Posts with tag Margret Casal DVM

Postpartum Fever Might Mean Metritis

Your bitch finally had her puppies. Though it was a prolonged birth, the little pups are all fine. She’s nursing them as she should. But it’s Day 2, and her temperature has spiked. You know that because you’ve checked it twice a day since she gave birth. What now? Call your vet. A dam’s temperature… read more


Knowing the Signs of Eclampsia Can Save a Dam’s Life

Eclampsia has many names: you may know it as “milk fever,” but in the veterinary field, it’s referred to as “puerperal hypocalcemia,” and in later stages, as “puerperal tetany.” Mostly seen in dams weighing 25 pounds or less, the potentially fatal condition can, however, occur in any nursing canine, according to Margret L. Casal, D.V.M.,… read more