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Should Pit Bulls Be Banned?

There is a movement in our country to implement the banning of a dog breed known as the Pitt Bull Terrier, due to claims by proponents of this policy that these dogs are innately...

Sweet Irma

Irma is an 8 year old Rottweiler who is as gentle, friendly, and calm as any dog can be. Unfortunately, up until the point when I first met Irma, she had lacked a stable/loving...

Careful pet owners, charlatans now ta...

Charlatans have been around since the beginning of human history. They use your love of health and well being for yourself and your loved ones to convince you that their...

Incredible but true. . .

This is a little segment I like write periodically about recent experiences that seem hard to believe. Whether funny, inspirational, despicable, stupid, or miraculous, as...

Missouri, you should be ashamed!

The puppy mill situation in our nation is appalling beyond comprehension. For those of you that are not aware of what a puppy mill is, it is a facility where tens to hundreds of...

“But doc, isn’t he too ol...

This is a question I get at least once, some times several times a day in daily practice, following my recommendation for a senior age patient to undergo a necessary procedure...

$50 Rule

Ti’s the time of year for spending money one does not have. Little Suzy gets that laptop she wanted so badly, little Johnny gets the I-phone he insisted on having, and...

Holiday Tips For Your Pet’s Saf...

Holiday seasons statistically are the most dangerous time for pets, as is evidenced by my clinics typical inundation with all kinds of emergencies the day after Christmas. In...

Michael Vick

23 months in prison camp (not maximum security) for having provided the financial means and real estate to enable absolutely vicious acts toward innocent living creatures, with...

Elevator Mishap

This is one of the those stories that seems too unbelievable to be true. My hospital’s associate veterinarian admitted a small chihuahua for having a few broken teeth. The...