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...
We are Getting the Impression Dogs and Cats are Dangerous!

We are Getting the Impression Dogs and Cats are Dangerous!

It’s a matter of time until dogs and cats need warning labels. I’m not talking breed-ism. This is a new, perceived danger most people are not even aware of. It’s because of food – at least so they say. Have you read the words in some of the recent recall...
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...
The Best Medicine

The Best Medicine

It’s a common question for all pet owners, regardless of whether they live in Clearwater or elsewhere: what’s the best way to treat ___fill in the blank___. It may also sound like: what’s the best medication for _____, what’s the best herbal medication for, _____...

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