Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love

This afternoon I finished writing the first draft of Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love!  It covers part of the second year of my Minnesota clinic.  Thank you to the fans who waited since Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life was published in 2010.  Cancer set me back for longer than expected but it did not win!  I […]

Long Haired Chihuahua Gives Birth

This is Angel, a beautiful long-haired Chihuahua.  This is her before picture . . . before having puppies.  Scroll down to learn more about the normal stages of canine labor and a video clip to see Angel’s pups.   In normal canine parturition, the female (bitch) goes through three specific stages of labor. Prior to its onset, her body temperature will drop […]

Bear The Clinic Cat

Pictured below is Bear, one of the clinic cats at Alta Vista Veterinary Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.  This is a large hospital that is open from 7 am to 10 pm seven days a week.  I love working there because of the variety of animals we treat and the wonderful staff.  This clinic reminds me of my internship […]

Marrow Bones May Be Dangerous to Dogs

Many who love dogs give their pets marrow bones to chew on.  They naturally believe that marrow bones are safe.  However, one look at the picture below demonstrates why I do not recommend them.  When the dog is chewing out the center, it is easy for the bone to pass over the lower canine teeth and get stuck around […]

Cats Need Exercise

Owners do too, but we will focus on the cats.  It is very important for cats to get at least 15 minutes of play each day.  There are a variety of great toys available for them to enjoy.  Remember to mimic their behavior in the wild – hunt, catch, kill.  They need to catch the toy […]