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28 09, 2009

Can My Dog Get the Flu?

Did you know? That was the question posed to me last week at a class I was taking downtown. With all the talk about the H1N1 Swine Flu and the annual flu vaccine reminders on billboards it's no wonder that I was asked if dogs and cats can get the flu. Surprisingly enough there is [...]

31 08, 2009

Kitty Kidneys

Did you know? As a cat matures (sorry kitties, it happens to the best of us) it is important to keep an eye on his or her kidney function. That seems like a rather obtuse statement so let me clarify. Unfortunately, older kitties are more prone to develop kidney disease. The clinical name you might [...]

20 07, 2009

Cat Air

Did you know? It seems my posts have been slanted towards "dog world" of late and the cat content has been sorely lacking. I don't want to leave the kitties out, it just seems like the dogs tend to get themselves in trouble more often and end up taking more trips to the emergency room. [...]

27 04, 2009

That Bloated Feeling

Did you know? I grew up with large breed dogs (Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, Greyhound), but until I started working for an animal ER I knew nothing about "bloat" in dogs. Turns out it is a very serious condition that needs immediate medical attention for the affected dog to survive. Let me tell you why! [...]

23 02, 2009

“Lucky” Talks

What would your favorite furry companion tell you about life if those barks and meows could be turned into words? We try to interpret their sounds and nudges all the time and often wish there was a special decoder for those moments when a little indication of how they really feel would be very helpful. [...]

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