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Pets And Daylight Saving Time

Pets And Daylight Saving Time

Don’t you know pets all over the nation woke up Sunday morning thinking to themselves, “What in the world are Mom and Dad doing up at this hour???????” Pets are like kids:  the more regular their schedule, the better they do.  Back in my childhood dairy farm days, Uncle Sam kept one alarm clock set to “slow […]

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Heroes In Veterinary Medicine:  The Dean

Heroes In Veterinary Medicine: The Dean

Meeting Dr. John Thomas Vaughan was one of those terrifying moments in my career as a veterinarian. Well, technically, I wasn’t a veterinarian yet, but our class was in its third year, so we were close enough to taste it. This is another post about my heroes in veterinary medicine. I will never forget. It […]

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The Saga Of The 28-Hour Semester

The Saga Of The 28-Hour Semester

A couple of MyPetsDoctor.com readers expressed curiosity about an aspect of last week’s salute of Dr. Leon Turner: the 28-hour semester. Both expressed astonishment that it was possible. One took it as evidence of my dedication to the profession. Actually, it wasn’t quite as hard as it sounds. It was much more about being highly […]

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My Heroes In Veterinary Medicine

My Heroes In Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Leon Turner is in the spotlight of an ongoing series about people who have been heroes to me in veterinary medicine. I began the educational process toward being a veterinarian while I was still teaching microwave communications electronics in the United States Air Force, taking freshman courses offered by Jefferson Davis Junior College and […]

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NO Hill’s Pet Nutrition Recall

NO Hill’s Pet Nutrition Recall

There is a rumor floating around that Hill’s Pet Nutrition Metabolic diet is the subject of a recall. I have spoken to Hill’s headquarters in Kansas, and they assure me that there is no recall. We were confident that there wasn’t, anyway, because, as an authorized Hill’s Pet Nutrition retailer, we would have been notified […]

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Helping Obese Pets

Helping Obese Pets

My favorite pet weight-loss story began with an unlikely pair. “Sheba” belonged to a family, but I routinely saw the father and the early-20s daughter. They had been coming to me for some time with the sweetest Rottweiler our practice has ever seen. I had been wanting to talk to them about Sheba’s weight, but […]

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Make Video Of Your Pet’s Abnormalities

Make Video Of Your Pet’s Abnormalities

Mrs. Jones has been a faithful MyPetsDoctor.com reader for quite some time. Our first encounter was when she sent in a comment with a question about her elderly dog, Maggie Mae. Maggie Mae eventually succumbed to the effects of 13 years as a Great Dane and the Jones family was without a pet for the […]

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Cats Will No Longer Fear The Carrier

Cats Will No Longer Fear The Carrier

Do your cats scatter for the hills when you drag out the cat carrier? What if they no longer associated the carrier with travel, but considered it to be an everyday household item? That’s what we have turned our Maxx’s carrier into. Essentially it is a piece of furniture to him. His bed. When Maxx […]

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