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    There’s no way around it. Some people will appreciate this post. Some will hate it. But I promise the content is honest and meant to be helpful. If you bring your pet to a board-certified veterinary specialist, there is a reasonable chance a test your pet previously had performed with your family veterinarian will be ... [Read more...]

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    Dogs and cats like to chew on things. That fact won’t come as a shock to any pet parent. Unfortunately, they also like to swallow some of those foreign items on which they nibble. This week I spend some time discussing how to help your fur baby should you find yourself in a scenario where ... [Read more...]

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    Last week I reviewed a relatively unknown household threat to dogs and cats – bread dough intoxication. More commonly around the holidays emergency rooms see a spike in a specific type of illness in our furry companions – acute pancreatitis. This illness can manifest at any time of year, but incidence around the major winter holidays in ... [Read more...]

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    Veterinary medicine is advancing every day. One of the most significant advances in recent memory is the use of ultrasonography to help diagnose various disorders in our animal companions. This week I share some information about this truly important imaging modality, and hope you find the information insightful. Happy reading! As side note, this week marks ... [Read more...]

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    Skin masses are relatively common in dogs. I’ve previously discussed the importance of routine surveillance and early intervention based on the mantras #SeeSomethingDoSomething and #WhyWaitAspirate as advocated by board-certified veterinary cancer specialist, Dr. Susan Ettinger (Dr. Sue Cancer Vet). One group of skin masses is collectively referred to as histiocytic disease, and this week I ... [Read more...]

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    Everybody knows the most famous rodent in the world – Mickey Mouse. We all also know Bambi’s beloved woodland buddy – Thumper. But did you know Mickey and Thumper could pose a risk to everybody’s lasagna-loving cat, Garfield? That’s right! Rodents and rabbits can transmit a potentially fatal disease called tularemia to our feline friends. ... [Read more...]

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