Gabapentin: Does it work?

IMPS has noticed an uptick in articles about Gabapentin use by veterinarians.  Always the skeptic, IMPS wondered if the benefits of this drug have been over billed

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published on May 31 2017 Category: medical - Tags: gabapentin, neuropathic, epilepsy

Don't Do The Twist

Do you have a large dog? One with a relatively narrow waist and a deep chest? These dogs, and those with a narrow and deep chest in particular, are at risk of having a twisted stomach. This is a potentially life threatening condition and pet parents should know the syptoms and risk factors.

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published on May 19 2017 Category: medical - Tags: twisted, stomach, gvd, bloat

On Easter, Is Your Cat Safe?

Holidays unfortunately can be very dangerous times for pets.  Often, dogs receive much of the focus on this issue as well, they can be goofy and chow down just about anything they find.  Cats, however, are generally more reserved (some might say refined) and edible dangerous to them are not as widely known.  IMPS brings your attention to Easter and the very real danger of lily plants to felines.

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published on April 13 2017 Category: medical - Tags: easter, lilies, cats, toxic

Thoughts on the Mars Purchase of VCA Inc.

IMPS was a bit under the weather the past few weeks, but is bouncing back now and ready for a productive 2017.

News came out two days ago that Mars (the candy people) are buying VCA Inc.  VCA (Veterinary Centres of America) is a chain of about 800 animal hospitals across the United States and Canada and began as one location in Los Angeles in 1987.  Is this a good thing?

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published on January 11 2017 Categories: medical, news - Tags: VCA, Mars, Banfield, hospitals

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