Auto-Immune-Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)

Auto-Immune-Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)

In the exam room, Romeo looked bad. A seven-year-old large breed dog of mixed heritage, he was overweight and superficially (and to his owner) looked in good condition. But on my closer examination, he looked bad. Really bad. On my professional exam, Romeo’s heart...
Kick Cancer’s Butt

Kick Cancer’s Butt

Shhh! Don’t tell. We are having cake Tuesday. It seemed appropriate since we are celebrating. We even designed and ordered shirts: green shirts with a wiggly dog butt. The celebration is a tad bittersweet, but it is a celebration regardless. Kick Cancer’s Butt We put...
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...
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...

Good Ideas, Or Not

I had a talk with a couple in the exam room. Their dog has a chronic disease and they were asking if they had caused it. My honesty made that a hard answer. Every time we do something we have a choice. We can choose to do something that is good for us or our pets or...
Rabies And The One Health Initiative

Rabies And The One Health Initiative

The One Health Initiative is a movement to forge co-equal, all-inclusive collaborations between all healthcare providers. Veterinarians are used to taking treatments and medications from human medicine, but our important role as human health protectors is now being...