DASUQUIN and COSEQUIN for Arthritis in Dogs and Cats

Arthritis. Glucosamine. Chondroitin. Dasuquin and Cosequin. Seems simple enough to some of us, doesn’t it? As much as I dislike bursting bubbles, I’ll have to. There is very little in the practice of medicine that is simple. The good news is that with dogs and cats most arthritis is limited to one kind: osteoarthritis. Regardless […]

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Dog and Cat Cruciate Knee Injury

Ever watch a football game and see an injury that just made you turn your head and wish you hadn’t seen what you saw? That’s the nature of knee injuries. “Clipping” is a personal foul in football that involves hitting a player from behind, above the knees, to tackle him. Clipping is outlawed because it […]

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Economic Downturn Effect on Veterinary Practices

The economic downturn is having an interesting effect on veterinary practices. It’s not unusual for Dr. A. to be slow and call Dr. B. to chat, but Dr. B. is so busy he doesn’t have time to talk. Dr. A., of course, asks himself, “Why is Dr. B. busy and I’m not?” Of course, with […]

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Preventing Intestinal Parasites in Pets and People

Worms. The very word makes you cringe, doesn’t it? Worms are creepy. All worms. Even the ones you fish with. No wonder your wife requires that you put hers on the hook. Our pets can be worm free, from both intestinal worms and heartworms. (Click Revolution  to read more of what MyPetsDoctor.com’s Dr. James W. Randolph […]

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Pet Emergencies: Be Prepared

Navy Seals. Do you think they got that good by just going out, hitting the road and trying their hands at what they do? Of course not. They used a time-tested technique called preparation. Many probably started out as Boy Scouts and subscribed to the Boy Scout motto: Be Prepared. As a pet owner, you, […]

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Cat and Dog Tooth Fracture

My father used to be an avid tennis player. Does every day and sometimes twice in a day qualify as avid? He had a number of regular doubles partners. One was a dentist, one a cardiologist, a urologist, an internist and one of his fellow teachers. Any medical emergency that might occur on the court […]

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Spay, Neuter Dogs and Cats

As we finished performing neuter surgery on a young puppy today my thoughts ran to the importance of spay and neuter surgery. Did you know that for every human baby born today there will be seven (7) dogs and cats born? Far too many pets are birthed every day for the number of available homes, […]

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Pet Microchips

Over the weekend one of our employees had a baby. 32 weeks. Praise God both mom and son are fine, but we had planned for her to be out much later in the year. My, my, there are always challenges to running a small business. All that, though, is offset by the joy we have […]

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Revolution For Dog and Cat Heartworm Preventive

Revolution is a monthly heartworm preventive for cats and dogs that also both controls and prevents fleas. MyPetsDoctor.com’s Dr. James W. Randolph recommends this Pfizer Animal Health medication for many of his canine and feline patients in his own private practice in Long Beach, MS. Heartworm disease is a life-threatening parasitic infestation for both species. […]

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