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Is it Acid Reflux or Indigestion?

I remember 30 years ago we all used the word “indigestion” to refer to heartburn or stomach pain. With the advent of scientific research, we coined the phrase “acid reflux” and quickly people were using it interchangeably with “indigestion”. While the first line of treatment options for both conditions is the same – dietary or lifestyle changes, antacids or…

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Treating “Fading Puppy Syndrome” or Orphaned Pups with Fresh-Frozen Plasma

  Recently, we have been discussing canine emergency care situations that require blood transfusions. Did you know that you can also give orphaned puppies fresh-frozen plasma (FFP)? Bulldog breeder, Sora Ngo, made a wonderful instruction video on how to tube feed puppies with fresh-frozen plasma, which she obtained from Hemopet. Hemopet offers 12 mL tubes…

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Hemopet Non-Profit Helps Save Lives

  Hemopet operates behind-the-scenes helping the veterinary community save our companion dogs’ lives. It is rare for us to have the opportunity to demonstrate how critical our services are. I want to spotlight, Robin, the fearless police dog who was stung by approximately 60-100 bees in May 2015. In the video, you will hear my…

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What Hemopet Is…

Jean Dodds, DVM, established Hemopet — the nation’s first 501©3 non-profit animal blood bank and greyhound rescue/adoption program — in 1986. Hemopet’s licensed animal blood bank provides state-of-the-art blood components and supplies for transfusions to veterinary clinics nationwide and internationally. Hemopet makes transfusion medicine practical, safe and affordable, as well as benefits the donor greyhounds…

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Announcing the Joanne Carson Endowment Fund

Hemopet is proud to announce the creation of The Joanne Carson Endowment Fund, in honor of its long time friend and generous supporter of Hemopet’s non-profit Center for Greyhound Rescue and Adoption, and in memory of her beloved companion, “Lucy”. Joanne became involved with Hemopet after her Doberman Pinscher, Pooh Bear, was diagnosed with canine…

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Evidence Based Practice and Use of Canine Plasma Transfusions

The concept of evidence-based medicine (EBM) has recently been revised to become evidence-based practice (EBP).  Evidence–based practice represents a more complete discipline that combines research science and publications with the art of medicine, namely clinical and patient experience plus expert opinion. Another medical field that relies to a great extent on the principles of evidence-based…

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