Honoring Four-Legged Veterans

On Memorial Day, I was reflecting on veterans.  I believe it is fitting to honor all veterans. both humans and animals, who served in the armed forces. The humans return to the United States but what happens to the animals?  In the case of working dogs, many are left in the country where they served even though their […]

Plague Found Again in Desert Southwest May 2015

On May 13, 2015 I received an update from the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association warning veterinarians that plague was diagnosed in Jerome, Arizona. A cat tested positive for Yersinia pestis and it is suspected in three other cats. Y.pestis is endemic to the southwestern United States as well as semiarid areas of Asia and Africa. […]

You Make The Diagnosis: Dog With Tooth Problem

During every exam, I always analyze the teeth and look for signs of periodontal disease, malocclusion, masses or other dental problems. When I opened this dog’s lips, the left side of his mouth was normal but the right side had a serious problem. Study the image and answer the following questions: Which tooth is abnormal? What […]