Pet “Health” – Backwards

Pet “Health” – Backwards

I’m going to write this post backwards. First, I’ll list a bunch of symptoms (called clinical signs in animals) and have you go through the list. Tell yourself how many of these clinical signs you have experienced. With your pets, of course. Think of the different...
LarPar (Laryngeal Paralysis) – What Do You Need to Know?

LarPar (Laryngeal Paralysis) – What Do You Need to Know?

Much of what we know about laryngeal paralysis (LarPar or LP) comes from horses. In horses, it’s sometimes called “roaring”; horses on the track will make strange breath sounds when running hard when they have LP such that they sound like they are roaring. But first,...
The Common, but Unexpected, Cause of Ear Infections

The Common, but Unexpected, Cause of Ear Infections

Ear infections are common in both cats and dogs. And they are painful! Affected dogs and cats will often rub their head, whimper, hold their head sideways, and flinch when touched. The ear can be hot, swollen, smelly, and sometimes have a discharge. Occasionally, pets...
Pets are Dying

Pets are Dying

Dogs and cats are dying from nutrition related diseases. And it’s insidious. It’s not obvious at all. (Of course, humans are also dying from dietary related diseases but I’m a veterinarian so let’s talk about the species I know best: our pets, dogs and cats. Even...
Is Fatty Diet Really to Blame for Pancreatitis?

Is Fatty Diet Really to Blame for Pancreatitis?

It’s fairly standard practice that if a dog or cat is diagnosed with pancreatitis that the owner is told the pet should eat a low fat diet for the rest of its life. The implication then is that high fat diets cause pancreatitis. Interestingly, high performance dogs,...

Bite Wounds -Can They be Managed at Home?

Dog bites and cat bites are two very different things. They present differently and can need different care. Let’s talk about each one and discuss some things to look for. It is common, unfortunately, for dogs to get into fights. They don’t have the ability to use...

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