Doggy Diarrhea

Doggy Diarrhea

We've all been there. You wake up at 3 a.m. to the whining dog and perhaps a putrid odor. As you stumble out of bed you plant your bare foot directly into a liquid that oozes between your toes, making you let loose a stream of expletives that you're happy your mother...

Are All Raw Food Diets Created Equal?

Are All Raw Food Diets Created Equal?

One of the the fastest growing aspects of veterinary medicine is holistic medicine, and along with that comes an increasing number of pet owners wishing to feed a more natural or species-appropriate diet. Many are willing to explore the topic of raw feeding, but have...

Nuts for Pets

Nuts for Pets

Many websites proclaim the dangers of feeding nuts of any kind to dogs. While some nuts are extremely toxic, others may provide benefits for pet health. Potentially toxic nuts to avoid: Macadamia nuts - Ingestion of macadamia nuts by dogs has been associated with a...

The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

When I took ophthalmology rotation in veterinary school, I was determined that I would never want to work on eye problems, as they made me extremely nervous. One wrong move, and a pet could be blinded for life. Since that time, I've actually come to really enjoy...

Preventing and Treating Diabetes in Dogs and Cats

Preventing and Treating Diabetes in Dogs and Cats

Diabetes mellitus, or diabetes, is a condition that occurs when the body can not use glucose (a type of sugar) normally.  Glucose is the main source of energy for the body’s cells.   The levels of glucose in the blood are primarily controlled by a hormone called...

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