Puppy Vaginitis

Puppy vaginitis is a frustrating medical problem that is first noticed around 8 to 12 weeks of age.  Signs include licking of the vulva, frequent urination and a thick vaginal discharge that coats the hair around the vulva.  The frequent urination makes these girls difficult to housebreak.  To diagnosis this condition, I perform a thorough vaginal exam looking for […]

Abused Dogs

Working with abused animals is a difficult but rewarding experience.  Since more abusers seem to be male, traumatized pets are often more comfortable around women than men.  This is especially true with dogs who operate under the “pack” method of thinking.  Women are perceived as less threatening because of their softer voices and nurturing personalities.  I hear lots of stories about abused dogs […]

You Make The Diagnosis: Weimaraner

Weimaraners are a fun and sometimes stubborn breed with a lot of personality.  Originally bred for hunting, they have become a popular pet.  It is easy to see why after working with Jade, the Weimaraner pictured below.  She came into the clinic with a pitiful expression on her face.  After her examination was complete, her […]