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Shadi Ireifej DVM DACVS  veterinarysurgeon•biology•astronomy•fitness•🐶🐱🐾🌎🔭✈️🔬🌴

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A technique known as serosal patching is depicted here. @TheVegasVet utilizes this surgical technique often to promote healing of a segment of intestine that may need additional assistance to heal promptly. “Joey” the cat is our patient and he developed a duodenal perforation from trichobezoar (hairball) ingestion. Trichobezoar formation and obstruction is relatively common, especially in long-haired cats who groom themselves often. 🐈🙀👨🏻‍⚕️🏩






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Today we celebrate “National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day”! Similar to canines, our feline companions also benefit from the miracles of preventative medicine. Vaccinations, microchipping, dewormers, and general screenings are as much a cat thing as it is a dog thing. Despite their apparent independence and ability to care for themselves, we urge you to keep up to date with veterinary visits and follow your cat doctor’s recommendations. Our goal is for you to not see 100% of the diseases you prevent! 👩🏻‍⚕️❤️🐈🏩😺







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Today we celebrate “National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day”! Our feline companions can be very covert when they are ill. Even the sickest of cats may still eat, drink, and behave as usual. If you notice anything slightly off with your cat, don't brush it off! Visit a veterinarian for a thorough physical examination. The severity of disease does not have to correlate to the severity of clinical signs you notice at home. Be your cat’s voice! 👨🏻‍⚕️❤️🐱🏩





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Over the course of 100 minutes today, 14 states across the United States were able to experience more than 2 minutes of darkness in the middle of the day. Additionally, a partial eclipse was viewable across all of North America. The eclipse provided a unique opportunity to study the sun, Earth, moon and their interaction because of the eclipse's long path over land coast to coast. The image above of the partial eclipse was provided by @thevegasvet veterinary technician Mindy, whom was in Fresno, California today. 😎☀️🌙🌒🌑







#solareclipse #solareclipse2017 #partialeclipse #eclipse #uvrays #protectyoureyes #retinaldamage #science #nasa #astronomy #thecosmos #neildegrassetyson #astronomer #moon #sun #stars #universe #galaxy #farfaraway #startrek #starwars #iphonephotography #eclipsephotography #eclipsepic #sunglasses #thevegasvet

Phacoemulsification is an ocular surgical procedure performed by Veterinary Ophthalmologists to remove cataracts. As is the case with any procedure, complications can occur, and sometimes complications are seen at a higher rate in specific cases. Well a study published by the Veterinary Ophthalmology journal this month found the complication incidence of post-operative retinal detachment in the Shih Tzu breed was in line with other breeds but the complication incidence of glaucoma after phacoemulsification surgery was higher than the expected average in this breed (under 19% versus 29.3% in this study). 👀🙀👓






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Published in BMC Veterinary Research (2017): Covering the eye of all snakes is a transparent integumental structure known as the spectacle. Thickness of the spectacles of 217 snake species belonging to 14 different families were analyzed. Fossorial (one that is adapted to digging and life underground) and aquatic snakes had significantly thicker spectacles than arboreal (those that live in trees) and terrestrial snakes. The overall analyses showed that spectacular thickness could be predicted by taxonomic family and habitat, but not activity period. Thus this study showed that spectacular thickness varies greatly across snake species and may reflect evolutionary adaptation and development. 🐍🐍🐍








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Please follow your family veterinarian’s recommendations on the prevention of heartworm disease. Depending on which region of the U.S. you reside, this mosquito-spread disease can be quite common. The condition can be lethal, leading to heart disease, heart failure, and death. The treatment and prognosis for dogs that actually contract and are ill from heartworm infection is far more costly and dangerous than taking simple preventative measures. Enjoy the summer months with your dogs safely! 💔🐶💊








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These are kittens that are available for adoption immediately at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah! Preventative medicine may be the most effect tool we have to treating diseases…BEFORE they develop! Follow your family veterinarian’s recommendations carefully with your new puppy or kitten. Preventative medicine, such as castration (neuters/spays), deworming, and vaccinations, WILL save lives and avoidable expenses as your pet ages! 😻👨🏻‍⚕️❤️🐱😻👩🏻‍⚕️❤️







#kittens #kittensofinstagram #kittenface #adoptasheltercat #adoptakittentoday #adoptdontshop #spayandneuteryourpets #3littlekittens #animalshelter #animalsanctuary #whiskersnpaws #whiskers_n_tails #meowmix #babykittens #fosterakitten #rescueme #kittensmittens #kittenlovers #catsofinstagram #catlovers #takemehome #thevegasvet

Alvin is a 5 year old domestic shorthaired cat who suffered a traumatic tibial fracture. After repair the infection was so severe, necessitating a full pelvic limb amputation with coxofemoral joint (hip) disarticulation. He has had a swift recovery since ! He was surrendered by his original owners and adopted by a veterinary technician at United Veterinary Specialty and Emergency in Campbell, CA. Pets can do quite well on three limbs if they're the right candidate for the surgery. Let's give Alvin a round of applause for being a champ ! 🏩👨🏻‍⚕️🖤🐱







#amputation #catamputation #3legs #3leggedcat #threeleggedcat #catpeople #blackcatsarelucky #crazycatlady #catsofinstagram #meow #cutekitty #tibialfracture #surgeryrecovery #coxofemoral #rescued #veterinarysurgeon #veterinarymedicine #veterinaryspecialists #veterinarytechnician #thevegasvet

Meet “Rudy”, a 6 year old male Mix breed dog suffering from right-sided hemiparesis. You'll notice his right thoracic and pelvic limbs are neurological abnormal. Based on MRI and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) results (see our morning post!), @TheVegasVet diagnosed him with a fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE) in his cervical spinal cord (C1). Although this condition is relatively common in dogs, its exact cause is still speculation. He should have a good prognosis and slowly recover over the next several weeks to months! 🏩👨🏻‍⚕️💉🐕







#csf #csftap #cerebalspinalfluid #cervicalspinalcord #fibrocartilaginousembolism #embolism #slowrecovery #recoveryprocess #theprognosisisgood #diagnostics #veterinarian #veterinaryspecialists #veterinarysurgeon #veterinaryneurology #hemiparesis #veterinaryhospital #veterinarystudent #vetschool #vetstudents #lameness #caninemedicine #thevegasvet

Ependymal cells line the natural interior cavities of the brain called ventricles. These cells produce a fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord called cerebrospinal fluid or CSF. @TheVegasVet is performing a spinal tap here on a dog with neurologic disease, collecting CSF to have it evaluated by a veterinary laboratory. These results, in conjunction with the patient's clinical signs, Dr. Ireifej's physical examination findings, and MRI results will aid in diagnosing the patient and implementing the most appropriate treatment. 🏩👨🏻‍⚕️💉🐕






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Today we celebrate National Black Cat Appreciation Day! This is “Leo” owned by our amazing technician Mindy! “Leo” was an orphan kitten whom Mindy found in a barn during the San Diego wildfires in 2006. He is very friendly and quite the vocal feline; undoubtedly because he is constantly thanking his owner for saving his life! 👩🏻‍⚕️🖤🐱🔥





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