There are lots of considerations when traveling with a pet. You may need a health certificate or special hotel accommodations. It is certainly an unwelcome stress for most pets. You have more to pack. You need to pay the airline extra and so on.
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?
Oh boy is it hot outside! You know you live in South Florida when you can break a sweat and your sunglasses fog up while going from your house to your car. Even my receptionist at my vet clinic commented on the heat the other day.
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.
It never ceases to amaze me the love and care some folks take with regulating a diabetic pet. It gives me great joy when clients check their pet's blood glucose - whether before giving an insulin injection OR running a blood glucose curve OR even if it is when something doesn't seem quite right.
Last week I got a new patient in my small animal veterinary clinic here in South Florida. The humans in this family are smart and conscientious! They did their research when their cat was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.
I often get questions about raw diets both in my general practice and from my ADW readers. I received another email today about raw diet for a diabetic pet and figured it's time I write a newsletter on the subject.
How often should I bathe my pet? Trim their nails? Or clean their ears? Find out what Dr. Joi has to say about these questions in today's grooming and cleaning article.
Two weeks ago I had a client who forced my hand and made me do a blood glucose curve in my clinic. Normally I expect, and strongly encourage, my clients to run their curves at home to avoid the complication of "stress hyperglycemia". This phenomenon is when the liver turns stored glycogen into glucose when a pet is stressed.
Heartworm is a life-threatening disease of dogs and sometimes cats, yet it is very preventable. Sometimes even the most educated and caring of clients are naïve to the facts regarding heartworm disease.