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Cancer In Pets: Experts Interviewed

Cancer. “It’s just a disease; it’s not magic, it’s not evil.” That was Dr. David Haworth, one of five veterinarians quoted in a special section on cancer in animals in January’s Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Each of…

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Pet Protection From The Cold

I suppose our weather today (I’m writing this on Wednesday, January 29th) still qualifies as “sunny south,” technically, because the sun is out. But it’s 22° and it’s not the weather we signed up for as Southerners. Of course, our…

Feline Acne

Feline acne. It’s not just teenaged skin. Acne in cats is common and, in most cases, not a terribly difficult problem to control. However, it can become a deep and serious infection. Initial signs can be subtle, and are usually…

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An End To Rabies?

An end to Rabies. Pie in the sky, or achievable goal? (Click here to read about the disease, Rabies.) The World Small Animal Veterinary Association and the World Organization for Animal Health believe they can team up, with help, to…

Fetal Count Radiography In Dogs And Cats

Fetal Count Radiography is a commonly-performed procedure that allows both veterinarian and pet owner to know how many puppies or kittens are expected in a pregnancy, whether planned or accidental. The X-rays are usually taken late in a pregnancy, after…

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The Saga Of The 28-Hour Semester

A couple of MyPetsDoctor.com readers expressed curiosity about an aspect of last week’s salute of Dr. Leon Turner: the 28-hour semester. Both expressed astonishment that it was possible. One took it as evidence of my dedication to the profession. Actually,…

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My Heroes In Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Leon Turner is in the spotlight of an ongoing series about people who have been heroes to me in veterinary medicine. I began the educational process toward being a veterinarian while I was still teaching microwave communications electronics in…