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Talking About Pet Food These Days Is ...

We have all heard that is is not a good idea to talks socially about religion or politics.  Both are very personal to people and can easily escalate into uncomfortable...

How Did A Spay Become A Commodity Ser...

The Webster’s definition of a commodity is: “A reasonably interchangeable good or material, bought and sold freely as an article of commerce….”  This...

Special Considerations for Anesthesia...

Cats are not little dogs.  They have unique physiological differences that warrant unique approaches to feline medicine and anesthesia is no exception.  While many of the...

Best Practices For Safe Anesthesia Ad...

I once attended a lecture where the board certified anesthesiologist speaker defined anesthesia as “the controlled release of potentially lethal compounds.”  I...

Most Common Household Toxins For Cats

Cats are curious little souls, often readily sniffing around unusual or random places in or around the home. While we celebrate feline curiosity and the funny and silly (and...

Why All Cats 8 Years Of Age Or Older ...

I have been consistent in my messaging for years that the yearly well visit is so much more than simply updating vaccines.  The yearly visit performed correctly also involves...

What Is The Right Age To Spay/Neuter ...

There has been a lot of debate on the topic of what the correct age is to have a dog spayed or neutered.  The source of the debate comes as the result of several studies...

Recharging The Veterinarian Batteries

I just returned from the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas that offered 4 consecutive full days of veterinary continuing education.  Continuing education is the ongoing...

The 3 Most Important Criteria For Cho...

There is more choice in pet food brands, flavors and ingredients that any other time in history.  A person walking into a large retail pet store is literally bombarded with so...

Take Dentistry Seriously In Pets R...

Far too often, pet owners scoff at the idea that their pet’s teeth are are an important area of health, quality of life, and longevity.  I examine the teeth and regularly...