Valid Client Patient Relationship Required

Valid Client Patient Relationship Required

Apologies to Dr. Seuss. I am a vet. Vet I am. I am a vet. Veterinarian-I-Am. That's Doctor-I-Am! That's Doctor-I-Am! I do not like that Doc-I-Am! Write me a health certificate, Doctor, please. Only I can’t come in for an exam. Do you like orange scrubs or stripes? I...

Coprophagia

Coprophagia

My yellow lab, Whiskey, eats poop. Technically is it known as coprophagia, the consuming of fecal matter. And it is a frequent complaint of dog owners. It can cause gastrointestinal (GI) upset, intestinal parasitic infection, transmission of infectious disease and...

Buddy

Buddy

I don’t think there was a dry eye in the hospital. It was Thursday on a week that had been long by Tuesday. Many of us had issues at home that were stressful at best. All of us try hard to leave home at home and work at work. We couldn’t continue if we didn’t. But...

Vaccines

Vaccines

I had a shingles vaccination Saturday. My shingles vaccine reaction started that afternoon. A vaccine is a weak or small part of the disease that trains the immune system. The idea is that it prepares the body to fight the disease without the disease symptoms. I do...

Pet Festival

Pet Festival

“Having a party, dancing on the ceiling” was playing on the radio the other morning and it is still running through my head as I try to write. Having a Festival (apologies to Sam Cooke) We're havin' a festival Celebratin’ the wildlife. Rehabbed by Guardian At the Med...

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

Friday was two days after 9/11. That meant it was the 13th and a Friday. Friday the 13th. We are not superstitious, but we tried not to think about it. (From Wikipedia: The superstition surrounding this day may have arisen in the Middle Ages, "originating from the...

Cat Fights

Cat Fights

Saturday morning, nine A. M. There are two appointments scheduled. Both are cats. Buddy was just neutered four weeks ago, so we see him first. Besides Mow Mow’s parents are new clients and still filling out their paperwork. Buddy had gotten loose a couple of times and...

Miracles

Miracles

We first saw Rusty in mid August. The 27 pound, red male fiest mix was about nine years old and had been vomiting blood since April. He now had a bloody mucoid stool. The owners had not been ignoring the problem and various things had been tried at another vet, but...

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

Friday was two days after 9/11. That meant it was the 13th and a Friday. Friday the 13th. We are not superstitious, but we tried not to think about it. (From Wikipedia: The superstition surrounding this day may have arisen in the Middle Ages, "originating from the...

Neuter

Neuter

I just finished Chief’s neuter. Chief belongs to a new client and is an older, cute boxer. I saw him on Tuesday for annual vaccinations and after his physical exam, I recommended that they neuter him. “We were wondering about that.” I replied, “It’s time.” Chief had...