Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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...

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...

Understanding Anxiety in Pets

by Lillian Roberts, DVM Country Club Animal Clinic According to Wikipedia, Anxiety is defined as follows:  “… an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner...

When You Really Can Blame the Dog

So you and your friends are gathered in the living room, enjoying snacks and having a few beers, watching the big game. Suddenly, your...

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...
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...

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...

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)...

What is the Difference Between Marijuana and Hemp?

See article Marijuana: If It’s Legal, Should You Give It to Your Pet? Marijuana and hemp are different products from the same plant (Cannabis sativa). Marijuana...

Getting to Know Your Neighborhood Ticks

By Robert Reed DVM, MSES, MPA VCA Rancho Mirage Animal Hospital I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but for most of us,...