Shocking Pet Headlines


– Shocking pet headline. You want them, we’ve got them. Joining us today to discuss them is the star of Amazon’s
Pet Doctor’s of Atlanta. Welcome veterinarian, Dr. Arvid Edward. (audience applauses) Okay so, our first shocking pet headline. This is a medical mystery involving a two-year-old
Michigan Beagle named Rex. Until recently, he’d been
suffering from daily nosebleeds, sneezing sessions, for about six months after an incident chasing a rabbit. Beautiful Rex was going through
a lot of trouble, right? And the problems persisted. Rex was put on a bunch of different meds. A CT Scan then found the problem, a five-inch long twig lodged up his nose. Dr. Edward, ever see anything like this? – Well, looking at that stick, first I’m gonna say this, anything up your nose for
six seconds is a long time. This was up his nose for six months. – [Woman] Poor thing. – But we see it all the time. In dogs, that’s the most
common pet we see it in ’cause they’re always walking around with their nose to the ground. And these sports breeds like beagles, labs, goldens, they chase after anything with reckon abandon. Anyone that has a golden know
if you throw a tennis ball, he’ll go through the drywall
going after that tennis ball. (audience laughs) So, I’m thinking this beagle
was chasing this rabbit, all he saw was the rabbit, and he went head first
into a bush or some brook, and that stick just – right up the nose. – For it to get up there
and stay intact as it was, and not be able to notice
it on physical exam. – At that time, that’s surprising. – Well apparently, I guess when he came back from chasing the rabbit, that’s when the owner noticed
some bleeding in the nose. So I don’t know if he
thought he got kicked by the rabbit or what. – You would have expected also to see, maybe some increased mucous
production in that side. Because with little kids,
same thing can happen. They’ll lodge a crayon up
their nose or something, and you’ll notice foul smells over time. I’m shocked that, that twig, after six months, it
looks like it’s brand new. – [Andrew] It looks like a pencil. – Well, and that’s the last thing that I’m thinking that anyone expected to find in the dog’s nose. – Man. But you’re right, a lot
of times when you see this you’ll get a sudden onset
of persistent sneezing that just comes out of nowhere. One minute they’re not sneezing,
the next they’re sneezing. And in his case, he had these nosebleeds. And they tried medication, after medication, it
just never got better. – So you have to knock
them out though to extract? – A lot of times you do a rhinoscopy where you pass the scope up the nose and look in there and it has
pincers so if you see it, you grab it, you pull it out. But, if it’s been in
there for a long time, scar tissue can form called a granuloma which prevents you from seeing it. – Now, Rex we are so glad
you are doing better, pal. I want you all to now
look at a different photo. This is inside of a dog’s mouth. This is Bailey, it went viral. What you’re seeing are between
30 and 40 Asian Ladybugs that have attached themselves to the roof of the poor dog’s mouth. Dr. Edward, what’s going on here? – Let me explain just a quick background because I know everyone’s thinking your average cute ladybug. – Yeah, they- – That’s not them. (audience laughs) What these are, these
are Asian Lady Beetles and in the 1960’s, 1990’s
they were brought over to eat Aphids, which are small insects that suck the sap out of
plants, and they damage crops. So, they were released in the south to stop this because they were damaging the pecan and apple pie – pecan apple pie? Pecan and apples, and that’s
one thing you don’t mess with in the south!
– We know what he’s got on his mind! Doc, we’ll get you that pie
in one second, don’t worry. – You don’t mess with pecan and apple pie so, they brought in these ladybugs to eat these insects that
were damaging the crops. Now, that’s why you don’t
typically see ’em in the city. But, if you live in an area that’s rural, where you have a lot of crops, there’s a potential for this to happen. – Why do they attach to
the hard palette like that? – Well they attach to any of the mucous membranes in the mouth. Or anything pink in the
mouth, they’ll attach to. And so, when you do
that, if you eat or move with your tongue, they think
they’re being threatened and that’s a defense mechanism. They have a yellow fluid that they secrete from their leg joint. So they just, uh, take that. And this fluid gets in the mouth and causes symptoms
consistent of chemical burns. It corrodes the mouth, it gets infected, get holes, and bad odor. – Poor Bailey, so this is
one where you would have to visually inspect and look and
mechanically scrape it off? I think the take-away here is, if you do live in a rural area, and your dog is having oral
symptoms and you see these, get it taken care of
sooner rather than later. I’m assuming they attach over time. – They do.

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