Thursday, November 19, 2015

Giant Kidney Worms in Dog of Local Military Veteran

On 7/17/2015 “Bob” Brim presented to Redmond-Kirkland Animal Hospital for a two day history of blood in his urine and excessive drinking/urinating.  He was adopted 6 months prior to presentation.  The shelter said “Bob” had been rescued from a neglectful owner.  He had not been outside of Washington since being adopted and the owner did not know where he lived prior to adoption. With diagnostic testing, Dr. Andrea Hoover was able to diagnose “Bob” with Giant Kidney Worms.  She coordinated with the surgery specialists at Seattle Veterinary Specialists for “Bob” to have a Nephrectomy (kidney removal) on 7/20/2015 for removal of the kidney worms.  They found one male worm free in the abdomen and one female worm in the kidney.

“Bob’s” background story from owner Andrew Brim:
Bob is Bob.  He's his own dog.  The VA helped locate him for me, WSU rescued him, and after 12 years of stumbling around after serving 6 years in the Marine Corps with depression major, chronic ptsd, and problems maintaining employment.  Within a week of having Bob, I got my rest.  He has earned the title Bob without quotations.  Bob has never been trained, but knows to wake me up during a night terror.  He has his own night terrors from his past, they sound terrifying, and I wake him and hold him.  We get through the tough times together.  Next month is our first full year together.  I am grateful to have Bob in my life, we've both made good progress, and we will continue to do so.  

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Information on Giant Kidney Worm:

Redmond-Kirkland Animal Hospital
7251 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE
Redmond, WA 98052
425-882-8000 p

425-882-8077 fax

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Pet Travel Tips

Are you planning to hit the road with your pets this summer?

Whether you are planning a lengthy family road trip or a quick summer getaway, there are some important things you need to know before making the decision to travel with your pets. Use the following tips to guarantee a safe and stress-free trip for the whole family!

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Hidden Dangers of Over-the-Counter Medications

Hidden Dangers of Over-the-Counter Medications

There are many medications available over the counter (OTC) at pharmacies and grocery stores that we consider to be safe, their use to be routine. We don’t think twice about picking up medications to help with pain or flu symptoms. What many people don’t consider is that these same medications can be very dangerous and even fatal for our pets....Read Full Article CLICK HERE

Friday, June 12, 2015

When Is a Goopy Eye a Problem?

Many dogs have thick eye discharge. Sometimes it is just in the morning; sometimes it has to do with a dog’s breed. Some breeds of dogs have eyes that sit differently in their skull, causing more discharge. And, sometimes, the goopy eye is a sign of a severe, chronic and painful condition called keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS). KCS is commonly called chronic dry eye.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Orthopedic Care for Dogs

Joint problems plague dogs just as commonly as they do humans. That's why orthopedic care can improve your beloved friend's quality of life.... CLICK HERE to read full article.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Great Tool for Pet Owners

Modern veterinary medicine has seen many technological advances: digital x-ray, color Doppler ultrasound, CT scans, and MRI. There is, however, another great tool that has helped veterinarians and that most people have at their fingertips - their smart phone! ... Read Full Article