I HAVE A SICK ANIMAL, WHAT DO I DO?
Consult your closest veterinarian as soon as possible. It is not possible to assess or treat an animal without obtaining a history and performing a full physical examination, and possibly other tests.
WHO IS THIS BLOG FOR?
This site is for pet owners, colleagues and animal lovers. There are so many things that I encounter on a daily basis that tend to disappear into my memory. This is a way of keeping record of unique and interesting experiences and cases, sharing those with pet owners and colleagues.
WHAT ABOUT PATIENT PRIVACY?
Good point. Animals, like babies, can't consent to being photographed or written about. But case reports and medical images can be extremely powerful tools for communicating aspects of a case (I'm a big fan of Stack et al's "Handbook of Medical Photography"). Images taken of other people's animals are used with permission. Please note that I am very respectful when taking a photo of an animal and go to lengths to ensure their dignity is maintained. I avoid using the patient's or owner's real name unless permission is granted. Images are taken for educational purposes and used in good faith that readers will view them in this light.