Category: Medications

Ear Disease in Dogs: Part Two

If your dog suffers from ear disease, this blog’s for you! Ear problems can be so darned frustrating to deal with, primarily because they are so prone to recurrence. Part One of this series focused on the anatomy… Read More

Are You Smarter Than a Vet Student?

Back by popular demand is, “Are You Smarter Than a Vet Student” a test of your veterinary medical savvy. This time we will test your knowledge about veterinary emergencies. Please provide me with your responses. You may be… Read More

Buyer Beware

Prescription medications can be just as expensive for dogs and cats as they are for us. For the pricier drugs I prescribe for my canine and feline patients, or those that will need to be given long term,… Read More

Is It Vomiting or Is It Regurgitation?

Boomer, an adorable and effervescent young Cairn Terrier, was recently referred to me for vomiting of three days duration. This mischievous little boy raided the kitchen garbage the day before the vomiting began. Neither blood work nor abdominal… Read More

Thunder Struck

When we moved from California six months ago, I suspected that our two dogs, Nellie and Quinn, might not take kindly to the frequent thunderstorms we would experience in the mountains of North Carolina. My hunch was accurate…. Read More

A Bumper Crop of Parasites

Heartworms and hookworms and fleas, oh my!! Get ready- the forecast is that this year’s combination of unseasonably warm winter temperatures and plenty of springtime precipitation is going to produce a deluge of parasite problems for our pets… Read More

Something Fishy

Dietary supplementation with fish oil has become all the rage these days as a means for maintaining a “well oiled machine”. Admittedly, I swallow fish oil capsules daily based on their proven health benefits. Not only do the… Read More

A Heads Up About Novartis Products

Boy, oh boy, am I glad I am not the CEO of Novartis Pharmaceuticals right now. On January 9th of this year the company issued a voluntary recall of some of their over-the-counter human products including Excedrin, NoDoz,… Read More

Advocacy Aids

  I use the term Advocacy Aids to describe a set of health forms I’ve created to help you excel as your pet’s medical advocate. Where can you find them?  It’s easy.  Simply go to www.speakingforspot.com and look… Read More

Canine arthritis: Symptoms and treatment options for arthritis in dogs

While I’m busy recovering from some back surgery, you have the good fortune of reading posts from some of my favorite doggie bloggers!  Today’s post comes from Dr. Lorie Huston who blogs regularly at Examiner.com.   Please make her… Read More