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Should Your Pet Sleep in Your Bed?

Dec 22, 2015

 
 
Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
        Depending on the source, up to 60% of us pet lovers share our beds with our cats or dogs.   For most, it is the extension of a strong bond that adds security and perhaps not least, a little extra warmth to nighttime.  If you are trying to decide if your pet is a candidate…

Antibiotics and Infections

Dec 17, 2015

 
 
Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
There are many common threads between human and veterinary medicine but one of the most significant is a shared concern for the development of antibiotic resistant infections.    In this winter season of coughing dogs and sneezing kindergartners, now is a good time to discuss our…

Pre-Anesthetic Procedures for Pets

Nov 17, 2015

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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.

Surgery can be scary for everyone and that includes our pets. It is especially unsettling with dogs or cats that resent a trip to their veterinarian even on their best day. 

In almost all instances, the anxiety a pet may experience…

Why do Cats Knead?

Oct 29, 2015

 
 
Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Q.)  We recently adopted a 3 year old Siamese from the humane society and are in love with her personality.  She does a fair amount of talking but really seems to enjoy our home-she thinks everybody’s lap is fair game for a nap.  Since we have had her, she has spent an inordinate…

Allergies in Pets

Oct 22, 2015

Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
It’s not a top ten list you want your dog or cat to be a part of but skin disease is one of the most common reasons to see your veterinarian.  While for many pets cool fall weather will spell relief, others are severely affected by autumn allergies.  According to specialist Dr. Andy Rollo, your pets history…

Collecting a urine sample

Oct 15, 2015

 

 

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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.

 

So your veterinarian asked you to bring a fresh urine sample from your 8 year old dog, Puddles. She has been drinking a lot lately and some tests are in order. Now about collecting that sample….

Many…

Dog Walking

Oct 10, 2015

 

 

Paper Trained

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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.

 

While pedometers for dogs have been around for awhile it goes without saying that the person on the other end of the leash with the Fitbit® that hasn’t been programmed yet may need walking just as much. Most of us…

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Sep 30, 2015

 

 

Paper Trained

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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.

 

Hyperthyroidism is one of the most commonly encountered diseases of older cats. Tumors of the thyroid gland cause an increase in thyroid levels which in turn ramps up our pet’s metabolism. Affected pets have a normal…

New Cat Adoption

Sep 29, 2015

 

 

Paper Trained

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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.

 

Thinking of adopting a kitten or two because your current feline friend needs a playmate? Is your favorite Aunt’s cat coming to live with you and While it’s always a good time to visit your local shelter in search…

Collapsing Trachea

Sep 22, 2015

 
 
Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
Q)  Margie has always seemed to cough after drinking water.  We solved the problem for a long time by just giving her tiny bowls of water throughout the day.  Now that she is 8 years old we notice that it is worse when she comes in from outside or she sees squirrels in the trees out back.  Our…

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