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Olathe Animal Hospital performs 1st Stem Cell procedure on a dog in Kansas

August 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Stem Cell Therapy

Olathe Animal Hospital has made history! Thanks to our dedicated and compassionate veterinary team, the first stem cell procedure on a dog in the state of Kansas was performed at our hospital on Dec. 23, 2009. Our patient, Dr. Burcham’s own dog (Monty), is the lucky dog who is the first in… Read more

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Senior Patient of the Week

July 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured Patients

George is an 8-year old Boston Terrier. He and his buddy, Humbug, also an 9-year old Boston, have been coming to Olathe Animal Hospital since May 2009. True to Boston Terrier form, they are full of personality and spunk! George’s health issues in the last year or so have included a bout of… Read more

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Dog ate naproxen tablet (Aleve)

February 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Dogs

Pugs will eat anything–especially Hagrid! His mom is aware of his vacuum-like ability to slurp up anything on the floor that’s even remotely interesting (especially if it’s “off-limits”). So when she accidentally dropped an Aleve (naproxen) tablet on the floor, and Hagrid snatched it up, she… Read more

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Heartworm protection that lasts 6 months

January 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Dogs

Would you be interested in protecting your dog from a devastating disease caused by worms blocking blood flow in the heart by our giving an injection once every six months as opposed to trying to remember to give a pill once a month and then having to remember to pick up refills?  What if it cost… Read more

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Rat poison and dogs

January 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Dogs

Thankfully, we don’t see rat poisoning too often here at Olathe Animal Hospital. But the patient we saw recently was a good reminder of the importance of keeping dogs away from rat poison. Penny is a healthy, 3-year old Maltese who came to see us after possible ingestion of a small amount of… Read more

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Food Allergies and Atopy in Dogs

December 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Dogs

Allergies are one of the most common and frustrating dermatologic ailments we struggle with in veterinary medicine. It’s absolutely amazing how expensive allergies are to treat, especially given that it’s not a life-threatening illness. However, they’re not curable and they DO affect… Read more

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Understanding cruciate ligament injury and TTA surgery

December 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Surgery

Dr. Peuser has had special surgery training for a procedure called tibial tuberosity advancement, or TTA. This surgery is performed on dogs who have torn their cranial cruciate ligament (the “ACL” in people).  The cranial cruciate ligament prevents internal rotation of the knee and also keeps the… Read more

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Broken teeth–what should you do?

December 14, 2009 by  
Filed under Dentistry

Earlier today, I examined a dog who had been adopted from a shelter. She was very sweet, albeit a little shy, and we could quickly see she’s a good snuggler. During my exam, I noticed some broken incisors and a broken canine tooth. Given her background, we’ll never know how she broke these… Read more

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Pet Insurance

December 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Pet Care Library

Do yourself and your new puppy a favor by enrolling in pet insurance as soon as possible. Most companies won’t cover pre-existing conditions, so the best time to enroll is when your puppy is perfectly healthy! Pet insurance companies and options have expanded greatly in the past few years,… Read more

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Microchipping

December 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Pet Care Library

We recommend having your dog or cat microchipped, which serves as permanent identification. If lost and turned into a shelter or vet office, the pet would be scanned with a chip reader, which easily picks up a number that corresponds to your name and phone number.  Olathe Animal Hospital… Read more

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