The most difficult time for a pet lover…the most difficult time for a veterinarian…is the last stage of life – the good-bye, and more times than not, euthanasia.
In veterinary medicine, much of our business is based on word of mouth. I love that.
I LOVE New Year’s resolutions – it seems as though everyone loves or hates them.
I wanted to write a short follow-up to the article on intervertebral disk disease. It is such a complex condition, that justice can not be done it in one post…or two for that matter.
Back problems are so common in Dachshunds that at a recent lecture by a noted local veterinary surgeon, his entire “prevention” advice was “Don’t get a Dachshund.” I am sure he was kidding.
Today I attended an all day lecture on anesthesia and pain management by veterinary anesthesiologist Dr. William Tranquilli. First, how awesome is that name?? Second, I will tell you a little bit about why pain management is so very important to me.
My Daughter: “What are you going to write about this week, Mom?” me: “I think holiday safety, if that isn’t too boring.” My Daughter: “Safety isn’t boring, Mom.”
In our last post, we discussed vaccinations every healthy dog and puppy should have – rabies, distemper, adenovirus and parvo virus. In this post, we will go over vaccinations that are also valuable in preventing disease, but are not needed by every dog in every situation.
Every dog deemed healthy enough for vaccination by a veterinarian should be vaccinated against the following diseases:
If you are up for the challenge and fun of trimming your dog’s nails – yes, I do think trimming dogs’ nails is fun, weird, I know – keep reading.
The third annual Pawcurious Blogathon starts this coming Saturday at 1:00 pm Central Time!
Last week we talked about Halloween safety. I promised to post all the pictures you sent from then till now, and here they are!
Halloween is coming up quickly! Are you ready for a pet-safe holiday?
“Cancer is the number one natural cause of death in dogs and cats in the United States, Europe and Japan.”
Most dogs have fairly clean ears most of the time. As a general rule, most dogs can benefit from having their ears cleaned about once a month.
Having a sick or injured pet is scary. The following is a list that I hope will be helpful as you decide if your pet needs to be seen NOW or SOON or can be adequately cared for at home.
…and it’s not a brain tumor. Thank goodness! Because neurological signs in older dogs are super scary.
Here in Nebraska, tornadoes are common in the spring. This year, we are also struggling through an awful flooding season. Other areas of the country (and world) have been hard hit recently with these and other emergencies, including hurricanes, earthquakes and forest fires.
The thyroid gland is a bilobular organ next to the trachea on the underside of the neck. Each lobe is the shape, consistency, color and size (in a medium-sized dog) of a Swedish Fish, which from here on should be included on the candy’s packaging, because how cool is that??
After the first Nebraska Huskers football game of the season, the family was celebrating with a pick up game in the yard. My niece Oreo Dog was in the middle of every play.