Is the Cost of Veterinary Care Expensive?

    Some pet owners would give a definitive answer of yes for this question. But the true answer lies behind several factors. If you are a pet owner, you likely will experience the cost of veterinary care sometime during their lifetime.  There are different factors that will affect how your experience will be. Some of these factors may include … Read more

Politics and Its Impact on Pet Health Care

  I thought this blog post would be timely considering the political climate we are in.  With today being Election day, we are voting on major issues such as taxes, health care, and foreign policy.  While we focus on the issues that affect many aspects of our lives, what about those affecting our pets? There … Read more

Anthropomorphism and it impact on pet health care

Anthropomorphism – I remember this word being a topic of debate while I was in veterinary school. There were veterinary students debating with a professor discussing on how we should treat food animals and this came up. This is because many  of these  animals are not viewed as companion animals.This was a struggle for many … Read more

Allergy testing in pets: The best way to deal with allergies?

  Allergies are a common issue in our pets especially in the  warmer months of the year. They lead  to inflamed skin, ear infections, hair loss, and severe itching. So most, if not all of us want to give our pets relief as quickly as possible. So what’s the best way to accomplish this? Are shampoos … Read more

Itchy ears and shaking heads: Ear infections in dogs

If you are a pet owner , you have likely had experience with ear infections in dogs. It usually starts as head shaking and scratching at the ears. Sometimes discharge may be noted in the ears. Typically the discharge can either be black discharge, or in severe cases pus may be noted in the ears. The … Read more