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  • Stress-Free Moving—Pet Style
    According to University Hospitals of Cleveland, OH, moving ranks in the Top 5 stressful events that we will face.  But moves can be stressful for our pets, too. If you feel anxious, your pet may mirror that emotion and become extra sensitive.  Some pets will absorb their caregivers' emotions: if you feel anxious, they may […]
  • The Whys and Wherefores of Cat Color Changes
    It’s a day like any other day, except that your once cream-colored cat has taken on a brownish tone. Don’t panic, just yet.   Skin and hair color is determined by melanocyte cells in the skin and hair follicles. Those cells produce melanin which in turn produces the color. Remember what you looked like last summer; […]
  • Today - February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day
    Break out the treats.  Head to the pet store.   Visit the local shelter.  Today is National Love Your Pet Day.   The purpose of this holiday is to encourage pet owners to spend some time with their pets and show them the love and affection they deserve.  Dogs, cats, turtles, lizards, fish; it doesn’t matter.  It’s […]

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Importance of a regular calibration on your portable x-ray machine

The importance of a regular calibration on your portable X-ray machine can not be over stated. Many problems can be detected early and easily fixed when the machine is on a regular calibration schedule. As the x-ray unit ages the x-ray tube inside your machine will tend drop it’s output efficiency compared to where it [...]

By | June 17th, 2016|Tech|

Declaw Wrapping Tip

We all know how to bandage declaws, but in my experiences this little trick has cut down on post-op bleeding and makes the bandages easier to remove. Items you will need: 4 – 4×4 gauze pads 1 – Roll of Vet wrap 1 – Latex exam glove I set everything up prior to surgery and [...]

By | June 11th, 2016|Tech|

Clipper and Blade Care

I have used several different types of clippers and blades in my Vet Tech years, but I have also been a dog and cat groomer for over 12 years. I have seen a lot of people improperly clean and store clippers and blades. I do know that I have had to break my own rules [...]

By | June 11th, 2016|Tech|

Label, Label, Label

One thing that was a pet peeve of mine is not labeling items. I’m a bit of an organizing freak when it comes to work. There are several reasons to use labels on multiple different areas. Label all Autoclaved items!!! Autoclaved items have a 6 month shelf life for sterility. Some people may think, “we [...]

By | June 11th, 2016|Tech|

How to Intubate by Yourself

We all know that something like this isn’t what we necessary want to do, but we also know that there are times when we’re shorthanded and need an extra hand or have to figure something else out. In my Tech experiences I have had to accomplish A LOT of tasks alone from intubating to placing [...]

By | June 11th, 2016|Tech|

Importance of Labeling Radiographs

Labeling radiographs is extremely important for several reasons. Tells you which leg you are looking at or which side of the abdomen you are looking at. This may seem like common sense to some of you but I have seen radiographs without labels several times. Labeling the images correctly will help prevent costly mistakes. You [...]

By | June 11th, 2016|Tech|

CR System calibration and quality control

To ensure the production of high-quality radiographic images from a CR, a well-organized acceptance testing following the system installation must be carried out. Although the system may have already been calibrated by the manufacturer prior to the installation, the current working environment and conditions in a clinic may be different. A periodic quality control program [...]

By | June 11th, 2016|Tech|
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