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Dr. Henry Jones, Heroic Veterinarian

Dr. Henry Jones, Heroic Veterinarian

In an ongoing series about people who have been heroes to me in veterinary medicine, today I will tell the story of how Dr. Henry Jones of Kosciusko, MS, showed his heroic side.   I was a student at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, out on Christmas break in December of 1976. I spent […]

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Thankfulness On Thanksgiving

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 don’t leave behind on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. The “thanks.” Our gratitude doesn’t leave […]

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Do Your Pets Sleep With You?

Do Your Pets Sleep With You?

Lorraine writes, “I just got a new kitten. She is ten weeks old. She is a love, but, she keeps me up a lot at night. Would it be cruel to keep her out of my room at night? How long will this last? Also, she constantly kneads on my chest and seems to be […]

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Willie Visits Nursing Home Residents

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 occasion to be on the receiving end of pets helping patients was when my wife, […]

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Maxx The Cat Comes To Complete Our Home

Maxx The Cat Comes To Complete Our Home

Loving a cat is just, well, different from loving a dog. For one thing, you never own a cat. A cat always owns you. No matter how loving and affectionate your cat is, he still thinks of himself first. That said, Brenda and I once again have a cat dwelling in our home. Meet Maxx. […]

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Making Your Cat’s Trip To The Doctor Easier

Making Your Cat’s Trip To The Doctor Easier

Surveys show that difficulty of travel is one of the reasons cat owners don’t take their pets to see their veterinarians more often. Here are some suggestions to make that trip easier. Some feline pets begin life going to the doctor for initial examinations and vaccinations and spay/neuter surgery, then fail to return in subsequent […]

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Introducing James Herriot

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 for a veterinarian who practiced in Yorkshire, England, and whose real name was James Alfred […]

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Shelter Pets May Come With Defects

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 a free service to both the pet owner and the shelter, receiving no remuneration. These […]

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Dog’s Nose Print Is Unique

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 all, there is no mess and no invasive procedure. Nose printing does not require […]

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