Tag Mississippi Gulf Coast

Itchy Dogs Diagnosed

It was a good working theory, even if it didn’t work out. On June 18, 2010, we ran a story about Annie and two other pets in her household who were itchy. That day we could find nothing on Annie’s…

The Mississippi Gulf Coast

We live in a beautiful part of the world here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. For those of us who are cold-natured, the weather is perfect two-thirds of the year. While I complain about cold days in winter, the weather…

Control Dogs Digging Holes

A reader writes to ask why her mixed breed dog digs. The most common reason is to reach a cool place to lie anytime the ambient temperature is warmer than is comfortable for her. On our Mississippi Gulf Coast, that…

Coping With Dogs’ Blindness

Your dog (or cat) is going blind. You have no experience with a blind pet. You don’t know what to expect. You don’t know how to cope. Fortunately, your pet does. Our only remaining dog, Pearl, is experiencing a degenerative…

A Tale Of Two Pit Bulls

I saw two pit bulls today. Both had been off their heartworm preventive for quite a long time. One’s heartworm test came up positive, the other was negative. “Why?” you ask. Several factors are probably in play. The biggest is…

Update On An Exemplary Pet Lover

Getting updates on patients I have seen is an important part of our practice. The Mississippi Gulf Coast, where we live and practice, is a very popular tourist area. It is not unusual that we will see a pet for…