Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Agencies Regulating Veterinary Use of Cannabis

See article Marijuana: If It’s Legal, Should You Give It to Your Pet? The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): The DEA regulates use of all...

A History of Cannabis in America (from 1600 to 2000)*

See article Marijuana: If It’s Legal, Should You Give It to Your Pet? 1600-1900:  From early colonization through the Civil War, American production of hemp was...

A Brief Biology of Cannabis

Cannabis sativa is believed to have evolved in the Steppes of Central Asia in an area that is now Mongolia and southern Siberia.  Two...

Marijuana: If It’s Legal, Should You Give It to Your Pet?

by Robert Reed, DVM, MSES, MPA The passage of Prop 64 made it legal for Californians to possess marijuana for personal use and rekindled interest...

Help, My Cat’s Going Bald!

All cat owners know that cats shed … everywhere. If you own a cat, you’re resigned to finding hair in your clean laundry, on...

When Do You Need Your Vet?

At some point, every dog or cat, horse or parrot, pet pig, ferret or even lizard owner will need to seek veterinary care for...

Is Your Backyard a Smorgasbord for Dogs?

One of the great luxuries of having a fenced backyard is having the comfort to let our dogs out to conduct their ablutions with...
Dog holding painful ears with paws

Treating Ear Infections

  Little “Princess” has just been diagnosed with an ear infection at your local veterinary hospital. You have a nice bag of medications and a...

When Is It Time to Let Go?

Euthanasia:  The why, when and how of saying goodbye to a beloved pet. Probably the most difficult decision a pet owner faces is when to...

Hot Spots on Cats

Feline hot spots are also known as acute moist dermatitis. This is a painful condition which requires veterinary treatment. If your cat is excessively...