General Practice

So, You Want To Be A Veterinarian

So, you want to be a veterinarian. For purposes of this discussion we will assume that you are older than age nine, as everyone that age and younger wants to be a veterinarian. At least, according to the kids who come into our practice and talk to me in public when I’m on errands around […]

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Why To Board Your Pet With A Veterinarian

Rare is the veterinary practice that doesn’t offer boarding as an ancillary service. You have several choices when it comes to care for your pets during travel.  Among them: take them with you   have someone house-sit with your pet at home have a family member or friend keep your pets at their home board […]

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Shortnosed Dogs Suffer In Air Transport

DVM Newsmagazine news editor Rachael Whitcomb reports in the September, 2010, edition that short-nosed breeds of dogs are more likely to die in flight than dogs with longer snouts. Anatomically termed brachycephalic, meaning “short head,” these dogs have all of the structures of longer-nosed or dolichocephalic dogs, yet all of those structures are compressed and […]

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Your Veterinarian: Caring For Pets And People

Country artists Brooks and Dunn have a song out called “God Must Be Busy.” In it they talk about some of the problems in the world, including “old folks can’t afford the drugs they can’t live without.” We ran into a similar problem today when a client brought in this cute little dog we’ve been […]

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Hill’s Prescription Diets Alphabet Soup

The acronyms for Hill’s Prescription Diet foods are not difficult to figure out. The “d” always stands for diet. It was easy in the old days, before there were so many different Prescription Diets. c/d was “crystal diet,” k/d was “kidney diet,” and h/d was “heart diet.” If memory serves me correctly, when I graduated […]

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Ask Questions Of Your Pet’s Doctor

Don’t get me wrong. I am MORE than happy to answer the questions that I can for readers and subscribers of MyPetsDoctor.com, but it disturbs me when owners are left with questions after a visit to your pet’s doctor. Here are some suggestions to help you get all you need when your dog or cat […]

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What’s In It?

“I’ve been giving Fluffy such-and-such for the last few months and she’s been doing great on it!” I usually feel apprehension when I hear that sort of comment because of the answer to my response, “What’s in it?” “Well, I don’t know,” is usually the answer from the now-sheepish pet owner. Our pets are family, […]

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Pet/Client/Veterinarian MedicoLegal Relationship

Debbie writes: Dear Dr. Randolph, Does a cat have to be examined to have Revolution flea control [and heartworm preventive]prescribed? My cat was last examined December of 2008 (17 months ago). He is a healthy, happy cat who has been treated with Revolution monthly for 2+ years with no problems. His next shots are not […]

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Dogs Who Eat Less Live Longer Than Tubby Counterparts

Need inspiration to encourage you to take that extra weight off your pet?  Or keep your brand new pet thin? How about having him for an extra two years or so? You’ll find this interesting (summarized from the Journal Of The American Veterinary Medical Association). Dogs who eat less live nearly TWO YEARS longer and […]

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