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Good Rule Of Thumb When Feeding Dogs ...

During my 3 hour appointment set this morning, I saw 3 cats and two dogs that all had two things in common: they were all obese and they were all fed diets whose brand had the...

Breeders Stop Giving Veterinary Advic...

If you are not prepared for a Dr. Roger venting session, you best surf away from this page.  For anyone who reads my articles or follows my podcast, it is no secret that I...

An Advisory Tale of Two Chihuahuas

I had two strikingly similar cases with two unrelated Chihuahuas in the same day with two very different outcomes.  I hope my readers take this to heart and learn from them and...

Why Vaccine Titers Are At Best Medioc...

There are a growing number of pet owners that will only have their veterinarian complete the initial puppy or kitten infectious disease vaccine protocols, then request to run...

Veterinary Stem Cell Therapy For Any ...

When we use the term “itis” for disease pathology in organ systems and tissues, it signals that a given system or tissue is experiencing inflammation.  Hepatitis is...

Can The Grain Free Pet Food & PL...

I was presented with a very nice retired couple with a very sweet Shih Tzu female dog for a yearly well visit.  As is typical with a new client and new patient, I asked about...

The Infamous Veterinary “Emerge...

About 50 percent of the time as we are nearing the end of our business day of appointments, emergencies and procedures, we get an urgent call from an owner desperate to...

New Jersey Moves One Step Closer To C...

The New Jersey Assembly just passeed a ban on a onychectomy, a surgical procedure commonly known as declaw.  The law now goes to the NJ Senate for passage where its fate lies in...

Reflections On Heartworm Disease In D...

One of the most frustrating aspects of my job is when I fail to convince a dog owner of the importance of heartworm screening and heartworm prevention.  The clients give me all...

Judge Michael Cicconetti Of Ohio Give...

Judge Michael Cicconetti from Ohio got tired of seeing abusers of animals receive what amounted to slap on the wrist penalties when convicted of neglect or abuse of animals. ...