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“It’s Not a Toomah”—Or Is It?

Nearly every dog gets a little lumpier as he gets older.  Most of these masses are just a benign part of the skin’s aging process, but among the fatty tumors and cysts lurk some dangerous cancers.   So how do we find the wolf hiding in sheep’s clothing, so to speak?   You are the [...]

By | 2017-10-06T07:25:23+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Cost of Companionship

Growing up, I remember being told to NEVER ask or talk about other people’s financial situations.  This is just one social rule (among many others) that I have to break on a daily basis as a veterinarian.  Nobody likes to talk about the “business” of medicine, but it is a reality.  Medical care carries with [...]

By | 2017-10-06T07:25:38+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Worried about the canine flu? So are we.

The influenza virus has a long history of scaring people.  Flu pandemics killed millions throughout the 17th and 18th century, and the global war path of the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic still haunts us today.  Luckily, modern sanitation practices and antibiotics have brought the mortality rate down to less than 0.1% in developed countries, but [...]

By | 2017-10-06T07:25:54+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

That Awkward Pet Food Discussion

As a veterinarian with a special interest in nutrition, I will admit that I take your pet food choices WAY too personally.  It’s just that nutrition is probably the single most important factor under our control in optimizing a pet’s health.  Don’t get me wrong, parasite control and vaccines are very important.  But obesity is [...]

By | 2017-10-06T07:26:08+00:00 February 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Therapeutic “Lasers” and Chronic Pain

Fun fact: The first AustinPowers came out almost 20 years ago!!! Now–onto the science. Photobiomodulation (Say that 10 times fast). This big fancy word describes what happens at the cellular level when a therapeutic laser is applied to live tissues like skin, muscles, and joints.  It means changing the processes going on inside living things via light [...]

By | 2017-10-06T07:26:21+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ouch! The not-so-universal language of pain

“There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness and misery”  -Charles Darwin A veterinarian is a jack of all trades. Among all of the medical, dental, and surgical roles we fill, one makes us very different than our counterparts in human healthcare: the role of animal [...]

By | 2017-10-06T07:26:38+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An Afternoon With Jennifer Starr, KC Pet Photographer

Local pet photographer Jennifer Starr offers families a memorable way to celebrate their pets’ lives when the end is near… KCTV5 News wrote, “Whether it is months or days the pet has left, Starr is making a difference by keeping the better days in print forever.”  The internationally published photographer and animal enthusiast was born [...]

By | 2017-10-06T07:26:49+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments