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Guidelines for giving insulin to pets

I can’t think of a disease that causes more owner anxiety than diabetes. Something about having to give a shot twice a day, every day, to an animal you love is very daunting....

A Spay Is A Major Abdominal Surgery…P...

I think the veterinary medical field has to do away with the simple term “spay” and call the procedure by its actual name, ovariohysterectomy.  Ovariohysterectomy more...

Why is insulin to important? An intro...

You may still be reeling from hearing the news that your dog or cat is diabetic. We can get through this! First, let’s get three facts very clear. 1 – Diabetes sucks 2 –...

Why Oral Glucosamine Treatment For Ar...

The theory behind the reported effectiveness of glucosamine supplementation for dogs and cats suffering from osteoarthritis, often simply referred to with the broad term...

Leptospirosis AKA “Lepto”

When I first started making house calls, I debated whether or not to offer the vaccine against Leptospirosis. I didn’t routinely carry it, but for the small number of dogs who...

Canine Distemper – what dog owners ne...

Our local news broke a sad story. Stray Rescue of St. Louis is experiencing an outbreak of distemper among their dogs, mainly puppies. Several have already died. Because this...

Dogs Understand Language As Well As A...

Pictured here is Sky the Border Collie who, along with her mom Dr. Melody Jackson, is leading cutting edge research that give dogs a “voice” that enhances the...

Getting Veterinary Advice From Your B...

Whether you find the title of this post either exceptionally crass or exceptionally clever, I cannot take credit either way, as it comes from a Facebook meme I recently saw...

What to do (and what NOT to do) when ...

When I was in vet school, one of our orthopedic surgery professors had a saying: “There is no such thing as an orthopedic emergency.” Clearly he did not enjoy being called in...

How can I tell if my cat is in pain?

If you’ve lived with a cat, you know that making our lives easier is most certainly not on their agenda. They are great communicators in some aspects – when he’s hungry, you...