Category General Practice

Pets Are A Special Gift

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Certainly, Christmas is a time of giving. And receiving. It’s also a time of reflection. Coming on the heels of Thanksgiving, when we stopped our hectic pace for a few moments to count our blessings, the Christmas season can be…

In Case Of Emergency

“Our dog has been bleeding since last night. Can you help?” “Dr. Randolph will be in surgery for another 45 minutes. If we apply pressure to the wound can it wait, or should I call another veterinary hospital to find…

Pet Protection From The Cold

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I suppose our weather today (I’m writing this on Wednesday, January 29th) still qualifies as “sunny south,” technically, because the sun is out. But it’s 22° and it’s not the weather we signed up for as Southerners. Of course, our…

Fetal Count Radiography In Dogs And Cats

Fetal Count Radiography is a commonly-performed procedure that allows both veterinarian and pet owner to know how many puppies or kittens are expected in a pregnancy, whether planned or accidental. The X-rays are usually taken late in a pregnancy, after…

‘DOG-ON-IT’ Lawn Problems

Please welcome Dr. Steve Thompson, (Director, Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Pet Wellness Clinic, West Lafayette, IN) as a guest contributor today.  This article, originally written in 1998, proved to be extremely popular in helping to dispel a number of urban myths…

Pet Euthanasia: When Is It Time?

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Recently we discussed the technical aspects of euthanasia (click here to read that post). How do we know “it’s time” for our pets to be allowed to pass on? SOMETIMES IT’S OBVIOUS There are times when our pets are acutely…

Responsibilities In Breeding Pets

Mrs. Jones and I were in the examination room with Fluffy, her Golden Retriever. It was Fluffy’s second birthday, and Mrs. Jones asked me a very important question, “I’m thinking of breeding Fluffy now. What are my considerations?” The first…