Feline Oral Resorptive Lesions

Feline Oral Resorptive Lesions (FORL’s) are a common, painful problem in cats.  In this disease, the cat’s own body destroys their teeth by resorption. In the early stages, the gums are inflamed around the affected tooth as the outer layer of cementum is destroyed.  As the disease progresses, more layers of the tooth are destroyed all the way down to […]

You Make The Diagnosis: What is special with this dog’s vulva?

Last week, I had the privilege of examining a darling Beagle.  She stood patiently on the table for me while I looked in her eyes, ears, mouth and listened to her heart.  When I parted the lips of her vulva to look into her vagina, I encountered something unexpected.  Please examine the picture below then […]

Desert Dog Police K9 Trials are April 13th & 14th, 2013

This is one of the best annual events in Scottsdale.  For a donation of $1 you can witness police, military, government and security dogs display their immense talent and lust for biting handlers in protective gear.  While the handlers look to have fun, the dogs have even more.  They love their work as evidenced by the tail (or […]