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July 29, 2015

Intestinal parasites are very common in dogs and cats. Pets can become exposed to these parasites from the environment, through drinking their mother’s milk, and even from exposure that occurs in the uterus before they are even born! They can also become infected while...

April 4, 2015

So now that you have learned all about why heartworm disease is so bad for pets, let’s talk about some ways to prevent it. For all the difficulty in treating heartworm disease, it is one of the easiest infections to prevent. You can either put your pet in a space suit...

March 22, 2015

If you have a dog or cat, you’ve probably heard a lot about heartworm disease, as us veterinarians like to spend a lot of time talking about it. Heartworms, as you might imagine from the clever nomenclature, are worms that live in the blood vessels of the lungs and the...

December 21, 2014

This week one of my patients needed a cystocentesis (cyst-toe-cent-pieces with a silent P) performed. “Wow,” you might say, ”That sounds horrible: A cyst on a toe as big as a penny in pieces?”

Although, I like to use long scary doctor words, “cysto” means we are talking...

August 16, 2014

When people walk into my house and see my cat Jukie, the first thing they usually say is, “That is a BIG kitty.” Her response is to run to her food bowl. I tell people, “Jukie is very sensitive about her weight. We don’t discuss it.” But we should. Animal obesity is on...

March 14, 2012

Imagine the worst smell you have ever experienced. Now imagine that it is coming from your best canine friend. Welcome to the world of anal glands! Anal glands are these little sacs that hang out right next to your dogs rectum, on the inside. The material they contain...

March 12, 2012

We have a whodunit…

Who is responsible for….

EATING MY RAZOR?!?

Here are the prime suspects!

Jukie: Sweet, innocent kitty cat or devious feline?

Funyon: Innocently sleepy pug? Upon questioning he rolled over and yawned.

or…

Lancelot: He looks concerned.  Could it be because h...

January 3, 2012

Hello friends,
Thank you for visiting my website. Starting a business is very
exciting and scary and the learning curve has been enormous. Good
thing I love learning! Veterinary medicine is such an amazing field
because there is always more to learn and I get taught ev...

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