Prevention of Cataracts in Dogs with Diabetes Mellitus

One of the most devastating side effects of diabetes mellitus in dogs is blindness from cataracts. In dogs with normal sugar metabolism, glucose in the lens is metabolized by an enzyme called hexokinase into small molecules that diffuse out of the lens. When the glucose levels are high, hexokinase cannot keep up and the excess […]

You Make The Diagnosis: Cloudy Eyes in a Dog

Several months ago, I performed an annual exam on a lovely Chihuahua mix.¬† This handsome boy let me look in his mouth, listen to his heart and feel his abdomen. Look at the picture below and then answer the following questions: What is wrong with this dog’s eyes? Does it affect his vision? List some […]

Unconditional Love from Pets – A Tribute to Mat the Cat

Pets love their people unconditionally. As a¬†veterinarian, I see their unconditional love displayed in a variety of ways. Most of my patients still like me even after an uncomfortable treatment. I am amazed by how many dogs wag their tail for me after I vaccinate them. Cats often rub their faces on me and purr […]