High Blood Pressure In Dogs and Cats

Some readers may not be aware that pets have blood pressure problems, too. Today we saw “GrayCat,” who had her 16th birthday this month and is doing great. Excessive blood pressure occurs mostly in cats, usually from feline hyperthyroidism (excessive thyroid hormone output) or from kidney disease, or both. Some cats may have high blood […]

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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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A Veterinarian’s Reward

My dear friends Gene and Joye came in with their kitty, Tiger Lilly today. Lilly was sneezing, but otherwise seemed fine. We examined Lilly and she had no fever, no congestion and no abnormal heart sounds. Indeed, she seemed like a normal little kitty with some sneezing. As a precaution, and because she hadn’t had […]

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How Veterinary Dermatology Cases Are Worked Up

In an ongoing series on how different kinds of cases are worked up, today we will look at pet dermatology patients. Dermatology, the study of skin and its diseases, is one of the most challenging areas of practice. And I love it. Why? Simple: it is so rewarding. Most dermatology patients arrive with a complaint […]

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An Exemplary Pet Lover

I had lunch at the Waffle House today (I know, I said these were going to be stories about what happens at our hospital, but bear with me…you’ll like it). In the hustle and bustle of a very busy lunch period I overheard one waitress say, “You guys will not believe this! I went all […]

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Rascal Gives Love As He Wags His Tail

Today we have a really short but really touching story to tell. It’s stories like this that keep us going back to work for our patients and their pet-loving owners. Rascal came in for an appointment for an ear problem. His left ear had been itchy for a couple of days and this was the […]

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A Day In the Life of Dr. Randolph

What is daily life in our veterinary hospital really like? On a typical day we start out taking in our surgery patients and preparing for surgery that will be performed after we see a few outpatients. Modern surgery is pretty time-intense, so we try to schedule no more than two or three procedures each morning. […]

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