Monday, June 1, 2020

Orange is the New Black: Genetics and Coat Color in Cats

A curious feature of cat genetics involves the determination of orange and black colors. Geneticists describe black and its various shades (black, brown, blue)...

Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs

Heart disease is one of the most common age-related illnesses we see in dogs. While there are many potential factors that can contribute to...

Top 10 Reasons to See Your Vet Every Year

We’ve all heard the advice that, for many important reasons, humans should see their doctors once a year. This advice is true...

Cognitive Dysfunction

A good number of my clients are surprised to hear when I say that dogs and cats can suffer from cognitive dysfunction or cognitive...

Ear Infections

Clinical signs can range anywhere from head shaking and ear scratching to excess debris and a foul odor. Yes, they are aggravating… yes, they can...

Scourges of the Skin?

Skin is the largest organ of the body, and in many ways the most complex. It may seem odd to consider it an organ,...

Pool Safety

For some dogs (and cats) the pool is a refreshing way to cool down during the hot summer months. It can also be...

Size Matters!

Your Chihuahua may love Boxers and your Rottie mix may adore Dachshunds, but when little and big play together, keep close watch. Big dogs...

Protect Your Pets in 10 Steps

Plan for their care when you can’t take care of them yourself Wouldn’t it...

Pain in Pets

It’s a no-brainer that we don’t want our pets to suffer pain. Whether you ask a pet parent or a veterinarian, you’re likely to...