Tag: Obesity

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

Anal Sacs: Good-For-Nothing Little Trouble Makers!

Here’s my true confession. After 30 years of practicing veterinary medicine, anal sacs have always been (and will remain) my least favorite part of a patient’s anatomy. They are good-for-nothing little trouble makers that serve no useful physiologic… 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

Can you take your dog by surprise when it’s time for a walk?

Are you able to prepare to take your dog for a walk without him or her knowing what you are up to?  Is your dog ever surprised when you show up with leash in hand?  Why do I… Read More

Trends in Veterinary Medicine

Just as human docs are seeing more patients with diabetes, so too are veterinarians.  A first-of-its-kind study conducted by Banfield Pet Hospital (a corporation with more than 770 veterinary hospitals) documents rises in the incidence of diabetes, dental… Read More