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Critter Talk: When Good Horses Go Bad

I don’t want to drug my horse, but I’ll consider it for the short term if it helps him calm down and see this situation more rationally. I just can’t…

Critter Talk: Physical Therapy for Pets

People aren't the only ones who need physical therapy from time time. Our pets do as well.…

Defining an adoptable pet

Animal shelters are between the proverbial rock and a hard place. Many have limited resources and more animals in need of placement than people who are willing to adopt them.…

Critter Talk: Whelping Dystocia in Dogs

Dystocia means "difficult birth," and it can be an all hands on deck kind of emergency since we’re simultaneously dealing with mom’s health as well as that of a sometimes…

Critter Talk: Medication Errors Always Possible

I’ve read a couple of worrisome reports lately on the subject of errors in the filling and taking of prescription medications. One review found that people were more likely to…

Do you understand what’s in your pet’s medicine?

New medications are constantly being made available for our pets to help improve the safety and efficacy of veterinary medicine. But do you really know what goes on in the…

Critter Talk: Say NO to Homeopathy

Early in January the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will be considering a resolution, submitted by the Connecticut VMA, to discourage veterinarians from treating their patients with homeopathic "remedies."…

14 tips on caring for your cat

In 2012, the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) released Feline-Friendly Nursing Care Guidelines for veterinarians and veterinary support staff.…

Do Dogs and Cats Develop Seizures After Head Trauma?

The link between head injuries (specifically traumatic brain injuries) and subsequent development of seizures in people is clear but what about dogs and cats?…

Beware Feeding Jerky Treats To Your Pets

It’s been three months since I last brought up the subject of jerky treats made in China being linked to illness in dogs in cats. If you’re not familiar with…

Critter Talk: The Importance of Picking up Poop

Can your pets pass parasites to your kids? Find out here....…

Elbow dysplasia in dogs

Most owners of large breed dogs are aware of the perils of hip dysplasia. In contrast, when I mention elbow dysplasia as a possible cause of a pet’s lameness, I…

Tips for Buying Pet Meds Online

I hope I don’t get kicked out of the veterinary fraternity (sorority) for this post, but I shop for most of my pet meds online. Some things I can get…

Testing Your Dog’s IQ

I gave Apollo, my boxer, an “IQ” test the other day (yes, I was procrastinating), and it confirmed what I have been saying ever since he moved in with us…