Welcome To Ask The Vet

Welcome to “Ask The Vet”, a category of my blog dedicated to answering questions about the medical care of animals.  Please post questions that conform to the following guidelines: Readers are advised to consult a licensed veterinarian in your area for medical advice regarding your pet.  I can not comment on specific cases and will only provide information that is general […]

Genevieve, The Princess With Three Legs

             GenevieveI met this adorable little furball while working at a friend’s clinic.  A woman approached the counter carrying a cardboard box.  Inside lay a newborn kitten missing one of its back legs.  She said she found the kitten behind a dumpster and wanted it euthanized.  When I opened the box, I saw a newborn kitten […]

Bongo, The Amazon Parrot

            BongoPoor Bongo was plucked from her nest somewhere in Central America and sold into the U.S. pet trade.  While on sale in Minnesota, she developed severe eye problems and limited vision. Since she could no longer be sold, the pet store donated her to the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.  I persuaded the University to give her to me […]