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Here are 10 fancy ways of saying your pet is sick and needs to see the vet:

Your pet has:

anorexia…………………lack or loss of appetite for food
blepharitis………………inflammation of the eyelids
cachexia…………………general ill health and malnutrition; emaciation
copracrasia.…………….fecal incontinence
hematemesis…………..the vomiting of blood
hematochezia………….blood in the feces
ictus………………………..a seizure or stroke
keratitis..…………………inflammation of the cornea
pyoderma………………..any purulent skin disease
pyuria………………………pus in the urine

Medical definitions taken from Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary.

This post is for informational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or suggest a course of treatment for any pet. Pets with symptoms of ill health should be seen by their veterinarian.

 If your pet has an emergency, contact Blue Pearl at 757-499-5463 for 24/7 emergency care.

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If you’ve ever had your pet into the emergency hospital, then perused the discharge papers, you may be confused by all the abbreviations you see. Here’s the lowdown on 21 bits of alphabet soup in the veterinary ER.

Abd……………..Abdomen/abdominal
BAR…………….Bright/Alert/Responsive
BCS……………..Body Condition Score
CBC……………..Complete Blood Count
CRT…………….Capillary Refill Time
DDx……………..Differential Diagnoses
EENT…………..Eyes/Ears/Nose/Throat
H/L……………..Heart/Lungs
HR………………Heart Rate
Hx……………….History
IM……………….Intramuscular
IV………………..Intravenous
MM……………..Mucous Membranes
OU……………….Oculi Uterque (each eye)
R/O……………..Rule Out
RR……………….Respiratory Rate
SOAP……………Subjective/Objective/Assessment/Plan
SQ………………..Subcutaneous
UG……………….Urogenital
WNL…………….Within Normal Limits
Wt………………. Weight

Find more definitions here.

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