Category Archives: dogs

Ear Mites in Dogs and Cats

What They Are Ear mites (Otodectes cynotis) are very common in dogs and cats.  Ear mites are parasites that live in the ear canal.  They are white and are about the size of a pin head.  They bite the ear … Continue reading

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A Difficult Observation

My family acquired a cute little six-week old German Shepherd puppy when I was almost 11 years old and in the 6th grade.  My father was a pilot and one of the line boys at the airport he worked at … Continue reading

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Curious About the Word Cur

Personally, I’ve never heard anybody use the word “Cur” here in my part of the world (southeastern US).  I never heard the word used one single time while I was in veterinary school.  I first came across the word “Cur” … Continue reading

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A Frothing Death

When I saw the daily prompt word for today, Froth, I didn’t first think of frothy cappuccinos or foamy beer. I thought of one of the worst cases of canine poisoning I’ve ever seen. It was many years ago on … Continue reading

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Thwarted Lies

Back when I was a neophyte veterinarian, I had a very strange phone call late one afternoon at the clinic. A woman called who was not a client and who asked to please speak to the vet, that she had … Continue reading

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Gorge

Today’s WordPress one-word prompt is gorge. One definition of gorge is:  to eat a large amount greedily; fill oneself with food. A veterinarian at times sees some pretty unusual things and I often wish I would have documented some of those … Continue reading

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Vintage Dog Food and Nostalgia

I was watching an old Johnny Carson show from the 1970s the other night when Johnny mentioned Gaines Burgers. I looked at my husband and said, “Aww, Gaines burgers! I had forgotten all about those!” Hubby, who didn’t have dogs … Continue reading

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