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Panosteitis

Jan 26, 2016

 
 
Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Q.)   Can you tell me more about panosteitis?  Our Ben, a 10 month old Irish Setter mix, was limping horribly on his front left leg for a couple of days and had some x-rays at our veterinarian.  She didn’t find anything and said she hoped it was panosteitis although she said it…

Brrrr! It's Cold Outside!

Jan 18, 2016

 
 
Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
 
Whether its early or late, winter always seems to arrive and exert it bone chilling influence on us.  Since “us” includes our pets in many families, here is some advice from the American Veterinary Medicine Association and your veterinarian to keep your pet safe during…

Pants for Dogs?

Jan 13, 2016

 
 
Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
“Muddy Mutts Dog Apparel are perfect for all seasons.  They are not a fashion garment, but rather an essential piece of outdoor clothing, intended to protect your dog from the elements and make their owners life a little bit easier”. Hard to argue with this from the Muddy Mutts®…

Weight Loss in Cats

Dec 30, 2015

 
 
Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
A decreasing body weight can indicate many things with our feline friends.  As some cats age, it may be beyond our control to put weight back on them and all the testing or diet changes available won’t make a difference.    In many cases, however, some behavioral or physical abnormality…

Pets and the Holidays

Dec 23, 2015

 
 
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
        Madeline the goldendoodle loves the mailman, the plumber and the electrician but hates Uncle Joe. Guess who is coming to dinner?  Your veterinarian and the American Veterinary Medicine Association have some ideas to keep her and your favorite relatives safe and stress free…

Should Your Pet Sleep in Your Bed?

Dec 22, 2015

 
 
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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…

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