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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
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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…

Clumsy Puppy

Jan 02, 2018

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Q.)  My 15 week old Boxer jumped off the hearth of our fireplace and broke his baby tooth-one of the large sharp fangs.  He is a little bit clumsy but I don’t think he hurt himself too bad-he was able to eat a treat right after his accident!   The tooth is broken in about half…

My Dog Can't Have What??

Dec 12, 2017

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
For veterinarians, running with scissors is almost the equivalent of giving your dog a bone.  So when the Food and Drug Administration takes the time to issue a warning about “treat bones” most in our profession are split between “Thanks for helping us get the message out” and…

Bundle Up Your Running Buddy

Dec 06, 2017

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Your running companion has a short list for Christmas-a new tennis ball (at least until the old one shows up next spring under the lilac bushes) and a bottomless treat jar.   What’s missing from this jogger’s list is a pair of Nike® Extreme running shoes, a warm-up suit with an…

Don't Wait Until the Last Minute!

Nov 29, 2017

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
The holiday season can be a time many pets receive vaccinations in anticipation of boarding both for their protection and the protection of the other pets in the facility. Ideally, pets should have received their vaccinations at least two weeks prior to boarding for best immunity.…

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