Ah…Spring! And with the thaw, all the warmer weather walking delights – melting snow, rain, and mud. Your dog's fur becomes a sponge that attracts all manner of muck. As you approach your home, you begin futile negotiations: "OK, shake now. Shake, shake!" You pantomime it forRead more
It has been a year since my first mentor Dr. Floyd approached me on behalf of his wife, to use our clinic when needed while doing house calls. Dr. Floyd was an owner of the infamous Baker Animal Hospital for over 40 years, and that day ended up being a great opportunity for us allRead more
For many years, we have suggested that owners consider taking pet insurance. My take on pet insurance is the following – you will likely claim on it, much more than we usually do on car or home insurance. Your animal is likely to have a major medical condition in his/her lifetimeRead more
As a veterinarian, I have had the pleasure and privilege of vetting animals with many disabilities- the 3 legged labrador, the paraplegic dachshund, and numerous vision impaired dogs and cats. However, there is a difference when dealing with an animal who goes blind, versus one thatRead more
“Can Copper come in today? We are doing a blood drive” my technicians asks the client. We like it when Copper comes in to give blood. He is big, he has huge veins, and with only a few bribes of biscuits, Copper hardly needs to be held when we poke his jugular toRead more
Always start with your finger first and then you can build up to the electric toothbrush. Come and see one of our techs if you want a demo!
As I find myself trying on an outfit on our newly adopted 7 pound llasa cross, my husband makes a comment like “I guess you didn’t have Barbie’s when you were younger.” This is true, but I would never dress a dog except for warmth, only in this case it is for allergies. AnnieRead more
I have always had healthy dogs. I was always convinced that crosses rarely got sick, and that by adopting dogs, I would not have a problem. Well, Coal proved that theory wrong.
He was dropped off at my old clinic in 2011, and what appealed to me about this young lab X was thatRead more