My dog has cherry eye. Do you recommend we operate to remove it.

My dog has cherry eye. Do you recommend we operate to remove it.

Cherry eye is prolapse of the third eyelid. Dogs have an extra eyelid compared to humans – it helps protect their eye and keep it moist. The third eyelid also makes 60-70% of the tears in the eye. People don’t like the look of cherry eye – and they worry that their...

Should I have my cat declawed? What are the pros and cons?

Another controversy alert!!  I have a colleague, Bret Glass, who is the king of helping people and their “fully armored” (i.e. fully clawed) cats co-exist. Bret is working on 100 suggestions to help kitties keep their claws. From banana peels to his wonderful...

What is the best age to get a puppy or kitten “neutered”?

Oh – I can just feel the controversy in the air rising! Can you?  Okay, let’s just get right into it! We’ll tackle dogs first. From the perspective of how small the incision is to how quickly they bounce back from surgery, 3-4 months of age is a great time for this...

RUT-ROH… My Dog Seems to Have an Ear Infection. What should I do?

This is a question I get a lot.  Sometimes, people want a holistic treatment they can do themselves.  Other times, they just can’t get in to see me for a couple days, and want to give little Fido some relief. First, make sure the ear is not bleeding. If it is, your...

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