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Why Veterinary Hospitals Increasingly...

The vast majority of veterinarians I have come across in my life – and as a practicing veterinarian for almost 15 years, there are many – are among the most compassionate...

They May Not Be Called “ManR...

Fret not cat people, although I showcased the unique place dogs have among mankind in my most recent article, Dogs Are A Breed Apart From Other Animals, I am an equal opportunity...

Chapter 2 in the Game of Snacks (or, ...

So, my intrepid pet parents, our last discussion (see The Dog: Con Man Or Opportunist?) revolved around Fido and his coy abilities to earn favors with his family in exchange for...

Dogs Are a Breed Apart From Other Ani...

Dogs have been called “Man’s Best Friend,” and rightly so, as man in large measure created them! The oldest bones of wolves (the dog’s ancient ancestor) that have been...

The best dog exercise happens outside...

I got such a fabulous response to my article “The Power of Daily Walks” that I feel the need to expand on the topic. Many people asked me if their dog should go on daily...

Pet Safe Insect Killers

I recently learned how frustrating it is to want to kill problem insects in the yard, but keep my pets safe. I was scouring the small print on the insecticide labels, looking for...

What to do if your dog has a seizure

Perhaps nothing is more scary or distressing for an owner than seeing your pet have a seizure. Knowing what to do if it happens can make it not only safer for everyone involved,...

The Dog: Con Man or Opportunist?

“You give them an inch, and they take a mile!” Yep, we’ve all heard that saying before. But what does that mean when we speak about our furry children? Well, my intrepid pet...

Exceptional academic achievement, tho...

Most of us have heard conspiracy theories about the New World Order we are destined for through the alleged diabolical intent of secret societies such as the Free Masons. To...

The Common, Silent Killer That Most D...

Idiopathic vacuolar hepatopathy is a chronic inflammatory liver disease seen most commonly in small to mid-sized terriers, but can be seen in any size dog or breed.  Vacuoles...