Common Injuries In Cats Who Fall Out Of Buildings

During my internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City, I was introduced to a condition in cats called ‘High-rise syndrome’.  When people open their windows to enjoy the fresh air, some cats accidently fall to the sidewalks below.  On the first nice day of spring, I remember the senior veterinarian saying, “It’s going […]

Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church Blesses Animals

On Saturday, April 13th, 2013, Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church located in Cave Creek, Arizona will host a blessing of the animals.  The event starts at 10:00am and all animals receive a St. Francis medal.  According the church, they host this event to celebrate God’s creation.  Here is how they describe it: “When […]

You Make the Diagnosis: Name This Gum Condition in Dogs

Pictured below is the mouth of dog who was having surgery.  The clear trach tube seen extending from his mouth is used to pass a mixture of oxygen and an anesthetic gas into the lungs.  It is gently tied around the dog’s head to keep it from slipping out.  Look closely at the dog’s mouth then answer the following questions:  What […]

Wild at Heart Helps Endangered Species of Owls

Hidden down a dirt road in Cave Creek, Arizona is a wildlife rehabilitation center that specializes in caring for birds of prey.  Founded and directed by Sam and Bob Fox, this organization is “Dedicated to the conservation and preservation of Arizona’s native wildlife through the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned birds of prey, relocation of displaced burrowing owls, […]