Category: Veterinary Emergency

On the Road Veterinary Emergencies

A recent survey was commissioned by Petplan Pet Insurance to determine the popularity of traveling with pets. Among the 3,300 responders, 70% reported that their pets accompany them on vacations. I’m not surprised by this whopping statistic- we… Read More

Hendersonville, North Carolina- You Rock!

I’m so proud of my new hometown, Hendersonville, North Carolina. Today’s local newspaper, the Times-News featured an important and educational front page story documenting a dangerous scenario that is, unfortunately, all too common this time of year. In… Read More

Pet Poisons

The telephone call I hope you never have to make is to a pet poison control center. If the situation does arise, however, I hope you will have the appropriate contact information close at hand. Two poison control… Read More

I Can’t Believe He Ate That!

Needle lodged within the intestinal tract © Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic Dogs and cats eat some pretty darned crazy things! Sure, I can understand nabbing a loaf of bread from the kitchen counter or sneaking some “kitty roca”… Read More

Murphy and Ruska

I refer to my last week at work as the “Murphy and Ruska Show” in honor of two delightful patients who arrived at my doorstep one day apart, each with a life-threatening disorder called pneumothorax. “Pneumo” means air… Read More

The Elephant in the Middle of the Exam Room

My dual career as an author and a practicing veterinarian provides me with a unique vantage point. Not only am I privy to the issues my veterinary colleagues are stewing about, I also receive a plethora of emails… Read More

Dogs and Mushrooms: A Potentially Lethal Mix

      I remember the sad sinking feeling I experienced last August as I read an email from my friend Diana Gerba.  Seeing her email in my inbox initially prompted excitement- oh goodie, more photos and stories about Donato,… Read More