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The Good Old Days

“We’re going back. Way back. When the only people that existed were troglodytes…cave men…cave women.”   The Jimmy Castor Bunch, 1972. Back before veterinary practices had computers. Back when we wrote everything by hand. Back when everything was cheaper. Or, was…

Dewclaws: Problems, Solutions And Surgery

Dewclaws. Even the name is funny. Spellcheck doesn’t even know it. Then, again, spellcheck doesn’t know “spellcheck”, either! Dewclaws are functionless first digits (toes) on the inside of the front legs of most dogs and cats, and on the rear…

Hurricane Katrina Anniversary

Today is the four-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Our prayers are with the survivors who lost loved ones, their homes, their belongings and their treasures.  And with those whose pets were killed, injured or lost. And those people, dogs and…

Microchips Keep Families Together

Dopey the cat is back with his family. Thanks to his microchip. In Sacramento, CA, the Lane-Mills family lost track of their beloved cat in 2003. After years passed they assumed he had been hit by a car, though no…

Pets Are Friends To All Ages

Yesterday we observed what a natural fit pets and kids are. All of us pet-loving adults would confirm that our animals are an integral part of our lives, too. And, by “adult” I’m putting no age limits. Take my father, for example.…