Last, Butt Not Least

 Most dog owners at some point will deal with a problem with their dogs’ anal glands. These are two glandular structures (pouches) found on either side of the anus which secrete a very pungent material. These glands are scent glands and the material secreted allows...

Healthcare for Pets

With all that’s being talked about in the news about healthcare for people, and without getting into that debate, I thought it would be good to mention a few things about pet insurance coverage. There are several companies offering pet health insurance coverage. They...

Lumps and Bumps

 Most pets get “lumps and bumps” on or under the skin in many sizes and textures. These can be benign skin tags or cebaceous adenomas, cysts and lipomas (benign fatty tumors), but can also be malignant skin or subcutaneous tumors arising from deeper tissues. These...

Orthopedic Conditions

 Many orthopedic conditions affect pets, and most can be fixed in one or more ways. It might be a simple fracture that requires internal or external fixation. The same is true of conditions affecting the joints, where damage to the cartilage may lead to osteoarthritis...

A Review of Some Toxic Substances

 Pet owners are more aware of toxic substances which pets might be exposed to around the house/yard – which may account for more cases being seen. It is not unusual to see a case of some dog or puppy who ingested chocolate, sometimes including the wrappers. The...

Pet Diabetes

 Pet diabetes is a disease that is seen in dogs and cats, as well as other animals. Because of its common occurrence in humans, people are aware of some of the symptoms and treatments given, as well as some of the complications that occur. It is very important in...

Lumps and Bumps

Most pets get “lumps and bumps” on or under the skin in many sizes and textures. These can be benign skin tags or cebaceous adenomas, cysts and lipomas (benign fatty tumors), but can also be malignant skin or subcutaneous tumors arising from deeper tissues. These...

Brachycephalic Syndrome

 This particular problem occurs in what is known as “brachycephalic” dog breeds; that is, those breeds with very short faces, with almost no snout. These breeds include: Chihuahua, Bulldog, King Charles Spaniel, Pug, Boston terrier, Maltese, Pekinese, ShihTzu, and...

Issues of The Heart

 Heart conditions exist in many pets, and vary in type similar to heart conditions in people. Sometimes pet owners aren’t aware of the condition, and sometimes there might be symptoms which don’t seem to be related to heart problems, yet the underlying cause is the...

A Full Workup?

 I recently saw a case, where a young adult Labrador retriever was seen for occasional vomiting, but otherwise acting normally. Initially, the physical exam findings were unremarkable and the owner opted to take the dog home and just get some medication for a possible...

Is It Kennel Cough?

Most pet owners are familiar with the term “kennel cough” in dogs.  Specifically, kennel cough is an infectious tracheobronchitis caused primarily by bacteria called Bordetella bronchiseptica, but other microorganisms may be involved as well, including some viruses. ...

Got Horse?

 Horses are one of my favorite animals to care for, even though I don’t get to see as many as I used to at the beginning of my career. This is mainly due to the fact that I’m usually busy seeing patients and doing surgeries here at the clinic. However, once in a while...

Last, Butt Not Least

 Most dog owners at some point will deal with a problem with their dogs’ anal glands.  These are two glandular structures (pouches) found on either side of the anus which secrete a very pungent material.  These glands are scent glands and the material secreted allows...

Healthcare For Pets

 With all that’s being talked about in the news about healthcare for people, and without getting into that debate, I thought it would be good to mention a few things about pet insurance coverage. There are several companies offering pet health insurance coverage. They...

Lumps And Bumps

 Most pets get “lumps and bumps” on or under the skin in many sizes and textures. These can be benign skin tags or cebaceous adenomas, cysts and lipomas (benign fatty tumors), but can also be malignant skin or subcutaneous tumors arising from deeper tissues. These...

Orthopedic Conditions

 Many orthopedic conditions affect pets, and most can be fixed in one or more ways.  It might be a simple fracture that requires internal or external fixation. The same is true of conditions affecting the joints, where damage to the cartilage may lead to...

A Review Of Some Toxic Substances

Pet owners are more aware of toxic substances which pets might be exposed to around the house/yard – which may account for more cases being seen. It is not unusual to see a case of some dog or puppy who ingested chocolate, sometimes including the wrappers. The...

Pet Diabetes

Pet diabetes is a disease that is seen in dogs and cats, as well as other animals.  Because of its common occurrence in humans, people are aware of some of the symptoms and treatments given, as well as some of the complications that occur. It is very important in...

Lumps And Bumps

 Most pets get “lumps and bumps” on or under the skin in many sizes and textures. These can be benign skin tags or cebaceous adenomas, cysts and lipomas (benign fatty tumors), but can also be malignant skin or subcutaneous tumors arising from deeper tissues. These...

Brachycephalic Syndrome

 This particular problem occurs in what is known as “brachycephalic” dog breeds; that is, those breeds with very short faces, with almost no snout.  These breeds include: Chihuahua, Bulldog, King Charles Spaniel, Pug, Boston terrier, Maltese, Pekinese, ShihTzu, and...

Issues of the Heart

 Heart conditions exist in many pets, and vary in type similar to heart conditions in people.  Sometimes pet owners aren’t aware of the condition, and sometimes there might be symptoms which don’t seem to be related to heart problems, yet the underlying cause is the...

A Full Workup?

 I recently saw a case, where a young adult Labrador retriever was seen for occasional vomiting, but otherwise acting normally.  Initially, the physical exam findings were unremarkable and the owner opted to take the dog home and just get some medication for a...

Got Horse?

 Horses are one of my favorite animals to care for, even though I don’t get to see as many as I used to at the beginning of my career.  This is mainly due to the fact that I’m usually busy seeing patients and doing surgeries here at the clinic.  However, once in a...

Last, Butt Not Least

 Most dog owners at some point will deal with a problem with their dogs’ anal glands.  These are two glandular structures (pouches) found on either side of the anus which secrete a very pungent material.  These glands are scent glands and the material secreted allows...

Healthcare for Pets

 With all that’s being talked about in the news about healthcare for people, and without getting into that debate, I thought it would be good to mention a few things about pet insurance coverage.  There are several companies offering pet health insurance coverage. ...

A Review of Some Toxic Substances

 Pet owners are more aware of toxic substances which pets might be exposed to around the house/yard – which may account for more cases being seen.  It is not unusual to see a case of some dog or puppy who ingested chocolate, sometimes including the wrappers. ...

Orthopedic Conditions

Many orthopedic conditions affect pets, and most can be fixed in one or more ways.  It might be a simple fracture that requires internal or external fixation. The same is true of conditions affecting the joints, where damage to the cartilage may lead to osteoarthritis...