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The Day I Was A Client At My Own Anim...

I received a call at 6:30 AM from my mother-in-law while I was at a veterinary conference in Destin, Florida, a 6 ½ hour drive away from home.  She was staying at my house...

Dog’s Or Cat’s Ears Look ...

I see about 3-5 cases of ear infections per day in veterinary practice.  It is indeed one of the most common ailments that I treat in dogs and cats.  Of those 3-5 cases per...

Hip dysplasia – do OFA certified pare...

As you know, I am a huge proponent of adopting dogs from shelters and rescues. Until the shelters are empty, it makes no sense to buy a dog from someone producing puppies. That...

My dog just ate ______! How to make ...

If your dog ate something you know is toxic, what do you do? Making him vomit is in many cases the best next step. Always best to call your veterinarian and make sure. There are...

Six ways to help your senior cat at h...

We know that cats are the masters of hiding pain. Once you learn the subtle signs (here’s my article on how to decode these signs of pain) your next thought is – what can I...

3 Ways People Harm Wildlife While Try...

You let your dog out in the yard, and he seems overly interested in one particular spot. You find a nest of baby bunnies. They have been licked, but otherwise seem OK. What do you...

Snow Reveal – What Snow Can Tel...

It seems when it comes to dogs and snow, they either love it and can’t get enough, or hate it and want inside the second they are done pottying. I don’t know any dogs who...

[Veterinary] Cannabis, Hemp, & M...

You might have found a site online that states the miraculous wonders of CBD or hemp oil. Yes, there is a lot of promise in these medications for the treatment of seizures, pain,...

Is There A Use For Medical Marijuana ...

As medical marijuana becomes legal and accessible to more people in more states, pet owners are looking for ways they can use this new family of medications to help their pets. In...

The Day The Owner Of My Deceased Pati...

Death and loss of life is a regular part of being a veterinarian, yet it never ceases to hurt when we lose patients.  However, no one lives forever and inevitably we are faced...