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Island Animal Hospital Wellness Alert: Confirmed H3N2 Canine Influenza in Our Area.

PET OWNERS H3N2 CANINE INFLUENZA VIRUS FACT SHEET Provided by University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Click here to download a printable version of this sheet What is H3N2 Canine Influenza Virus? H3N2 canine influenza virus (H3N2 CIV) is a very contagious influenza virus that infects dogs. This virus recently emerged in the US…

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Island Animal Hospital helps with pet allergies

May: Pet Allergy Awareness Month

During the month of May, we focus our pet parent education on pet allergies. An allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder involving the immune system.  In other words, the body’s system responsible for fighting infection is triggered in response to something other than potential infection.  In the case of food, it can be a protein, carbohydrate,…

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Gastropexy Bloat Patient at Island Animal Hospital

Meet Featured Pet, Dude! An Island Animal Hospital Gastropexy Surgery Patient

Gastropexy is a preventative surgery against a very dangerous occurrence called Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV), commonly called bloat. Bloat happens when the stomach fills with gas and rotates. This rotation can cut off circulation to the stomach and spleen. Bloat quickly turns into a surgical emergency as the dog goes into shock, and if not…

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Meet dude: Gastropexy Surgery Patient

Gastropexy is a preventative surgery against a very dangerous occurrence called Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV), commonly called bloat. Bloat happens when the stomach fills with gas and rotates. This rotation can cut off circulation to the stomach and spleen. Bloat quickly turns into a surgical emergency as the dog goes into shock, and if not…

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