The heroes behind the scenes. Thank you to all our incredible technicians and assistants! Happy National Veterinary Technician Week!!!
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Meet Zia, a very wiggly, 4-month old Poodle mix puppy. Zia was adopted on August 7 and that same day she jumped off the couch, yelped, and became acutely non-weight bearing and painful in her left front limb. Her owners brought her to their family vet who gave Zia a pain injection, placed a padded bandage and diagnosed a fracture. Zia had fractured her radius AND ulna! She was referred to VSH North County, where she stayed overnight in the ER. Dr. Seth Ganz operated on her the following morning. She remained one more night in the ER to recover and went home the next day. Zia came back once a week for bandage changes and occasional radiographs to ensure her bones were healing properly. Her bandage came off one month later. Two weeks after bandage removal, Zia came in, pictured here, for her final follow-up and is doing great! Her activity is still restricted at home, which is probably the most challenging part of the whole process for her. Zia loves all of her nurses and doctors and is shown here with Dr. Wood.
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Gentle Mitzi is a 15-year old Japanese Bobtail who bears a strong resemblance to Internet sensation, Pusheen. Mitzi was treated by Internal Medicine specialist Dr. Jennifer DeBerry for inappetance, after a mass was found under her tongue by her family veterinarian. Kitties who stop eating and lose weight too quickly can develop a serious complication, hepatic lipidosis. To prevent this, an Esophagostomy tube (or E-Tube) was placed to provide nutrients and medication while bypassing her mouth. Throughout all of this, Mitzi remained her cuddly cute self and received tons of love in our Intermediate Care ward.
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The saying goes "Stop and smell the roses", not eat them! This drowsing 8-pound chihuahua cutie is Coco. Here she is recovering from anesthesia after having a blade of grass removed from her rostral choana, an opening in the nasal cavity that leads to the nasopharynx. That troublesome blade, which caused her nasal congestion and trouble breathing through her right nostril, got there while she was eating grass. Drs DeBerry and Loy Son removed the greenery via rhinoscopy and Coco should be back to smelling the roses shortly.
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September is Happy Cat Month and a happy cat is a healthy cat. Here's some tips to guide you in being the best cat parent you can be! http://ow.ly/LZhe30lNpAD
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Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday, September 9 for Canine Companions DogFest Walk 'n Roll at NTC Liberty Station! DogFest San Diego is celebrating the community of people and dogs that make it possible for Canine Companions to place assistance dogs with children, adults and veterans free of charge. Festivities begin at 8 am and continue until 11:30 am. Please stop by the VSH booth & say hi! http://ow.ly/l0HC30lJu9o
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Archie is a one-year old Dachshund who was transferred to our North County ER service from one of our referring veterinarians. It was thought that he had a carrot stuck in his throat. Dr. Ann Bettencourt, our radiologist, evaluated the images and noticed a small amount of fluid in his abdomen which can be life-threatening depending on what that fluid is. She performed an abdominal ultrasound and found free fluid in his abdomen, that turned out to be blood. Archie was rushed to emergency surgery to remove the fluid and stop the bleeding. After receiving a blood transfusion and being hospitalized for 24 hours, Archie was able to go home. We are happy to report he is doing well at home and happy to be a puppy again!
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This is “Princess” per her Mom and “Buddy” per her Dad, so our staff at #VSHNC calls her “Princess Buddy!”

Princess Buddy is a 10-year-old Cotton De Tuler who was presented to Dr. Kevin Mallery for Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA). IMHA is when the body mistakenly recognizes its own red blood cells as something foreign, such as a virus or infection, and destroys them. Princess Buddy was hospitalized for a blood transfusion and she did great! She came back to visit us today for her checkup and she is feeling pretty in pink! #VSHSD

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