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 […]

Possible Salmonella Contamination Causes Recall Of Pig Ears for Pet Treats

Recently, I received an AVMA alert warning of possible salmonella contamination of pig ears.  On May 3, 2011, Keys Manufacturing Company reported that a dog in Missouri became ill after consuming their product.  Therefore, the company issued a recall for 100 count Pig Ears for Pet Treats with a UPC of 7 61094 15000.  The suspect treats […]

Petique Book Signing By Veterinarian, Kristen Nelson

On Saturday, May 14th, 2011, I will be appearing at Petique – the Arizona Humane Society adoption center and store located at the Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona.  Come get your veterinary questions answered from 1:00 to 3:00 pm during a question and answer session with the vet.  I will also autograph copies of my book, Coated With […]