According to the Association for Pet Obesity prevention in 2017 approximately 60% of cats and 56% of dogs were overweight or obese. These numbers are staggering. Working in a Vet Clinic in the heart of winter we commonly hear "Oh, Fluffy has put on weight because it's cold and snowy outside" The truth is those … Continue reading Obesity
I don't talk about this to many people because it's a topic that is a little taboo, but it's a very common problem for any animal that eats. Qwerty has had an issue with chronic diarrhea/loose stool. It's been an on and off problem for about a year now. Diarrhea is an extremely frustrating problem … Continue reading The ins and outs of Diarrhea
It's that time of year again, the snow has fallen, it's getting darker earlier, and the houses are brightly decorated. It is also the season of pet euthanasia. In my experiences I have always noticed a spike of them around the holidays, I have never been for certain why this seems to the the case, … Continue reading How to know when “it’s time”
The short answer? Yes. In my humble opinion the physical exam is one of the most important parts of the vet visit. Why, you ask? All the doctor is doing is petting my pet, maybe lifting their lip? What can the physical exam really do? We cannot communicate directly with our patients, we needs their owner's … Continue reading Do I really need that Exam?
We all do it, I did it most when I was pregnant with my daughter, I felt silly bothering my doctor about every tiny little thing that I was worried about, so I would pull out my phone and type in the google search bar. The internet is full of wonderful things and I am … Continue reading Dr. Google
When I was very young I knew what I was going to do in life and I was not quiet about it. I was going to be a Veterinarian. I loved animals and I wanted to make them better (much to the joy of my pets growing up). When I turned 18 I was ecstatic … Continue reading Vet tech, it’s like a nurse…but not.