Category: pets

Keep Your Pets Safe This 4th of July

You will find some great articles and advice for keeping your pets safe over the July 4th holiday weekend. http://vetmedicine.about.com/cs/diseasesall/a/petsfireworks.htm http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/Press/InNews/tomfireworks2.html http://blog.fetchthepaper.com/2007/06/4th-of-july-saf.html Now, here’s wishing you and your four-legged best friend a most enjoyable and safe summer! Nancy… Read More

Medical Alert for Those Caring for a Diabetic Dog or Cat

If your four-legged family member is diabetic and the insulin product you are administering is Vetsulin®, please pay close attention.  The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine is alerting veterinarians that problems with this product are being reported. Apparently,… Read More

Will Your Pet’s Microchip Bring Him Home?

Other than hanging identification tags on collars, I’ve always thought (and advised my clients) that microchipping our dogs and cats is the best way to ensure that we will be reunited should circumstances separate us. As it turns… Read More

Tipper’s Trials and Tribulations

Tipper came to live with us just over a month ago.  We don’t know what he was called during his former life in Louisiana.  Like so many other dogs, Hurricane Katrina forced Tipper to adapt to a new name,… Read More

Givin’ it Up For Spot

A recent issue of the journal called Tobacco Control reported that approximately 28 percent of cigarette smokers would try to quit if they knew that secondhand smoke might endanger their pets.  Among the authors of this article is… Read More

Skunked

You’d think Nellie and Quinn would learn from their prior lapses in judgment.  No such luck!  My continually curious canines played with a skunk last night just before bedtime.  They came running into the house accompanied by that… Read More

Dogs, the Opiate of the Masses

 I facilitate a Client Support Group at my veterinary hospital.  We meet regularly to provide support for those struggling emotionally with the illness or loss of a beloved four-legged family member.  The last session had most of us… Read More

Keep Your Pets Safe This 4th of July

You will find some great articles and advice for keeping your pets safe over the July 4th holiday weekend. http://vetmedicine.about.com/cs/diseasesall/a/petsfireworks.htm http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/Press/InNews/tomfireworks2.html http://blog.fetchthepaper.com/2007/06/4th-of-july-saf.html Now, here’s wishing you and your four-legged best friend a most enjoyable and safe summer! Dr…. Read More

The Winners – Speaking for Spot Be Kind to Animals Week Contest

I suspect that every week is a “Be Kind to Animals Week” in your household.  Nonetheless, the official “Be Kind to Animals Week” started this year on May third.  In honor of this special time, I held a… Read More

BObama

It’s official! The Obama family has adopted a pup named Bo. Every journalist, commentator, and blogger will be looking for a unique angle on this fabulous story. Some will extol the virtues of Portugese Water Dogs compared to… Read More