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What I Wish I Learned In Veterinary S...

Veterinary school is an interesting institution.  Veterinary colleges are tasked with teaching veterinary students the foundations of animal nutrition, physiology, infectious...

Please Do Not Take Offense When A Vet...

It happens occasionally that a new client enters my exam room usually having been through a vet or two or three in the past few years and is guarded and not very forthcoming with...

When It Comes To Pet Quality Of Life ...

Making the decision for humane euthanasia when there is longer quality of life or any reasonable path to quality of life is agonizing for most pet owners…including me.  I...

3 Out Of 10 Dogs Have Whipworms! Why...

The whipworm is a worm parasite that infects the cecum and colon of a dog’s intestinal tract.  The biggest trouble with whipworms is that they shed heavy eggs that...

Yikes, Look What Is In This Dog’...

Urinary bladder stones are very common in dogs and cats.  My inspiration for writing this article today were three cases of dogs this past week that presented with lower urinary...

Cat Get Stressed For Veterinary Visit...

Cats are stress driven animals, that is, they have a very strong fight or flight response.  It is an evolutionary adaptation that they inherited from their wild ancestors that...

How I Work Up A Chronically Vomiting ...

Cats vomiting up partially digested or completely undigested food is one of the most common feline appointments that I see, several times a week at least.  Other than the...

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...