Vet Corner

What’s for Dinner?

Accessibility to pet food has not always been a short drive or click away. Before commercialization, dogs were left with whatever food families could...

The Stinky Dog

By Lillian M. Roberts, DVM While that may sound like the name of an olde English pub, it’s actually a frustrating aspect of pet ownership...

The Scoop About Poop

When asked for a description, I have an unfortunate tendency to compare poop to different types of food. I have been told that this...

Feline Hyperthyroidism

If you’re a cat owner, you may or may not have heard of a relatively common condition in older felines known as hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism...

No, Polly Doesn’t Want That Cracker!

“Polly want a cracker?” This cliché phrase has dictated and driven how parrots have been fed for more than a century. The classic bird...

Best Friends Are the Best Medicine

Over the last 16 years, I have practiced in a variety of veterinary settings as a veterinarian whose role is to create healthy and...

Dogs of Many Colors

Unique color coated dogs—increasingly, I see interesting new color variations of standard dog breeds in advertisements, social media, and in the hospital. Not only...

A Guinea Pig’s Diet

More than just pellets WEEEEEEPPPPP! That noise of beloved guinea pigs when they want food, hearing you coming home, fresh from the grocery store, or...

Kindergarten Vet

Philip Caldwell, DVM (Dr. Phil), is the Urgent Care Medical Director at VCA Desert Animal Hospital located at 4299 E. Ramon Road, Palm Springs,...

What We Know About the Nose of a Dog

The nose of a dog is no ordinary appendage. While you and I take on the world with our fingers and eyes, your pet’s...

Nervous Pet at the Vet?

Why your furry friend may be unhappy and actions you can take to help Do you hate going to the doctor or your dentist for...

Elbow Hygromas in Dogs

A hygroma is a condition with simple origins that can lead to complicated problems. Fortunately, with a little understanding, you can learn to recognize...
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