Why Cats’ Meow And Yowl At Night

Recently, I have had many complaints from people about cats who keep them up all night.  The people are desperate for help due to lack of sleep.  Here is a list of the common causes of meowing or yowling that I see broken down into two categories.  I will address treatments in my next post.  Medical:-Hyperthyroidism or excess thyroid […]

African Gray Parrot With Squamous Cell Carcinoma

In January of 2012, I noticed some blood in my parrot’s cage.  Ni is an African Gray parrot who picks her feathers.  I assumed she had just pulled another one, but closer inspection revealed a bloody mass in the area of her preen gland (uropygial gland).  The next day, I performed surgery and removed the mass.  Unfortunately, the biopsy results confirmed my […]

Elevated Food Bowls For Dogs

Pictured below is my dog, Buddy, having dinner from an elevated food Bowl.  I like elevated feeding stations for dogs with megaesophagus, osteoarthritis and cervical disc disease.  In my experience, elevated feeding stations also work well for dogs with anxiety.  They seem to feel less vulnerable when standing. Unfortunately, a study performed at Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine, found that […]

Tucson Festival Of Books

Join Dr. Nelson at the Tucson Festival of Books, March 10 and 11, 2012 at the University of Arizona. Stop by booth #243 on the central mall or join the fun at a panel dicussion.  More information at tucsonfestivalofbooks.org.  –Animal Behavior-Mild to Wild:  Saturday, March 10th from 11:30 to 12:30 in room 111 of the […]