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Summit Boulevard Animal Hospital Laser Surgery & Pet Dental Center 4444 Summit Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (561)439-7900
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Summit Blvd Animal Hospital and Laser Center
4444 Summit Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Kidney failure is one of the most common causes of severe illnesses in cats, especially in older... - 07/01/2020
Kidney failure is one of the most common causes of severe illnesses in cats, especially in older cats. A simple annual bloodwork and urinalysis will help us to diagnose, and treat kidney diseases in cats early before they manifest signs of renal failure.
Last 2 days we tested and diagnosed two cats with early kidney disease. Early diagnosis of kidney disease generally increases the chances for cats to respond and maintain a good quality of life.
Happy Flag Day Dr. Arun - 06/14/2020
Happy Flag Day
We have an explosion of Buo toads in West Palm Beach due to the recent rains.If your dog happens to... - 06/10/2020
We have an explosion of Buo toads in West Palm Beach due to the recent rains.
If your dog happens to bite or lick this toad please THOROUGHLY RINSE THEIR ORAL CAVITY WITH PLENTY OF WATER IMMEDIATELY and then bring them to our hospital.
The picture below depicts a Bufo toad, which are commonly found in many areas of Florida. When these toads feel threatened, such as when a dog is approaching them, they release a very dangerous toxin from their skin. This is their defense mechanism. Once the toxin comes in contact with your dog, usually via the oral route, your dog may exhibit any of the signs listed below:
* Hyper salivating
* Seizures, tremors, spasms of the limbs
* Disorientation and hallucinations
* GI signs: vomiting, diarrhea
* Depression Gastrointestinal problems
* Pawing at the mouth
* Respiratory difficulties
The severity of these signs vary depending on how much of the toxin came into contact with the pet and for how long. This will guide the chances of survival. Treatment consists of aggressive fluid therapy, anti-seizure medication, oxygen supplementation, and other types of supportive care in a hospital which may include hospitalization for several days.
Our hospital has seen many of these cases and our doctors feel confident in treating patients with this toxicity. Please rush your pet to our hospital immediately AFTER thoroughly rinsing their oral cavity in the case of a bufo toad toxicity.
For the pets,
Dr. I. Arun, DVM., P. A.
Dr. Nareiby Llanes, DVM
Summit Boulevard Animal Hospital
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