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5 Ways To Calm Your Dog During Fireworks Madness

I hate Fireworks and so do my dogs.  I don’t mind the bottle rockets that or the other relatively innocuous displays, but I don’t like those things that go BANG. …

Critter talk: How Dogs Experience the World

Many dogs have characteristics that make them seem almost human at times, but they experience the world in a very different way than we do. Understanding their unique point of…

Critter Talk: Parasites and Dog Parks

Sometimes when I see the results of a scientific study, I can’t help but think, “That’s interesting, but how relevant is it to my life?” That was not the case…

Critter talk: Rabies and Heartworm Affecting New Territory

You’ve probably heard this ubiquitous warning tied to mutual funds, stocks, and the like: Past performance does not predict future success. The same can be said about some aspects of…

Critter Talk: Diagnosis and Treatment of Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

Last week, I was asked for my take on Cushing’s disease, or hyperadrenocorticism as it is also called. I am happy to oblige as diagnosing Cushing’s disease is not always…

Critter Talk: Does My Pet Have a Brain Tumor

I am lucky to work in an exceptional veterinary practice called Home to Heaven. I am confident in saying that we provide excellent care to both our patients and clients…

Critter Talk: Is your pet in pain?

It isn’t always easy to determine the degree to which an animal may be hurting; we veterinarians can’t ask our patients, “How bad does it hurt?” Dogs and cats are…

Critter Talk: Pick the Right Breed for You

I often counsel my clients to adopt mixed breed dogs, but many future owners elect to go the purebred route, saying that they want to “know what they’re getting,” particularly…

5 Top Tips For Keeping Pets Safe During Memorial Day BBQ

Nothing says Memorial Day weekend like an old-fashioned barbecue or picnic. But with these carefree days comes an increased risk for illness or injury for our furry pals. The ASPCA…

Critter Talk: Ear mites not quite the ordeal they used to be

Last week I talked about how kittens and ringworm (dermatophytosis) go hand-in-hand. Today, let’s touch on another condition that is diagnosed most frequently in young animals: ear mites. Ear mites…

Critter talk: With Kittens Comes Ringworm

It’s spring, and in veterinary clinics across the country kittens and the animals that have been in contact with them are being diagnosed with ringworm. Okay, it’s not fair to…

Dog and Piglet BFFs

It is definitely an odd couple, but a cute one. A dog and a piglet are real life best friends.…

Critter Talk: Do Animals Grieve

Whenever I talk to owners about the death of a pet, I always bring up the topic of grieving and mourning as it applies to other animals in the household.…

10 Tips for a healthy and happy kitten

Getting a new kitten is one of the best things in the world. They’re cute, soft as down, and as cuddly as, well, kittens. Nearly irresistible, kittens melt even the…