About Dr . Joi Sutton

Dr. Joi Sutton is a 1993 graduate from Oregon State University. She has practiced both in emergency medicine and general practice. Dr. Sutton has done extensive international volunteer work though Veterinary Ventures, a nonprofit organization that takes teams of veterinarians to undeveloped countries for humane medical care. She also runs a small animal practice in South Florida.
Jul 12, 2018

Pet Diabetes Diet Choices Can Greatly Affect Blood Glucose Levels

By |2018-07-13T10:10:47+00:00July 12th, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Diet & Nutrition, Pet Newsletter|2 Comments

I think it’s easier for human diabetics to make sound nutritional choices for themselves than for their diabetic pets. Eating a colorful salad is clearly a better choice than eating a greasy burger on a thick white bun. Eating broccoli is clearly a better choice than having a cupcake. You can expect simple carbs like white […]

Jul 5, 2018

Best Ways to Combat Heat with a Diabetic Pet

By |2018-07-11T11:29:34+00:00July 5th, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Newsletter|0 Comments

I live in South Florida. Perhaps the general public in such a warm climate has better awareness about dangers of heat and thus have better ways to combat heat. I’ve yet to treat a patient with heat stroke at my general practice. I’m sure pets in south Florida get heat stroke, but my clients seem pretty […]

Jun 7, 2018

Can’t I Just Give My Pet a Prescribed Dose of Insulin and Be Done with It?

By |2018-07-09T08:46:24+00:00June 7th, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Diabetes, Pet Newsletter|4 Comments

Many veterinary clients get irritated when veterinarians ask them to run blood glucose curves to assess the insulin dosage for their diabetic pets. When we prescribe antibiotics or anti-inflammatory medications we don't make clients poke the pet periodically to assess the dosage! Why do we pick on diabetic pet owners?

May 24, 2018

July 4th Can Be Scary For Pets

By |2018-06-01T09:22:48+00:00May 24th, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Newsletter|1 Comment

I’ve always enjoyed the 4th of July. There’s nothing quite like a big firework display. The resounding ka-booms, the glorious colors, the crowds. They are great fun for people, but pets can find them downright scary. There are many ways to help your beloved pet get through the noise and bright lights of the holiday.

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