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I started working at Centennial in July 2016. Before Centennial, I volunteered and worked with Darcy's ARC which is an animal rescue shelter. In the shelter, I focused on animal care and behaviour.

I am motivated by helping an owner to understand the needs and care for their pet as they are part of the family. It brings me so much joy and satisfaction knowing that both owner and pet are living happily together.

Outside of work I like to help out at animal shelters such D’arcy’s ARC and Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre. Taking my dog for a hike is also one of the most enjoyable activities outside of work.

I have a few pets of my own:

  • Theo: Feline (M/N); Siberian cat; 4 years old.
  • Ray: Feline (M/N); Domestic Shorthair; 4 years old.
  • Hanggay and MoMo: Chinchillas (Male & female); 8 and 7 years old.
  • Tikki: Canine (F/S); Collie and retriever cross; 4 years old.

A memorable story? Flipper was a rescue dog from D’arcy’s ARC, who had a horrible chemical burn on her face causing scars for life, however, she never let that define her. Flipper became the mascot of D’arcy’s ARC, worked as an educational ambassador for children, showing them to be strong no matter what life throws at them.

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Water Intoxication

Water Intoxication in Dogs

Does your dog like to play in the water? Too much of a good thing can be dangerous, so look out for water intoxication!Water intoxication, also known as hyponatremia is a relatively rare but potentially fatal condition that is most commonly seen in dogs that love to play in the water. Water games that involve retrieving items or diving into pools to catch toys can cause them to ingest large quantities of water very quickly. It can also happen when they “catch” pressurized water from sprinklers or hoses.Excessive amounts of water cause the body to lose sodium. The body's cells begin to fill with water and swell. If the cells in the brain swell, it can affect the central nervous system which can be fatal.Symptoms include:loss of coordination lethargy bloating vomiting glazed eyes excessive salivation difficulty breathing seizures comaWater intoxication progresses quickly so if your pet has been playing in the water and begins to show any of the signs mentioned above, it's crucial to seek veterinary care immediately to save your dog's life.Treatment of water intoxication typically includes IV delivery of electrolytes, diuretics and drugs to reduce brain swelling. With aggressive veterinary care, some dogs are able to recover, but sadly, many do not.It's important to closely watch dogs that are very active in water and ensure they take regular breaks in between playing. Be especially careful on days when the water is rough. If your dog empties their water bowl after playing hard or exercise, ensure they are rested before refilling the bowl.Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of water intoxication to keep your furry family member safe!If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 204-269-8162 or by email at info@centennialanimalhospital.com.Written by Centennial Animal Hospital

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