I have been meaning to train Qwerty to a muzzle for a long time. He has never bit any one. He doesn't even growl, unless he is mad at the cats for trying to steal his food. He isn't reactive. I am not sure he has a mean bone in his body. Why on Earth … Continue reading Don’t fear the muzzle
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
Qwerty has a cut, I am on the phone with his daycare and my heart sinks. It's behind his shoulder, in a place that will be very hard to heal. Wonderful, he is a young, active GSP and now I am going to have to keep him QUIET? He needed stitches, somehow he got himself … Continue reading It’s just a flesh wound!
September is Suicide Awareness month. It's never an easy topic, but I think people need to talk about it and try to help one another out. Veterinary Medicine has a very high suicide rate matching rates for medical doctors, and police officers and other rescue/disaster workers. Long, irregular hours, high debt to income ratio, and … Continue reading Veterinary Suicide