Internal Medicine

Cats Must Be Indoors

I never get tired of standing on this particular soapbox. Cats need to be indoors. Even thirty years ago, when there really was what we used to call “country” and the nearest paved road was twenty miles away, male cats roamed ten or more miles to impregnate female cats and to fight with other males, […]

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Xylitol Poisoning In Dogs

I was at lunch today when I saw Touloulou’s owner and asked how she was doing. “I’m glad I ran into you because I had an epiphany the other day talking to my daughter. She said, ‘Touloulou isn’t eating my gum since school has been out.’ I asked what she meant and she said, ‘She […]

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Your Pet Needs And Deserves A Veterinarian

Board-certified veterinary internists have a saying, “Cats are not small dogs.” We general practitioners might hear that admonition at any continuing education event. The point of the proverb is that cats are different from dogs, physically and metabolically. Do you know what else cats aren’t, that dogs aren’t either? They are not people. Don’t get […]

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Martha’s Laboratory Test Results

Great news for Martha! Martha’s test results are back and I’m happy to report that our initial worries reported July 2, 2009 prior to testing were not confirmed. Martha does have a couple of a common feline kidney problems. It is important to understand about kidneys that they have many, many functions. While we won’t […]

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Dr. Randolph Cares For His Own Kitty, Martha

What is it like when a veterinarian’s pet is ill? It is not easy, I can tell you from plenty of experience. As you might imagine my family and I have had many pets over the years.  Most  veterinarians’ families have.  And as time passes, so do our pets. If you have read my bio […]

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Why Tiger Needs To Be An Indoor Cat

Today’s post is a cautionary tale of two cat diseases. Feline Leukemia Virus is known as “the disease of friendly cats” because it is transmitted from one cat to another through licking each other, sharing food and water bowls and litterboxes. Saliva, urine and stool all carry large amounts of virus and it easily passes from […]

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Physical Examination For Dogs and Cats

In an ongoing series about how different kinds of cases are worked up, today we will look at routine preventive care visits for dogs and cats. Despite having just used the term “routine,” let me say there is nothing routine about most preventive care visits. Often we hear from pet lovers, “Dr. Randolph, while he’s […]

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How Veterinary Oncolology Cases Are Worked Up

In an ongoing series on how different kinds of cases are worked up, today we will look at veterinary oncology (cancer) patients. Cancer. Very likely the scariest word in the English language after Hell. Or, maybe they even have a relationship to each other. Of course, cancers range from curable to deadly-overnight, whether in dogs, […]

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Special Alert Post: Pet Lovers and Swine Flu

Swine flu has people running scared all over the globe. Here in America, where hog farms may bolster the economy of an entire town, or a household may be home to a pot-bellied pig, concern exists for more than people. My Pet’s Doctor wants to talk about swine flu in pigs and hogs today. Dr. […]

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