General Practice

Referral Centers For Dogs And Cats

Referral centers can be real lifesavers. Medical and surgical care of dogs and cats has advanced incredibly since I graduated from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. To keep up with advances in veterinary medicine I calculated today that I have attended nearly 1000 hours of continuing education classes in the past 30 […]

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Pets Must Wear Only One Rabies Tag At A Time

Jubilee is on camera today to demonstrate a very important point. What a pretty girl Jubilee is! First, notice how pretty she is. Now that you’ve taken in her beauty, notice her jewelry. She has a lot of it, which doesn’t mean she is a Hollywood celebrity, it simply means that she has lived a […]

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Halloween Can Be Safe For Pets

Here are some common sense tips for keeping your pet safe and happy during Halloween. If you have a black cat, keep him securely indoors for several days before and after Halloween. When Halloween falls on certain nights municipalities may declare specific dates for trick-or-treating, and that official night might not be the same as […]

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Giving Medicine Three Times Daily

TID, tid, t.i.d. and T.I.D. all are abbreviations for the Latin words ter in die, meaning three times in a day. These abbreviations are commonly used on prescription pads when a medication is given on a schedule with an 8 hours between doses. Currently, few medications are used on this interval. Experience has shown that […]

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Pet Food: You Get What You Pay For

Pet foods can be classified into three main categories: premium, supermarket brands and other. In pet foods you truly get what you pay for. Premium brands of foods include Science Diet in Growth, Maintenance, Senior and Light formulas, Iams Eukanuba, Purina’s One and ProPlan and Nature’s Recipe. Premium diets are characterized by higher quality and […]

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Evamist Exposure In Pets

Evamist contains estradiol, a powerful form of estrogen. It is used by menopausal women to reduce hot flashes. It is available in a spray form and is applied to the forearm between the wrist and elbow. Women who use Evamist, however, must take special precautions to ensure that the product does not come in contact […]

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From Dust To Dust

Nature is a process of coming and going. Three times this week we have had to tell pet owners that their dogs had terminal conditions. One is already gone. Another will probably not last more than a few days. The third will likely have no more than a couple of months. We enjoy watching songbirds […]

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Memorialize Your Pet

When we lose a pet we experience the same five stages of grief one experiences with any loss. One of the ways to help ease that grief is to perform positive acts that help us keep good memories alive. A memorial for a deceased pet is a healthy way to do just that. It is […]

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Lost To Followup Explained

Lost to followup is a term used commonly in research literature when a patient is in a study but can no longer be found to determine its current status. For example, let’s say Company A comes out with Medication 16, a new and improved version of Medications 1-15. In therapeutic trials 100 dogs are studied, […]

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