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Why parasite screening in pets is mor...

It has always been astounding to me the number of pet owners who decline stool parasite screening as a regular component of the well visit. Statistically I have found that 48...

FDA Expands Diets Linked To Deadly He...

In 2019 the FDA looked into specifically grain free dog diets that were observed to be linked to the deadly heart disease, Dilated Cardiomyopathy, aka, DCM. DCM previously had...

FIP – Feline Infectious Periton...

Long considered an imminently fatal infectious disease in cats, feline infectious peritonitis, aka., FIP, may now be treatable in some cats infected with the disease. This...

Choosing The Right Surgical Repair Fo...

The cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) is the major stabilizing ligament that lies deep within the knee joint in dogs and serves a similar function as the anterior cruciate ligament...

The COVID-19 Pet Paradigm Shift

In the past year of the pandemic, I have witnessed a remarkable shift in the increased number of people who own pets, in addition to family’s and individuals’...

Recognizing Warning Signs Of An Aggre...

Puppies are commonly “mouthy” and nibble on an owner’s hands as you play with them and sometimes they will make little growls as they do so, even...

In Dogs, Cats Senior Age is Not a Dis...

Maybe I am getting impatient as I get on in years of practice, getting older and crotchety myself, or perhaps it is just that after 19 years of hearing the same reservations...

Beware of Your Dog Ingesting This

You may not recognize what this is but it is a component to common dog toys, specifically the ones that squeak – pictured here is the squeaker within the toy. They can...

Dogs Being Trained to Sniff Out Coron...

photo credit: http://abcnews.go.com Dog have a long established history of being able to detect health conditions in people. There are service dogs that are trained to...

Stop Catering To Your Finicky Dog!

Sorry, no sugar coating here! Perhaps THE MOST IRRITATING part of my job as a veterinarian is when dog owners whose dog may not be particularly food motivated go out of...