Pets Are Part Of The Family: Poll Results

I was recently interviewed by Megan Scott of the Associated Press.  The AP partnered in a recent poll on people’s view toward pets and their role in the family.  Many of us know this intrinsically, but about half of those polled believe animals are a full and essential part of the family.  Below is a link to the article from my […]

Buddy – A German Shepherd Mix

The morning began like any other.  I placed a collar on Susie and headed out for a walk.  As I locked the front door, Susie began to growl.  There on the driveway, a coyote stood staring at us.  Scratches covered his scrawny body.  The three of us stood looking at each other for a minute before I […]

Socializing Orphan Kittens

Raising an orphan kitten is rewarding and also a huge responsibility.  Between late night feedings, stimulating the little ones to void and keeping them warm, it’s a full time commitment.  While most surrogate parents learn to handle the kitten’s physical needs, some may unintentionally ignore their emotional needs.  Out of love, people spoil them.  The indulged little tyke grows into a naughty […]

Excitement Urination In Dogs

Over my career, I observed many people who confuse excitement urination with submissive urination.  The poor guardians stop petting their dog’s head, speak in a quiet voice and ignore the dog when they return home, yet the problem still persists.  Every time the dog gets excited, urine puddles on the floor because the underlying cause is not addressed.  In […]

What Did This Dog Swallow?

The last several posts to ‘You Make The Diagnosis’ have been pretty difficult, so I decided to give you an easy one.  The following is a picture of a dog’s mouth.  It focuses on the base of the tongue (upper right corner) at the back of the mouth.  The questions are;  What did this dog swallow?  How did […]

Submissive Urination In Dogs

Inappropriate urination is a common problem we treat in veterinary medicine.  People have little tolerance for a dog who leaves a puddle on the floor every time they enter the room.  I have to admit, I also find it annoying when dogs flood the exam table and then try to place their wet paws on my face . […]

Name This Rare Cat Breed

It is my pleasure to introduce Rudy Purrs-alot!  Rudy is large cat with a powerful muscular body.  His long hind legs make him an exceptionally agile cat.  He has an impressive vertical leap.  As his name suggests, Rudy is an affectionate guy who enjoys spending time with people.  I am told he never stops purring around his family.  Study the pictures and answer the […]