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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...

Why Are Veterinary Clinics So Unusual...

While many small businesses are experiencing major slow downs in business during the coronavirus pandemic, the trend in veterinary clinics across the nation is opposite. ...

Can Your Dog or Cat Transmit Coronavi...

Dogs and cats can indeed transmit coronavirus, but ONLY to their fellow members of their owner respective species. They CANNOT transmit coronavirus to people, nor can people...

Everything You Need To Know About Lep...

Leptospirosis is a potentially fatal disease caused by the Leptospira bacteria.  Leptospira is a cork screw shaped bacteria that effectively self-propels itself in...

Pet Owners – Say No To Coconut ...

In the past few years there has been a trend with no basis in science and veterinary medicine to feed coconut oil to pets. Thankfully, most cats will not eat it, but it...