There Is No Daycare in the Wild

There Is No Daycare in the Wild

There is no daycare in the wild. It is spring and the world brings forth young at the time when there are plenty of plants and insects to feed them. Unfortunately, in the wild, not all mothers survive and there is not an adoption system in place for the...

Happy Dogs

Happy Dogs

Guardian Animal’s anniversary falls on a Sunday this year, just like it did when we opened 29 years ago. There have been many things that have happened over the years, both good and not so good, but one of the things I still love the most is the happy...

GA5k

GA5k

Two weeks to go! Guardian Animal Medical Center is hosting a 5K run and 1-mile dog walk on Saturday, May 18. This will be our fourth year. We decided at our roles and goals meeting at the New Year that it would be an annual thing. When the talk of...

Seizures, Syncope, Collapse, Oh, My!

Seizures, Syncope, Collapse, Oh, My!

Friday started out normal enough. Angie needed flea and tick medicine, Belle graduated from the puppy plan, Molly got booster vaccinations, Leo needed a nail trim, Baby needed bird food, and then Liset, the cat, was in for a swollen eye that really was...

Make Mine Chocolate

Make Mine Chocolate

My best friend would love the House Rabbit Society's Easter campaign. See, she loves chocolate and, well, not so much, the care associated with pets. The "Make Mine Chocolate" campaign was created by the Columbus, Ohio, chapter of House Rabbit Society....

Vet Suicide

Vet Suicide

This week, there were reports of three veterinarians who have taken their own lives by their own hands. I didn’t know them. They are not personal friends. This week they were not classmates or close colleagues. But when I told my best friend, she commented...

OVMA

OVMA

“Where did you go on vacation last week? I tried to get in and you were out.” “Vacation? I haven’t been on vacation in about 18 months. Oh, last week I attended a conference to get my continuing education.” Actually, most conferences are a lot of work....

Spring is Coming!

Spring is Coming!

Spring is coming! I don’t know who couldn’t love spring. The plants start to pop up through the snow, blooms are on trees and everything starts to green up. I love to garden, but spring does bring some pet hazards. Tulips have allergenic lactones. Unrelated hyacinths...

Cough

Cough

Franco recently sent me an email to ask what medicine he should use for a cough in a dog. Franco is the animal assistant at The Big Fix in Uganda where I volunteered for a week last fall. Franco and Dr Arnold and I have kept in touch about cases since I...

Dental Care

Dental Care

February is dental health month. During this month the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) puts out extra publicity about pet dental health care. They do that because brushing your pet’s teeth and proper health care is good for both your pet’s...