Monthly Archives: December 2008

Ancillary services at the veterinary clinic

I started my veterinary career with the viewpoint that "Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor", not a pet-store operator… or a boarding kennel operator, or any other non-doctor type thing.  After all, I've got way too many hats to wear just as the doctor: pediatrician, obstetrician, dentist, radiologist, surgeon, pharmacist, internist, dermatologist, etc.  Then, as a practice owner […]

Cat-bite Abscesses

Cats have disagreements.  Diplomacy often fails to resolve these (if it's ever tried), resulting in physical altercations.  Most of this involves a lot of swatting with claws.  In fact, even a cat who has been de-clawed for years will usually instinctively slap you before he thinks to bite you (fortunately for my nose).  They do […]

Interesting Itching Information

  The itching pet is one of the most common problems that we see.  Sometimes the cause is not obvious to the owner, but yields readily to a thorough examination.  For instance, we commonly find unsuspected flea populations on animals with long, dark coats.  Young puppies with bad itching are most likely to have Sarcoptic mange ("Scabies"). […]