General Practice

Caring For The Body When Your Pet Is Gone

Man’s best friend escaped from his yard and was accidentally run over by a passing car. The kitty you got from the humane society just last week ran out through an open door the same day you got him. A few days later you found him under the house with a horrible cat fight wound, […]

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Second Opinions For Dogs And Cats

“Dr. Randolph, you recently wrote a post on continuity of care, but what about when things aren’t working out on a case? When should a pet owner seek a second opinion for his cat or dog?” Yours is an excellent question, and one that many pet lovers face during the lives of their pets. While […]

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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 an automobile mechanic, I knew the value of continuity of care. If one of my […]

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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 of age. Of course, this is an extreme case and most dogs live nowhere near […]

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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, no matter what. If you intend to stay, many of the same preparation instructions still […]

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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 a hurricane evacuation plan in place so that you and your pets can be as […]

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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 why he had a cast on his leg. “I’m glad you asked,” Rutledge said, “because […]

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Preventive Care Doesn’t Cost. It Pays

Wrinkles was a sad little sight. It had been seven years since his last doctor visit. His list of medical complaints was long: smelly ears for a few months, coughing for eight months, two suspicious lumps, poor appetite for six months and off his heartworm preventive for seven years. By the time the visit was […]

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Redmen The Therapy Dog

Many of you have followed my wife, Brenda’s, stories of her injury and healing. Story One.  Story Two. On her very first day in the Rehabilitation Wing of Memorial Hospital at Gulfport she got a visit from Redmen, a wonderful Pomeranian who is a certified therapy dog. Joan Webb is his owner, handler and trainer. […]

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