One Patient’s Experience With CODOX-M/IVAC Plus Rituxan

Normally, this blog is dedicated to providing information that will improve animal health.  Well, the next two posts will focus on humans and helping people with cancer.  When I was diagnosed with double hit lymphoma (non-Hodgkin’s large B cell lymphoma and Burkitt’s lymphoma), the lack of information surprised me. So, this post will focus on […]

You Make The Diagnosis: Listen and Name This Costa Rica Monkey

In early December 2011, I had the privilege of going to Costa Rica.  Wow, what a great country!  It is beautiful and filled with amazing animals.  If you enjoy watching wildlife in their natural environment, I would strongly recommend a trip to Costa Rica. During a boat trip through a national park, I recorded the following video.  Please listen closely […]

Chihuahuas Need Socialization

Yesterday, I met a wonderful Chihuahua named Belle.  She is a two pound, kissing machine.  The pup wiggles her entire body when she meets a new person and then showers  them with affection.  I wish all Chihuahuas were as well-behaved as Belle.  Unfortunately, this is not the case.  I learned that the hard way.   Isn’t Belle […]

You Make The Diagnosis: Name This Costa Rica Animal

Costa Rica is a beautiful country filled with amazing animals.  During a recent vacation to the Guanacaste Province, I took a river tour to observe flora and fauna.  My guide, Olmon Sosa, pointed out the creatures pictured below.  I would have never found them on my own.  Name this well camouflaged animal.          Diagnosis:  Brazilian Long-nosed Bat (Phychonycteris naso) The Brazilian Long-nosed […]

You Make The Diagnosis: Jaw Problem In Dogs

Dogs may inherit a variety of dental problems from missing teeth to malformed jaws.  Examine the pictures below and then name this common dental problem. Diagnosis:  Mandibular Prognathic Bite (Undershot Jaw) Notice how the lower jaw (mandible) protrudes past the upper jaw (maxilla)?  This condition is commonly referred to as an underbite.  It is further classified […]