A Full Workup?

A Full Workup? I recently saw a case, where a young adult Labrador retriever was seen for occasional vomiting, but otherwise acting normally. Initially, the physical exam findings were unremarkable, and the owner opted to take the dog home and just get some medication...

Is It Kennel Cough?

Is It Kennel Cough? Most pet owners are familiar with the term “kennel cough” in dogs. Specifically, kennel cough is an infectious tracheobronchitis caused primarily by bacteria called Bordetella bronchiseptica, but other microorganisms may be involved as well,...

Healthcare for Pets

Healthcare for Pets With all that’s being talked about in the news about healthcare for people, and without getting into that debate, I thought it would be good to mention a few things about pet insurance coverage. There are several companies offering pet health...

Pet Allergies

Pet Allergies Pets often are diagnosed with “allergies”. The causes of pet allergies vary from food-induced, to environmental (seasonal), to insect bites and other pests like fleas, ticks, and mites. Many times, the reaction is a one-time occurrence. However, some...

Holidays and Pets

Holidays and Pets As everybody gets in the spirit of the holiday season, we must not forget that our pets may think all the goodies that become available during this time, is also for them to enjoy.  Likewise, after the holidays, many foods are still around, and care...