Author Archives: Doc

Specialists versus Renaissance Man versus Insect

You may wonder what this rant has to do with veterinary medicine, but be patient.  I’ll get there. “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take […]

Over-the-Counter Pain Medicines for Dogs? Not so much, no.

 Dogs tend to be good-natured and stoic, and often conceal their pain.  Many times we find older patients who have really painful arthritis, and the owner describes the problem, as:  “Well, he’s slowing down some.  Just getting old.” A short round of anti-inflammatory pain medicine sometimes reveals that he wasn’t “just getting old” – he […]