Category: Dr Deepa Gopinath

Pet Radiology

Have you ever wondered how we take animal x-rays and perform other types of diagnostic imaging on dogs and cats?  Well, the equipment is much the same as what is used on humans. 

Hypothyroidism in Dogs

It is time once again to talk about that little structure in the neck: the thyroid gland.  We have covered what happens when this gland becomes overactive, but what about when it becomes underactive? ...

Pet Blood Tests

Have you ever heard the veterinarian say “I’ll just take a blood sample” and wondered how exactly we do this in our four-legged friends?  Well, blood sampling in dogs and cats is very similar...

Doggy Bloat

We’ve all heard of bloat in cows, but did you know that dogs can also get bloat? Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) is a condition that occurs in large and giant breed dogs, where...

Lilies Toxic to Cats

Everyone loves lilies, those glorious, fragrant flowers that immediately brighten up a room. Even our curious felines may feel the urge to nibble at these beauties. However, lily toxicity in cats is a well recognized illness. Most species of lilies and all parts of the plant and flowers cause a profound toxicity when ingested by cats. Cats become exposed by nibbling at flowers or leaves in the house or garden, licking the pollen off their fur or even by drinking the water that the lilies are in.

Tick Fever in Dogs: Ehrlichiosis

Tick Fever in dogs is caused by one of two parasites that are carried and transmitted by ticks.  Ehrlichiosis is caused by parasites of the Ehrlichia species and are spread to dogs by the...

Tick Fever in Dogs: Babesiosis

Tick Fever in dogs is caused by one of two parasites that are carried and transmitted by ticks.  Babesosis is caused by parasites of the Babesia species and are spread mostly by the brown...