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The Curious Case of the Hungry Cat

Kristi from Madison Wisconsin e-mailed the podcast that Dr. Karen Louis and I do called Veterinary Advice, Animal News and Views, about her 3 year old male cat that has an out of...

How NOT to clean your pet’s ears

I am frequently asked to look at a pet’s ear because the owner noticed a discharge. Sometimes they will proudly say “…so I cleaned it with ______!” Often I find myself...

5 facts about heartworms you didn’t k...

About once a month, I get the panicked, guilt-ridden phonecall. “I just realized Fluffy didn’t get her heartworm pill last month! What should I do? Do I need to test her...

Why I Do Not Think Home Cooked Diets ...

This article may come to some as a juxtaposition coming from an integrative practitioner that puts a great deal of emphasis on the value of unprocessed real food and a...

Ear infections in dogs and cats – we ...

Ear infections can be one of the most frustrating conditions to treat! If your senior pet has never had an ear infection, they probably never will. Other pets, particularly dogs,...

My pets eyes are watering – should I ...

Eye cases are tough. Sometimes it’s a major emergency. Other times it’s simply something that needs time to resolve. When to get your pet seen by a vet ASAP? Of course, not...

Is Chemotherapy Right For Your Pet...

If you’ve watched a (human) family member go through chemotherapy, you know it’s usually awful. You’re probably thinking “I would never put a pet I love through...

Why I Am Against Trap Neuter/Spay Rel...

I would like to begin this article by stating unequivocally that my stance on TNR is not necessarily a negative commentary on individuals and rescue groups that promote this. ...

Choosing the Right Heartworm Preventi...

My earlier article went through every type of intestinal parasite that is treated by various American heartworm preventatives. But, which product treats what parasite? It is not...

Make the Most Out of Your Heartworm P...

Like most pet owners, you probably give your dog a preventative for heartworm every month. Many cats who go outside, live in the south, or both, receive monthly preventatives as...