Tag: kidney failure

Pollakiuria: Why is My Pet Urinating More Often Than Normal?

Pollakiuria is a fun word to pronounce, but it’s certainly not a fun symptom to deal with. Pollakiuria means increased frequency of urination. Dogs with this symptom ask to go outside more frequently than normal, often round the… Read More

Canine Bladder Infections: Part I

If you’ve lived your life with dogs, chances are you’ve cared for one with a bladder infection. The normal urinary bladder is sterile, meaning devoid of bacteria. Infection occurs when bacteria find their way into the bladder and… Read More

Winterizing Your Pets: Ten Tips

I want you to know that I will be taking a brief break from my computer during the last half of December. Fear not- I will be returning in 2014! Also, be reminded that in order to take… Read More

Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine: Star-Crossed Lovers

Get ready. You are about to be double teamed by a couple of veterinarians who love to blog. As specialists in emergency medicine (Dr. Tony Johnson) and internal medicine (Dr. Nancy Kay) we both do whatever is reasonable… Read More

It’s About Time!

The United States has become a wee bit of a safer place for our pets. This past December, the Consumer Specialty Products Association and Humane Society Legislative Fund announced that antifreeze manufacturers throughout the United States have finally… Read More

Illnesses Linked to Pet Jerky Treats: What We Do and Don’t Know

Is it safe to feed store bought jerky treats to our pets? Doing so may be risky business given the many news reports of illnesses in dogs and cats associated with jerky consumption. The majority of the more… Read More

Ten Tips for Winterizing Your Pets

Oh, the weather outside is frightful! Winter weather is rapidly approaching and you’ve likely begun layering your clothing and weatherproofing your car. When organizing for winter, don’t forget to think about your pets. They too are deserving of… Read More

Doctor, Behold Thy Patient as Well as Thy Patient’s Test Results!

As is true for all health care professionals, veterinarians sometimes develop tunnel vision. Now and then, they become so focused on test results that they fail to consider whether or not these results actually make sense in relationship… Read More

Were You Smarter Than a Vet Student?

Thanks to all who participated in last week’s game show called, “Are You Smarter Than a Vet Student.”  I have received 107 responses and at least a handful of you had all correct answers (only two people scored… Read More

Are You Smarter Than a Vet Student: Take Two

Back by popular demand is, “Are You Smarter Than a Vet Student” a test of your veterinary medical savvy. I welcome your participation.  Please provide me with your responses  at   dr.kay@speakingforspot.com as I  will be choosing three… Read More