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Aug 26 2020

What is Medicine?

The “practice of medicine” has been a phrase that has been used over and over when referring to the medical field, human and animal. I saw a comedy routine the other night and one of the punch lines was, “practice of medicine? I thought that’s what med school was for? You shouldn’t need any more practice!” It sounds funny but really medicine is practice. The doctors and nurses, of course, know about the drugs, anatomy, physiology, diseases, treatments, etc., but more times than I would like to admit, we don’t always...

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Jul 30 2020

Heat Stroke

It’s that time of year again where opening your front door can be more like opening an oven door. Us humans are melting in the high nineties and triple digits and we don’t even have thick hair on our bodies, (most of us). Imagine how your cat or dog must feel. Keep your pets safe from the heat this summer with these tips. Only exercise your dog in the early morning or evening hours when the thermometer has dipped a little. Restrict the exercise to a shaded area and keep sessions...

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Jul 22 2020

Ear Mites in Cats

Ear mites, GROSS! Ear mites are ubiquitous in the outdoor cat community. Up to 80% of cats and kittens that are brought into animal shelters are infested with ear mites. These nasty little bugs bite and suck blood from the inside and outside of the ears of our feline friends and live in the fur of their head and neck.   This photo is a classic example of a cat with ear mites. The dark discharge is actually a buildup of ear mite excrement and serum and blood from the bites....

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