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RawDogHawaii.com • Ph. 497-7711 • firstname.lastname@example.org ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE Publishers: John B. Harmon III Carol R. Harmon Editor John Harmon Design & Production Carol R. Harmon Contributing Writers Chris Frendreis Carrie White, DVM, DACVIM Cover Photo Brian Reed The Right Eye BrianReedPhoto.com Printing Hagadone Printing Honolulu, Hawaii VOL. 7 | NO.1 | SPRING 2014 features 18 Cover Dog: Angus 31 35 40 45 52 55 In-Home Pet Care Da Puppy Pages Leptospirosis: A Re-Emerging Disease 2014 Veterinary Directory for Oahu See Spot Scanned Gifts & Sniffs ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE ©2014 by John & Carol Harmon. All rights reserved. Island Dog Magazine and John and Carol Harmon do not endorse nor assume financial responsibility for products or services advertised or featured. No part of this magazine may be reprinted or reproduced without the written consent of the publishers. Page 45 RE CTO regulars 4 Welcome 1 16 Nuggets 21 John Pritchett: Little Dog Attitude 21 Oahu’s Off-Leash Dog Parks 23 Da Kine Canine Photo Gallery 61 List of Advertisers 62 Daniel Van Zyle’s Notes from Afield: Scottish Terrier P.O. Box 1021 Kailua, Hawaii 96734 Ph. (808) 254-2992 dakine@ islanddogmagazine.com www.islanddogmagazine.com COVER DOG: Rottweiler Angus SPRING 2014 • ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE 13 RY Island Dog Magazine is published quarterly in February, May, August and November and distributed on Oahu at select pet stores, veterinary clinics and other retail establishments including: Safeway stores– Beretania, Ewa Beach, Hawaii Kai, Kailua, Kapahulu and Mililani. Longs–Manoa and Pali. Times Supermarket– Aiea, Kahala and Kailua. Windward Mall. Don Quixote–Waipahu. Check website for other locations. Da Puppy Pages Adorable Puppy Love Page 35 RINA 2014 Vet Directory Handy listing of Oahu veterinarians by geographic area ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE’S VE TE RY 2014 O‘AHU DI EXPIRES 5/31/14 14 ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE • SPRING 2014 Aloha! Welcome, as we swing into Spring with all the jazzy joy of Sinatra crooning “Fly Me To The Moon.” Just be sure dogs are allowed on our rocket, right Frankie? Especially our cover dog, Angus, a Rottweiler who’s as gentle as he is handsome. Plus, he’s doubly qualified as an Island Dog, as he was born in Japan before moving here. And the hits just keep coming in our annual Angus joins our chorus serenading Spring. Health & Puppies issue: We happily hum the tune of Shannon Nakamura’s in-home nursing business, Animal Companion. Our Da Kine Canine Gallery is rocking with pics of your delightful doggies and four (4!) pages of the most “Awww” inspiring puppies. Next issue we are looking for Peeps & Pups, so YOU get a chance to share in the glory and fame that always follows appearing in our harmonious showcase. Our Third Annual Veterinary Directory is symphonically arranged by zip code instead of the tin-eared alphabetical—the easier for you to find someone near home or work. Dr. Carrie White of VCA warbles the Lepto Blues in her article explaining those warning signs you see by local waterways. And Chris Frendreis of VERC breaks down the visionary beats of the myriad ways that technology allows veterinarians to see what’s really going on beneath all that fur. With resident artists Daniel Van Zyle and John Pritchett providing a coda of Scotties and big little dogs, respectively, we think the promise of the season is melodiously fulfilled! As ever, we are grateful for the kindness of your attention in this digital age, and for singing our praises to our advertisers. It’s music to their ears! And, of course, ours. Woofs...John & Carol SPRING 2014 • ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE 15 BRIAN REED NUGGETS Pup-Friendly Wedding Venues Dogs have a special place in our lives and weddings are no exception. Here are a few sites that welcome dogs as part of the wedding party. • The Bayer Estate • Ko‘olau Ballrooms and the Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa • Hyatt Regency Waikiki & Spa • Turtle Bay Resort View this list online at: www.theweddingcafe.net under Brides Wanna Know Venues. Check for updates and details as each venue has certain restrictions. FDR’s Fala President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s canine BFF was Fala, a Scottish Terrier. Fala led a fine life at the White House, enjoying a bone every morning and sleeping at the foot of FDR’s bed in his own special chair. He and the President traveled often and everywhere by train, car or boat. To learn more about Scottish Terriers, see Daniel Van Zyle’s Notes From Afield on page 62. To learn about all the presidents’ dogs, visit presidentialpetmuseum.com. BuzzFeed Babes Local Poms of note made the BuzzFeed list of the 40 Most Influential Poms of 2013. Rella and Lilikoi, shown here in NFL regalia, came in at No. 17. As noted by BF, “Lilikoi and Rella really destroyed anti-sporting Pom stereotypes with their bonecrushing football skills. Kickass.” Yeah, Pom Power! buzzfeed.com PHOTO COURTESY OF HHS Paws on the Path Hiking Club The Hawaiian Humane Society’s popular hiking club meets on the last Saturday of each month. Coming up: Saturday, February 22 Old Pali Road Saturday, March 29 Maunawili Demonstration Trail Saturday, April 26 Waimano Valley Trail Saturday, May 31 Kaunala Trail All hikes meet at 8:30 a.m. Hikes are led by an experienced hiker who is also a volunteer with the Society. For more information visit HawaiianHumane.org or call 356-2222. Lick Us on Facebook! Island Dog Magazine Hawaii 16 ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE • SPRING 2014 OUR SPRING COVER DOG ANGUS BRIAN REED muddy in Maunawili and snorkeling with his girls are faves. He plans to master surfing this summer. Angus knows several verbal and visual commands, and his weakness is cheese. Very laid back, he lets his girls ngus is everything our family put any manner of attire on him. wanted in a dog—smart, loyal, Some people say Rottweilers protective and adventurous. He hails are bad dogs, so he imitates other from mainland Japan, although he animals. He went to Da Kine Canine speaks very little Japanese now. Like Festival masquerading as a poodle. they say, use it or lose it! Relocating to Oahu last summer was He rolls around in beach sand until not a difficult transition as Okinawa is a he looks like a yellow lab. Just like a SeaWorld seal, he will balance almost rabies-free island and quarantine was done prior to arrival. We simply picked anything on his nose and loves to swim. Small children find him to be an him up at the airport and went to our excellent pony. Sometimes he even hotel (Mahalo Harbor Shores!) imitates a skunk; he can certainly Unfortunately, military bases have banned Rottweilers. But this has been clear a room. Angus loves everyone and is eager a blessing as we have fallen in love with Kailua—the town, the school, and to please. If you spot him out and about please give him a shout the wonderful beaches. out or a nice pat on the head! Hiking the Pill Box trail, getting Two year old Rottweiler Angus was a good-natured cover dog...and a bit of a ham! The McLearen family— Will, Heather, Avery and Arden tell us about their lovable Rottie. A 18 ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE • SPRING 2014 CHRIS LUKE BRIAN REED Did Someone Say Walk!?! 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In the case of injury or illness resulting in paralysis, treatment can encompass physical therapy, exerYears of clinical experience inspire animal nursing and hospice services cise, massage, pool therapy and, when the paralysis is permanent, After 17 years as a Veterinary Techni- an introduction to “Walkin’ Wheels,” two-wheeled carts that support the cian, Shannon Nakamura decided to hindquarters (see photo below). start her own company providing care Shannon has assembled a team to and comfort help families deal with the death of for injured, sick their pet, supporting the entire grievor dying pets. ing process. There is support for With so much experience in vet the family and palliative care for the offices, she saw a patient, which means keeping him comfortable and calm until the end. need for reachShe begins by listening and then ing out to people offering options on a range of queswhose pets tions that arise. Burial? Cremation? had long-term Memorial service? When is it time or terminal illnesses and who wanted to let go? Having these answers their loved ones to stay at home. provides an action plan before All care is at the direction of the the emotional tsunami comes. family vet, who joins the owner and If the regular vet does not do house Shannon on the pet’s team, resulting in calls, she has Dr. Bert Lau on tap to happier, calmer animals and humans. pass the animal on. Dr. Lara Larsen Each visit includes a quick review is available to help families cope with of the animal’s health, including heart her compassionate grief counseling. rate, temperature, gum color, capillary Trying a new direction is dauntrefill time and listening to the heart ing, but most often successful when and lungs. This creates an ongoing combining past experience with record that can point out passion. Shannon has both. when something may be amiss, prompting a Shannon Nakamura, licensed animal nurse, call and possibly a visit owns and operates Animal Companion. 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She can provide any prescribed SPRING 2014 • ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE 31 PHOTOS COURTESY SHANNON NAKAMURA VCA Family Animal Hospital 98-1254 Kaahumanu St. Ste. 151 Pearl City, HI 96782 484-9070 Appointments & After Hours Emergency Christy Anbe, DVM James Atherton, DVM, MS Candice Chen, DVM Kristin Dang, DVM Sheryl Doi, DVM Cheyenne Fry, DVM Clifton Hashimoto, DVM Luis Ho, DVM Sarah Jay, DVM Nathaniel Lam, DVM Christine Miyasaki, DVM Katie Samuelson, DVM Shoko Watanabe, VMD Joy Yasuda, DVM Carrie White, DVM, DACVIM Waipahu Pearl City Kaneohe University Kapolei VCA Waipahu Animal Hospital previously Animal Clinic Waipahu 94-806 Moloalo St. Waipahu, HI 96797 671-1751 Emergency & After Hours Beth Kinoshita, DVM Thomas Lee, DVM Lindsay Schroeder, DVM Christopher Wyckoff, DVM VCA Kaneohe Animal Hospital 45-608 Kamehameha Hwy. 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Do not induce vomiting or give anything orally to your dog unless speciﬁcally directed to do so by your veterinarian. Symptoms of xylitol toxicity develop rapidly, and may include: vomiting, weakness, uncoordination or difﬁculty walking or standing (walking like drunk), depression or lethargy, tremors, seizures, and coma. For more info, visit vcahospitals.com. VCA University Animal Hospital 2728 Woodlawn Drive Honolulu, HI 96822 988-2111 Karin Fujitani, DVM John Kaya, DVM Leianne Lee Loy, DVM Mellissa Yuen, DVM to go where knows their name. Paws&C laws PET TAX I SE R V I CE LLC Safe, Reliable & Caring Transportation For All Your Pet’s Needs ISLAND WIDE • BONDED & INSURED Transport to and from veterinarian hospitals, grooming, daycare/boarding Introducing airport taxi for mainland and inter-island travel, including paperwork, if needed. Sandee Moon Darrin Moon Owners Please Call for a Ride! 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Nakamura Licensed Animal Nurse since 1998 Care & Comfort for Your Pet While You are Away • Year round reasonable rates in “Priced by Size” kennels • All Breeds and Ages accepted • Large fenced play yard surrounds air-conditioned kennel • Weekly, Monthly & Military Discounts • Special Long Term Rates • Pick up and delivery Call 668-2622 www.petboarding-HI.com English Bully Pup E-Bully Pup Niner, 7 mo Red Fox Labrador Brotherly Love... Pulutan & Omaha Mavis Leptospirosis was removed from the U.S. list of reportable infectious diseases in 1995. However, prior to this, Hawaii consistently reported the highest annual incidence rate. It is still considered a notifiable disease in Hawaii. Leptospirosis A Re-emerging Disease BY CARRIE R WHITE, DVM, DACVIM eptospirosias is the most globally widespread zoonotic disease, meaning that it can infect dogs and humans. There has been a recent increase in cases worldwide. This is likely due to the urbanization of rural areas and increased contact with wildlife species infected with leptospirosis. The rise in cases also reflects more awareness, and the subsequent testing of dogs for the infection. 40 ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE • SPRING 2014 L Leptospirosis is caused by a spirochete (spiral shaped) bacteria called a leptospire, and can affect many animal hosts. Reservoir hosts are animals that can be infected but usually don’t get sick, while incidental hosts often do fall ill. Here in Hawaii, the most common reservoir hosts include pigs and rats, and humans and dogs act as incidental hosts for leptospirosis. Infected animals shed leptospirosis in their urine. Thus, animals and humans most often contract it after exposure to contaminated water sources, including rivers and streams. The leptospire bacteria are able to survive for extended periods of time (weeks to months) out of the animal host in water and soil. Infection occurs by gaining entry into the blood stream through mucous membranes (the mouth), and through any abrasions or wounds in the skin, causing damage to many sites. The main organ targeted is the kidneys, and infected patients often develop kidney failure. The liver is the second major organ damaged, and infection has the potential to cause jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes) and liver failure. Symptoms in Dogs The clinical signs associated with infection in dogs can vary according to the strain of the bacteria that is causing the infection, as well as the strength of the immune system in the animal. In rare cases, ISTOCK.COM/EMILY CHURCHILL acute infection can lead to rapid death with few clinical signs. More commonly, however, dogs will show a variety of symptoms including a lack of appetite, lethargy, fever, stiffness, muscle and joint pain, jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin), and increased water drinking and urination. Some dogs can have severe gastrointestinal signs including vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and weight loss. Less commonly, it affects the lungs, leading to coughing or difficulty breathing. Bleeding abnormalities can also occur leading to bruising, bleeding from the nose, and blood in the urine or stool. Other rare symptoms include neurologic signs (such as seizures) or changes with the eyes. Now you know why these signs are posted all around the islands. SPRING 2014 â€˘ ISLAND DOG MAGAZINEâ€‚ 41 Prognosis LE PTO HO ST Rodents and pigs are Hawaii’s resident reservoir hosts. Testing and Treatment Infection should be suspected in any dog with acute kidney or liver failure, or in dogs with fever, muscle pain or bleeding abnormalities that cannot be explained with another diagnosis. A definitive diagnosis can be made based on blood and urine testing. The Microscopic Agglutination Test (MAT) is a blood test that is the gold standard, while Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) looks for leptospiral DNA in the blood or urine. Your veterinarian can submit samples from your dog for testing by select commercial laboratories on the mainland. Leptospirosis can be treated with antibiotics, including amoxicillin or doxycycline. Antibiotics should be continued for a total of 3-4 weeks. Many dogs require supportive therapies in addition to antibiotics, including IV fluids, antacids, and anti-nausea medications. Severely affected patients may need more intensive therapies such as oxygen, blood transfusions, and dialysis. The prognosis for dogs depends on the clinical signs and the organs that are affected. However, early diagnosis and proper treatment can improve outcome. Seventy-eight to ninety percent of dogs do well if they are diagnosed and treated early. Even if patients survive an acute infection, however, some survivors will go on to develop chronic disease of the kidneys or liver. If you suspect that your dog may have leptospirosis, it is important to bring him to your veterinarian as soon as possible for evaluation and testing. Prevention Vaccination is the most important prevention tool that veterinarians have. Vaccines exist that protect against four of the most common strains of leptospirosis that affect dogs. It is recommended that all dogs that are at risk for contracting leptospirosis be vaccinated. Historically, high-risk patients were only considered to be dogs in rural settings, who frequently hike with their owners and swim in streams. Given the increasing number of patients with leptospirosis in urban areas, the definition of “high risk” should include any dog with access to any standing water source, including rain puddles. Many veterinary hospitals now recommend leptospirosis vaccination for all dogs. Carrie R. 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Look for special designations for emergency/after hours clinics and naturopathic practitioners. We’ve tried very hard to make this listing complete, and apologize for any oversights or errors. And please tell the vets that you found them through our Directory. Mahalo! VETERINARY DIRECTORY SPRING 2014 • ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE 45 R Y DI AIEA/PEARL CITY Leeward Pet Clinic N 98-1277 Kaahumanu Street Kilani Pet Clinic Aiea 96701 484-4460 810 Kilani Avenue Edward Gulliver, DVM Wahiawa 96786 622-2607 Carole Fujioka, DVM Newtown Veterinary Clinic 98-1247 Kaahumanu Street Wahiawa Animal Hospital Aiea 96701 488-3667 823 Olive Avenue Darin Kamiya, DVM Wahiawa 96786 621-7000 Francis Kamiya, DVM Richard Lawton, DVM Ann Kwock, DVM Mililani Mauka Veterinary Clinic E VCA Family Animal Hospital 95-1095 Ainamakua Drive 98-1254 Kaahumanu St. Ste. 151 Mililani 96789 626-7600 Pearl City 96782 Jamie Furutani, DVM 484-9070 Sheradan Pate, DVM Christy Anbe, DVM Reena Shah, DVM James Atherton, DVM, MS Matthew Cenal, DVM Candice Chen, DVM Kristin Dang, DVM Mililani Town Center Pet Clinic Sheryl Doi, DVM 95-1099 Ainamakua Drive Cheyenne Fry, DVM Mililani 96789 625-6744 Clifton Hashimoto, DVM Beth Kingery, DVM Luis Ho, DVM Randal Sakaino, DVM Sarah Joy, DVM Nathaniel Lam, DVM North Shore Veterinary Clinic Christine Miyasaki, DVM 67-292 Goodale Avenue Katie Samuelson, DVM Waialua 96791 637-6202 Shoko Watanabe, DVM Troy Smith, DVM Joy Yasuda, DVM Carrie White, DVM, DACVIM All Pets Clinic Waipahu See ad on page 32 94-366 Pupupani St. Waipahu 96797 671-7424 Suellen Kotake, DVM Iris Tokuyama, DVM CENTRAL OAHU & NORTH SHORE 46 ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE • SPRING 2014 VETERINARY DIRECTORY Waianae Veterinary Clinic 85-816 Farrington Hwy Waipahu Waikele Pet Hospital Waianae 96792 696-4161 94-485 Koaki Street Cynthia Collier, DVM Waipahu 96797 671-7387 Melissa Shaw, DVM Aya Achiu, DVM Kristen Crabtree, DVM Stephanie Dean, DVM HONOLULU Darin Hisanaga, DVM N Kakaako Pet Hospital Dawn Morikami, DVM 815 Queen Street Dorene Nagamine, DVM Honolulu 96813 592-9999 Shannon Nagasako, DVM Pauline Koreyasu, DVM Nicole Nashiro, DVM Warren Sakamoto, DVM Allison Ong, DVM See ad on inside back cover Jenny Tarr, DVM Tyrus Watanabe, DVM Blue Cross Animal Hospital Deanna Wong, DVM 1318 Kapiolani Blvd. Honolulu 96814 593-2532 Waipio Pet Clinic Darrell Allison, DVM 94-1040 Waipio Uka Street Alison Jayne, DVM Waipahu 96797 676-2205 Nadine Nanbu, DVM Hawaii Veterinary Vision Care Caren Tamura, DVM 1021 Akala Lane Elden Uruu, DVM Honolulu 96814 593-7777 Maya Yamagata, DVM E VCA Waipahu Animal Hospital 94-806 Moloalo St. Waipahu 96797 671-1751 Beth Kinoshita, DVM Thomas Lee, DVM Lindsay Schroeder, DVM Christopher Wyckoff, DVM See ad on page 32 VCA Kapolei Animal Hospital 91-579 Farrington Highway Kapolei 96707 674-9643 Eric Kwock, DVM Doris Wu, DVM See ad on page 33 EWA/KAPOLEI/WAIANAE Animal House Veterinary Center 91-919 Fort Weaver Road Ewa Beach 96706 689-1797 Shauna Mead, DVM April Sarna, DVM Eileen Lau, DVM E N Emergency & After Hours Naturopathic Alternative VETERINARY DIRECTORY SPRING 2014 • ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE 47 HONOLULU Honolulu Pet Clinic 1115 Young Street Honolulu 96814 Roger Kondo, DVM The Pet Doctor 4400 Kalanianaole Highway Honolulu 96821 733-8828 Eric Ako, DVM 593-9336 VCA University Animal Hospital 2728 Woodlawn Drive Honolulu 96822 450-3150 Karin Fujitani, DVM John Kaya, DVM Leianne Lee Loy, DVM Mellissa Yuen, DVM See ad on page 33 Island Veterinary Care 830 Coolidge Street Honolulu 96826 944-0003 Bertram Lau, DVM Kalihi Pet Clinic 2203 S. Beretania Street Honolulu 96826 951-8808 Alan Obara, DVM Veterinary Emergency E + Referral Center of Hawaii 1347 Kapiolani Blvd. Honolulu 96814 735-7735 Graham Burns, DVM Will Coleman, DVM Sara Crispell, DVM Sarah McMillan, DVM Erin McNally, DVM Tarin Ortiz, DVM Erika Sox, DVM Courtney Watkins, DVM See ad on inside front cover Kapalama Pet Hospital 551 Dillingham Blvd. Honolulu 96817 841-2861 N King Street Pet Hospital Gleason Hirata, DVM 2016 S. King Street Honolulu 96826 951-7777 Ohana Veterinary Hospital Richard Fujie, DVM 1414 Dillingham Blvd. Shelby Goo, DVM Honolulu 96817 845-1762 Katharine Millen, DVM Lissa Kam, DVM Katie Nakamura, DVM Iris Tokuyama, DVM The Pet Clinic Kokua Pet Clinic 1947 S. Beretania Street 2176 Kamehameha Highway 946-5096 Honolulu 96819 843-8382 Honolulu 96826 Craig Harada, DVM William Myatt, DVM Scott T. Harada, DVM 48 ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE • SPRING 2014 VETERINARY DIRECTORY KAIMUKI, KAHALA & HAWAII KAI Aina Haina Pet Hospital, Inc. 3405 Waialae Ave. Honolulu 96816 732-9111 Allen Takayama, DVM Kama‘aina Pet Hospital 820 West Hind Drive Ste. 1224 Honolulu 96824 373-3911 Deanna Pegg, DVM Erik Pegg, DVM Gentle Vets Pet Hospital 377 Keahole Street Honolulu 96825 395-2020 Aloha Animal Hospital Joseph Edhlund, DVM 4224 Waialae Ave. Mariel Edhlund, DVM Honolulu 96816 734-2242 Warren Sakamoto, DVM Douglas Chang, DVM Lorelei Wakefield, DVM Gavin Ganzer, DVM Hawaii Kai Veterinary Clinic Animal Clinic of Honolulu 7192 Kalanianaole Highway 1048 Koko Head Avenue Honolulu 96825 395-2302 Honolulu 96816 734-0255 Kerry Yoon, DVM Kristin Kunimoto, DVM Matthew Leara, DVM Surf Paws Animal Hospital Ryan Tedder, DVM 6600 Kalanianaole Highway Honolulu 96825 395-3647 Kahala Pet Hospital & Cristina Miliaresis, DVM Animal Emergency Center Ila Tewari, DVM 4819 Kilauea Avenue Honolulu 96816 735-4433 Patrick Leadbeater, DVM E N Emergency & After Hours Naturopathic Alternative VETERINARY DIRECTORY SPRING 2014 • ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE 49 WINDWARD Feather & Fur Animal Hospital E 25 Kaneohe Bay Drive Kailua 96734 254-1548 Kirk Ayling, DVM Kendall Bourke, DVM Suzanne Byrd, DVM Mark Caspers, DVM Katie Hancock, DVM Mina Khoii, DVM Gianna Masca, DVM Whitney Pressler, DVM Daryl Stang, DVM Brian Walsh, DVM See ad on page 26 Koolau Animal Hospital 45-1123 Kamehameha Hwy. Kaneohe 96744 247-3211 Sterling Iwashita, DVM Jeffery Zane, DVM VCA Kaneohe Animal Hospital E 45-608 Kamehameha Hwy Kaneohe 96744 236-2414 Tyler Craft, DVM Crystal Force, DVM Lydia Lam, DVM Greg Levine, DVM Renee Nagata, DVM Carol Ochiai, DVM Ann Sakamoto, DVM Dan Severson, DVM See ad on page 32 N Kailua Animal Clinic 111 Hekili Street Kailua 96734 263-8863 Candice Denham, DVM MOBILE VETERINARIANS John Haddock, DVM Jill Yoshicedo, DVM Animal Care Foundation Waianae 96792 396-3333 N Makai Animal Clinic Sabina De Giacomo, DVM 420 Uluniu Street Kailua 96734 262-9621 Home Pet Service Mobile Vet Wendy Asato, DVM Kailua 96734 261-6000 Joe Herzog, DVM Eric Pearson, DVM Alan Zane, DVM Kamaaina Canine & Cat Care See ad on page 30 Kaneohe 96744 222-5471 Andrea Tiberi, DVM N Haiku Veterinary Clinic 45-773 Kamehameha Hwy. Veterinary Mobile Medicine Kaneohe 96744 235-6405 Honolulu 96801 551-7289 Amanda Dale, DVM Jill Voeks, DVM Sharman Elison, DVM Cherilyn Hale, DVM Tiffany Numan, DVM See ad on page 44 E N Emergency & After Hours Naturopathic Alternative 50 ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE • SPRING 2014 VETERINARY DIRECTORY THE HAWAII VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION PROUDLY PRESENTS Hawaii Pet Expo May 10 & 11 • Mother’s Day Weekend 10am - 4pm • Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall For information or to reserve booth space, contact 25th Anniversary ! Dr. Lissa Kam at 845-1762 Live Animal Demonstrations Breed Clubs & Dog Shows Educational Displays Hand Crafts, Toys, Clothes & Gifts FREE Samples for You & Your Pet! ADMISSION IS FREE, but please kokua with a nonperishable donation for the Hawaii Foodbank. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and under their owners’ control. SEE SPOT diagnosis of many basic medical conditions and maladies. X-rays have the major benefit of being taken very quickly with minimal restraint and without the use of anesthesia. This makes them the perfect primary diagnostic image. These images can also be shared easily between doctors via e-mail or other file sharing methods. When s modern human medicine a pet suffers a traumatic injury or is continually advances, pets showing signs of illness or disease often benefit from those same technologies. Many pet owners process, X-rays may well be one of the first tools that veterinarians use to believe that their pets deserve the reach a diagnosis. same level of care that they get for The next level of diagnostic imagthemselves and for family members. This has led to advances in veterinary ing is much more comprehensive. Computed Tomography or “CT” scans care that replicate those found in many modern hospitals and specialty take multiple images or “slices” to get a highly-detailed, three-dimencare centers. sional image of all major systems and One of the areas where this overlap in technologies is most prevalent anatomical features. The CT scanner uses a computer to enhance and is in the field of diagnostic imaging. reconstruct X-ray images in a way The most basic form of diagnostic that gives much more definition and imaging is radiographs or “X-rays.” As the primary source of diagnostic graphic information to the radiologist or diagnosing veterinarian. Someimaging, X-rays have evolved into a times a CT scan will be used to make digital imaging technology that a better determination of something allows the capture of two-dimenthat may have been originally noticed sional images of bony structures and some soft tissue in a way that is in an X-ray. In veterinary patients, the most instantaneous and cost effective. common indications for a CT scan Digital radiography is widely used are acute spinal problems, cancer in veterinary care, and the use of diagnosis and treatment planning, this type of imaging allows for rapid High-Tech Diagnostics Provide High-Touch Care for Pets A 52 ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE • SPRING 2014 SCANNED BY CHRIS FRENDREIS chronic nasal disease, inner ear disease, and select lung conditions. To perform a CT scan on a veterinary patient, anesthesia is generally required. Until recently, CT scanners were very large, cumbersome pieces of equipment, often requiring their own separate room with a designated technician to fine-tune and operate the machine. As with all types of technology, the CT scanner’s price and overall size has decreased with time while ease of use and image quality has improved significantly. These advancements have made CT scans more accessible for veterinary patients. Hawaii pet owners are fortunate to now have easy access to CT scans at select veterinary referral facilities. A pet in need of a CT scan can have one performed any day of the week, allowing for a more rapid diagnosis of a pet’s condition. Another form of diagnostic imaging used in veterinary medicine is Magnetic Resonance Imaging or “MRI.” As its name implies, this machine uses energy from a magnetic field applied at the correct resonant frequency to generate images of superior detail. The MRI’s sensitivity makes it the choice of necessity to diagnose soft tissue abnormalities, neurological conditions or other types of conditions that benefit from its finer detail and higher-contrast images. The most common indications for an MRI in veterinary patients are brain conditions, chronic spinal problems, and surgical planning for select tumors. As with a CT scan, a pet undergoing MRI must be anesthetized. The machines themselves are quite large and the use of the magnetic field requires the machine to be housed in a specially-built room. MRI is now available to Hawaii pets through Veterinary Emergency + Referral Center. All three primary diagnostic imaging options are now easily available to pets whose condition warrants the use of one of these technologies. Veterinarians help make that determination and recommend the appropriate imaging choice. Ultimately all of these options serve to assist in a quicker, more accurate diagnosis, without the pain and risk of exploratory surgery. Modern diagnostic imaging is also more conclusive, which assists in coordinating a proper treatment protocol leading to faster healing for pets. Veterinarian Emergency + Referral Center Ph. 735-7735. VERChawaii.com SPRING 2014 • ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE 53 Your Full Line Downtown Pet Supply Store! with Lots of FUN, LOCAL Products! 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For information on advertising with us, please call John Harmon at 254-2992. *Letter of certification of print run available on request. SPRING 2014 • ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE 61 T he “Scottie” is a big dog in a small dog’s body. Reserved, brave, loyal and proud with a touch of aloofness, they make great companions and watchdogs. This powerhouse was bred in Great Britain 18-22 lbs. in the mid-1800s to follow 10-11" tall and exterminate vermin in their underground tunnels. Scottish Terrier Early obedience training is recommended for this potentially overprotective pal, as is daily exercise. Color Standards President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his Scottie “Fala” were inseparable travelmates. Notes from Afield. Scottish Terrier. © O. Daniel Van Zyle. 2014. 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Redeem your McKenna Bucks for pet adoption fees, shelter renovation, and even dog food! As a result of Mike’s efforts, over 250 dogs have been adopted and more than $85,000 donated to the Hawaiian Humane Society. As Hana Boy says... Take the Pali to the end, that’s where your savings begin! WINDWARD FORD 725 KAILUA RD. 266-7000 Shop online the easy way at www.mckennaford.com