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SKUNK!!!!!

Oct 16, 2017

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Fall means outside time for many of our pets before they are cooped up for a long winter.  Wild animals also are out and about as well and that increases the risk of contact between Spot and vermin.  One such encounter EVERYONE wants to avoid is a nose to the tail with our black…

How to Help Houston

Sep 14, 2017

 
 
Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
Disasters like we are witnessing in Houston and the surrounding areas always cause us to pause and count our blessings.  We know that no matter where we live and raise our families a flood, a fire, an earthquake may disrupt our lives like the unfortunate residents of southern Texas. 
Most…

Check the Chip!!

Aug 14, 2017

by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
A lost pet is devastating for all involved.  Microchipping your pet-the relatively inexpensive and benign insertion of a rice grain sized chip just below the skin-does some amazing things to make sure a lost pet doesn’t stay lost.  For example, cats that are microchipped are 20 times more likely to be returned to their owners while…

Eye Love You

Aug 10, 2017

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
Newly adopted kittens may suffer from upper respiratory or eye infections from any number of viruses and bacteria.  One infectious agent that can cause squinting and discharge from affected eyes belongs in the family of Chlamydia bacteria. 
This Chlamydia infection is different from…

Don't Litter!

Jul 20, 2017

 
 
Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Fixed by five sounds like something you want to hear from your neighborhood car mechanic when your transmission goes out.  For veterinarians and cat owners, this catch phrase refers to new recommendations to have all cats-male and female-neutered or spayed by 5 months of age.
This…

It's Just Plain Hot Out!

Jun 13, 2017

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
The danger of leaving a child or a pet in an unattended car should be obvious to us all as summer temperatures climb into the 80’s and 90’s.  Unfortunately it’s not necessary for these extreme temperatures to arrive to pose a threat that can be life threatening.  Here are some…

Got Milk? You Shouldn't!

May 23, 2017

Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Q.)  We are feeding our 7 week old toy poodle a mixture of rice cereal, skim milk and puppy food.  Our breeder started her on this but it’s really a mess-can we switch her to puppy food soon?
A.)  Adding infant foods or milk to a puppy’s diet is a common practice among breeders as they attempt…

Powassan Virus

May 18, 2017

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M
Powassan virus disease (POW) has recently been in the news as a serious threat to people.  This uncommon tick borne viral disease may not cause any symptoms in many people while a few may develop life-threatening symptoms related to encephalitis, severe headaches and evidence of neurological…

It's All Fun and Games until Someone Loses an Eye

May 01, 2017

 
 
Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Q.)  We just had a trip to the emergency clinic with our 5 year old Jack Russell terrier.  Topper picked a fight with a bigger dog that grabbed him by the throat and head.  Fortunately nothing was punctured and he didn’t bleed to death.  He did have one eye that was literally squeezed…

It's Not a Vacation for Me!

Apr 19, 2017

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M
 
Q.)  We have a fairly active Brittany spaniel that hates being away from us-she had serious issues with diarrhea over spring break at the boarding facility and we are going to have to leave her again for wedding in June.  The kennel wants us to bring her own food and check with…

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