Category General Practice

A Christmas Prayer For Animals

Tis the week before Christmas, and one could say that this is where it all began, my relationship with animals. I’m spending the weekend with my second father, my Uncle Sam Burrell, who partly reared me on their dairy farm…

Find One Good Veterinarian

When I was serving in the Air Force, a matter of great annoyance, and possibly even medical danger, was that whenever I sought medical care I could never see the same physician twice in a row. Having a background as…

Longevity And Aging Of Dogs and Cats

This week it was announced that Chanel, the “world’s oldest dog” celebrated her 21st birthday. In fact, the dog with the greatest recorded age was an Australian cattle dog named Bluey. Bluey was euthanized at 29 years and 5 months…

Dog And Cat Hurricane Preparation-Part 2

See Monday, August 10, for Part 1 of Dog and Cat Hurricane Evacuation. Suppose you are a policeman, fireman, other first-responder, veterinarian or just a person who is philosophically opposed to evacuation. You are determined to stay through the storm,…

Dog And Cat Hurricane Evacuation-Part 1

With the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina just 19 days away and tropical waves rolling off the Horn of Africa, MyPetsDoctor.com thought it appropriate to publish a piece on hurricane preparedness tips for pets. The single most important factor is to have…

Pet Travel Safety I

Always one to look for the bright side of any incident, a good friend of mine who travels the show-dog circuit called me aside one day. Having not seen him for some time, I asked where he’d been hiding, and…