Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

On Waiting at the Doctor’s Office

I had a follow-up appointment with my doctor this past Monday.  It is about a 45 minute to an hour drive (depending on traffic) to get to my doctor’s office.  He’s worth it.  I’ve gone to this doctor for many … Continue reading

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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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Keeping Pets Safe at the Holidays

Here’s a good veterinary handout (click on the link below) from the ASPCA for keeping pets safe during the holiday season.  These are more common than you might think. Keep pets safe during the holidays   Gail ♥

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Dental Tarter in Pets

I hope you will bear with me while I step up on my soapbox for just a bit concerning a veterinary topic that is important to me– Dental tarter and teeth cleanings in pets. I know you’ve probably at one … 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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Those Vague Symptoms of Unwellness in Our Pets

When I was in my clinical year in veterinary school and actually starting to see real clients and their animals, almost always at the top of the pet’s medical chart were the initials CC.  CC = Chief Complaint.  It’s the … Continue reading

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The Wonderful World of Microorganisms

This post is in response to the WordPress daily prompt: Micro Today’s prompt immediately took me back in my memories to microbiology class in college. I greatly looked forward to this course until the professor during the first week of … Continue reading

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