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Portion Control

Feb 01, 2020

Paper Trained

by 

Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.


 Miss Kitty needs a little help with portion control to achieve her New Year's weight loss resolution.  Rosco enjoyed a bowl of prescription dog food that Tucker couldn't get to fast enough.   Sound familiar?  Feeding time can be complicated especially with multiple pets and different diets and owners…

Naughty Kitty or Sick Kitty?

Jan 27, 2020

 

Paper Trained

by 

Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.

Q.)  Our 7 year old cat was not using the litter box despite a whole list of things we were told to do.  For awhile, it seemed like adding a litter box solved the problem but after a week or so, the problem returned.  We took her to our vet and tried antibiotics and some pain medications but…

Can You Hear Me?

Jan 14, 2020

 

Paper Trained

by 

Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.

 

Q.)  We convinced our kids to wait till after Christmas for a puppy but they are all excited about it now.  We will probably get a Dalmatian -my wife had one when she was a kid- and have located a couple of breeders.   In the limited amount of research we have done so far…

To Medicate or Not To Medicate?

Dec 10, 2019

 

Paper Trained

by 

Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.

 

Q.)  We recently had a big tooth- a molar?- removed from our Lab mix after the outside of the tooth broke off.  My veterinarian said it was a hard one to remove and she would have to sew some gum tissue over the socket.  She sent some pain medication home with that we gave…

Holiday Help!

Nov 27, 2019

 

Paper Trained

by 

Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.


It looks like the weather will be ok and both Uncle Bert and Cousin Ernie are going to make it for the family festivities.  A red bumper sticker on one car and blue on the other will make for interesting conversation to say the least.  But our pets don't have a vote and parties aren't always…

Coughing Dogs Everywhere!!

Oct 24, 2019

 

Paper Trained

by 

Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.

 

     During summer and holiday boarding season’s, outbreaks of infectious tracheobronchitis or canine cough are likely to occur.  Pets housed in close quarters allow this highly infectious respiratory disease to spread. The disease may be caused by any number of viruses, the…

Potty Training 101

Oct 03, 2019

 

Paper Trained

by 

Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.



Q.)  It took almost 6 months to house train our Labrador Macy 5 years ago.   We thought we did everything right except the kids weren’t as much help as we hoped and my wife was working full time then.  We are considering bell training- will that help our new beagle to learn faster?

Don't Wait! Vaccinate!

Aug 28, 2019

 

Paper Trained

by 

Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.


Measles outbreaks across the nation have highlighted the importance of consistent, widespread vaccinations and the sometimes tragic consequences of complacency.  While the decisions some people make to not start or suspend vaccinations in themselves or their children are varied, the science…

Pets are Expensive!

Aug 14, 2019

 
Paper Trained
by 
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 We Americans are spending more than ever on our pets-almost $70 billion a year by current estimates.  Of that total, 25% is spent on medical, surgical or preventative health care. Like human health care, owners do and should seek ways to save on expenses without compromising their pet's health.  Here are…

Return of the Gnats!!

May 24, 2019

 

Paper Trained

by

Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.

 

Q.  As soon as the rain stops it seems we can't go in the backyard because of the gnats.  My dog doesn’t seem to be bothered by them too much but I don’t see how that is possible-…

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