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Thankfulness On Thanksgiving

By now the turkey has all been deboned, ready to be made into soups and sandwiches. The pain of yesterday’s gluttony has passed and we’re trying to decide which leftovers we should dive into next. There is another “leftover” we…

Willie Visits Nursing Home Residents

Pets can be amazingly therapeutic for humans with both acute and chronic illnesses. Their ability to lift the spirits of human patients is well-established. Also well-established are numerous organizations for training, certifying, scheduling and talking about pet-facilitated therapy. My first…

Introducing James Herriot

I always took for granted that pet lovers knew James Herriotand had read every word he ever wrote. I was wrong. For the uninitiated, of whom I’ve met many in the last few weeks, James Herriot was the pen name…

Shelter Pets May Come With Defects

Our regional humane shelterhas an unofficial agreement with most of the veterinary practices in our area to perform physical examinations at no charge for both dogs and cats within the first seven days after adoption. We do so willingly, as…

Dog’s Nose Print Is Unique

We all know that fingerprints are unique to each individual human. Did you know that your dog’s nose print is also unique? Your dog’s nose print can be used as legal identification in case of owner discrepancy. Perhaps best of…

Tips On Safe Cat Travel

Carol writes, “My daughter is taking her cat by car from New York City to Florida. What does she need to know to make this a smooth trip? Might a sedative be appropriate?” Great questions, Carol, and ones that are…

Warning Signs When Buying A New Puppy

I’ve seen it again and again. A new puppy comes in for its first examination, and it’s a train wreck.  A “train wreck” is defined as a patient with so many problems the doctor doesn’t know where to start. Usually…