A special holiday gift made with love

A special holiday gift made with love

You might remember last week I said I was going to make a special Christmas gift for my Mommeh. Since the big day is getting close, I put on my fancy holiday hat to help me get in the gift-making mood. I’m really more of an elf than a Santa Claws, but I still think it is a cute hat. How do I look? These are my craft supplies. Since […]

Know when you should be concerned about your cat’s runny eyes

Know when you should be concerned about your cat’s runny eyes

Large and luminous, the eyes are one of the most beautiful and distinctive features of the cat, but the eyes can sometimes be marred by a watery or “goopy” eye discharge, which can become chronic. There are many possible causes for the development of chronic eye discharge in cats. As with any changes in the eyes in our animal companions, any chronic change in appearance should be evaluated by a veterinarian […]

Could one small tick put your dog in big danger?

Could one small tick put your dog in big danger?

Generally it’s easy for me to separate my emotions from a particular pet disease I’m studying or teaching about. For example, if your pet has a skin infection, your vet may prescribe an antibiotic which your pet must take until completion–I can go on to advise the pet owner how to draw up the medication, how much to give, how long to store the medication, and what signs to watch […]

The five W’s of dogs that scoot

The five W’s of dogs that scoot

Most of us have experienced the surprising sight of a dog scooting his bum across the grass or carpet, and many a pooch has been reprimanded for doing it. But have you ever wondered exactly why he’s scooting? Could it be a medical problem, an itch he can’t scratch, or simply a weird and misunderstood habit? Let’s delve into the mystery behind the infamous scoot. Who? Who scoots? Almost all […]

What does your special pet want for the holidays?

What does your special pet want for the holidays?

I have been very, very busy getting ready for the holidays. As you can see, I have already compiled my extensive Christmas shopping list. For my Mommeh, I am working on making something extra-special. This project will likely take up all my spare time, so I had to go online to get a gift for my brother Harley. Luckily, I was able to take advantage of the Black Friday sale at […]

A holiday hazard: how to help your pet’s stomach upset

A holiday hazard: how to help your pet’s stomach upset

With the Thanksgiving holiday come and gone, and the arrival of the Christmas holiday season, this is a time of year when we see lots of pets in the veterinary clinic with digestive upsets and varying amounts of diarrhea and vomiting. Probably the biggest reason for this is the feeding of inappropriate fatty and/or sweet table foods to pets and/or dietary indiscretion, where pets have access to inappropriate food items, […]

How to make sure your pet has a healthy, happy Thanksgiving

How to make sure your pet has a healthy, happy Thanksgiving

It’s easy to underestimate the intelligence of our furry friends because they don’t use language the way we do, and when it comes to current events, they keep their opinions to themselves. What I have found after much observation and study of both people and pets is that while being quiet and reserved, listening more rather than voicing opinions may seem to indicate a potential lack of intelligence, often just […]