The fifteen ways that being a veterinarian changed the way I’m raising my kittens
It had been almost 20 years since my cat, Mickey, was a baby. I was still in undergrad when I got him so we both had a lot of growing up to do together. Before Mickey, the last time I had a kitten of my own I was only 4.
Needless to say, a lot of my parenting style and ability have changed over the decades and becoming a vet has done the most to change my perspective on a cat’s formative years. Here are fifteen things I did different with Raven and Poe than I did with my past kittens: Continue reading
I am writing to inform you of a growing problem with our canine pet population. Veterinary cardiologists have recently seen an increase in the number of dogs presenting with advanced heart disease that are being fed “Grain Free” diets. As of 08/24/2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received approximately 200 reported cases of heart disease that are suspected to be related to their diet. Continue reading
What is a murmur?
A murmur is an abnormal noise produced when there is turbulent blood flow within the heart. This noise is detected when using a stethoscope to listen to the heart during the physical examination. Continue reading
The 4th of July is full of fun and celebration for us but most of our pets would disagree. During festivities like cookouts, swimming, parades, bon fires and fireworks many pets get away from their owners. Making the 5th of July the busiest day of the year for rescue organizations and shelters, they fill up quickly with dogs and cats that have managed to get away from their owners. There are many things you can do to ensure your pets are safe, sound and comfortable. Continue reading
Cats make wonderful companions. We tend to see these relationships between owners and cats start to deteriorate if the cat begins having accidents outside of the litter box. Anytime you notice your cat going to the bathroom outside of the litterbox the first step should be to have them seen by your veterinarian. Continue reading
Whole Family Wellness
Research has shown that having pets can increase fitness, lower stress, and bring joy to their owners. Follow the tips below to ensure that your family and pets remain happy and healthy.
Written by Eric E. Brooks, DVM
Spring is such a lovely time of year. The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing, and love is in the air. But lurking in the shadows is an eight-legged blood sucking vampire waiting to strike!