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New Kitten!!

Jul 05, 2018

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Veterinarians and humane shelters often encounter cats that have been poorly socialized as kittens.  In some situations, the kitten was either adopted at too young an age –before 7 weeks- or wasn’t properly handled before going to their forever home. The consequences can be severe…

Salad Bar for Everyone

Jun 26, 2018

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Does Emmie the retriever stop half way when fetching her tennis ball in the backyard to nibble some blue grass?  Has Simon the Siamese found the basil plant in the kitchen? If so, they have a lot company at the salad bar.  Both cats and dogs are known to nibble on greenery when…

Pool Party!!

Jun 21, 2018

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Family swimming pools offer a cool respite from summer heat.  In many households however, those that are too young or can’t swim need special attention to avoid tragedy.  Pets, especially dogs, can benefit from many of the safeguards and warning devices designed to alert us that…

Suns Out, Guns Out

Apr 30, 2018

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
As the sun sticks around longer and longer every day, people and pets need to be continually aware of the damage it can do to sensitive skin by emitting electromagnetic radiation (EMR).  EMR which includes not only visible light but infrared and UV light damages multiple layers…

3 Legged Race

Mar 30, 2018

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Q.)  We are excited to welcome a new friend into our family from our local shelter.  Duchess is a 4 year old Weimaraner mix that is a sweet heart and has immediately fit into our home.  Duchess was apparently injured in an accident and is missing her left rear leg- she has lots…

Do You Need Glasses?

Mar 15, 2018

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Owners of senior pets are commonly concerned with their pet’s vision as they age.  Often, it is because they can see some change in their pet’s eyes that they may describe as a cloudiness or film over their eyes.  When changes are coupled with an age related decrease in mobility…

Open Up and Say Ahhhhh

Feb 20, 2018

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Pet and pet parents that have visited their veterinarian in the past month are undoubtedly aware that February is Pet Dental Month.  As we have discussed in the past, most pets over the age of 2 will have some degree of periodontal disease and will benefit from having their teeth…

Dealing with Chronic Diarrhea

Feb 07, 2018

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Q.)  Miso, our 3 year old pit bull mix, had diarrhea for almost 14 month after we adopted him from the shelter.  For 6 months he did ok on a special diet and only occasionally had severe problems.  We stopped all of his chew toys and tried several doses of different antibiotics…

Safe Disposal of Medications

Jan 23, 2018

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
It’s flu season and cold season and slip and fall season- Grandma has a bad back and Uncle Larry has high blood pressure.  Tiffany just got over her third ear infection and Crystal the American Eskimo puppy has some ointment for a skin rash.   Many of us are taking more trips to…

Are You a Pothead, Doggo?

Jan 18, 2018

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
One of the consequences of the relaxation of laws regarding marijuana possession in many parts of the country is an increase in emergency visits for pets that have ingested a toxic amount of marijuana or it’s derivatives, THC and CBD-both of which can cause significant disease…

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