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Pets and the Placebo Effect: Part One

I often wonder what percentage of my veterinary successes are a result of the placebo effect.…

When Chemotherapy is Recommended for Your Dog

I’ve practiced in some very rural parts of the country, meaning that my clients often had to travel long distances to get to and from the clinic (and everywhere else,…

Hurricane Sandy: Pet Friendly Shelters, Disaster, Evac for Pets

Pet Evacuation, Pet Friendly Emergency Shelters, Disaster Preparedness for Pets…

10 Important Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween can be a lot of fun for our families, but we need to remember our pets are part of our families so we need to do what we can…

Pet Poison Danger: Sago Palms

Not all plants are equal when pets are around, and one of them is the potentially deadly Sago Palm. Read about the symptoms of poisoning here....…

Brain Tumors in Cats

We just lost our otherwise perfectly healthy 5-year-old cat to a Brain Tumor. We are still in shock, and I am truly kicking myself for not noticing any changes prior…

Cats: The Horrible Horror of Hairballs

Are you one of America's millions of cat lovers? Can your cat do no wrong, except, well, maybe, you know: coughing up those nasty hairballs right in the middle…

When is it time to say goodbye to my beloved pet?

One of the most painful times in my life are those times when I have to send my dog to the Rainbow Bridge. The decision is the hardest, never…

Curing Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the leading cause of death in older cats. It’s so prevalent that I’ve come to believe that basically every cat over a certain age (I’m…

Special Needs Pet Care When Going Out of Town

What to do with our pets, especially those with special needs, when we go out of town.…

Does Your Dog Have Fleas? 10 Flea Facts For You

Did you ever wonder what fleas feed on or how long they can live? Well, wonder no more because here are 10 curious facts about those nasty fleas:…

Treating Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs

Research is providing evidence that we can treat dogs with uncomplicated urinary tract infections more like we treat people suffering from the same condition.…

Are Doggie Treadmills A Good Substitute For Outdoor Exercise?

Should you invest in a treadmill for your dog? Is it a good substitute for outdoor romping?…

Critter Talk: The Black Death

Earlier this month, a young Colorado girl was diagnosed with bubonic plague. Yes, plague — as in the Black Death. …