What you need to know to keep your best friend in top form.
Happy Tail is my favorite name for a medical condition, but it is also one of my least favorite things to see. Read more
The recent pet food recall has left many pet owners scrambling to replace their recalled pet food brands, yet few are aware of the proper protocol for disposing of contaminated food and rapidly changing their pets’ diets. Read more
What have been your successes and challenges in reaching and maintaining ideal weights for your pets? Read more
Although the thought of this activity is nauseating, there is actually one stage in a pet’s life when coprophagia is expected. Read more
One of my goals as a veterinarian is to make visits to the hospital enjoyable for pets. That is no small task. Read more
If you’re going to take your dogs along on long car trips (or even short trips around town), doing so safely is of paramount importance. Read more
Dry eye or keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) is a relatively common disease of dogs that causes decreased tear production. Read more
Otitis externa – inflammation of the outer ear canal, the most common form of ear disease in dogs, is usually infectious and almost always secondary to an underlying problem. Read more
Though it sure doesn’t feel like it up here in the Pacific Northwest, the summer travel season will soon be upon us. And if you’re like many dog owners, that means fun road trips with the hounds! Read more
After weeks of preparing for a dog-safe holiday, eating all the chocolate so your dogs would be safe (you are awesome!), passing on the shiny but dangerous plastic Easter grass and putting the leftovers in the refrigerator and the baskets on the top shelf, are you ready for some affirmation? Read more
Rabies disease is caused by a virus that attacks the central nervous system. All mammals have the potential to be infected. Read more
An ear infection, stomach ache or cough can prompt a visit to your doctor and the same holds true for our pets. While the majority of these conditions are curable, they can become chronic and expensive to treat.