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...

Brachycephalic Syndrom

Brachycephalic Syndrom This particular problem occurs in what is known as “brachycephalic” dog breeds; that is , those breeds with very short faces with almost no snout. These breeds include: Chihuahua, Bulldog, King Charles Spaniel, Pug, Boston Terrier, Maltese,...

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...