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Retired Vet

Joined 7 years ago from MidWest

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A former small animal veterinarian, I left the profession for a variety of reasons, the most pressing being my conviction that I needed to homeschool my sons.  I did enjoy being a "pet doctor" very much, and always did my best to make sure that I deserved the trust given to me by the people who brought me their furry (and sometimes not so furry!) friends.  Medicine changes constantly, so there may be questions I can't answer.  If that is the case, I will do my best to ferret out an answer (pun intended!  I think I'm funny!).  If I can't, I will be honest with you about it.  After all, what have I got to lose?  ;)

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  • How to help indoor cats lose weight
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    How to help indoor cats lose weight

    7 years ago

    Obesity is a national epidemic here in the good ol' US of Abundance, and it isn't limited to our two-legged citizens. People love to feed animals. I mean, it isn't just the kids holding out handfuls of cracked corn at...

  • Pregnancy and Labor in Dogs
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    Pregnancy and Labor in Dogs

    7 years ago

     Pregnancy can usually be detected in dogs by palpation (a veterinarian carefully feeling the dog's belly) 20 to 30 days after breeding, by ultrasound 24 or more days after breeding, and by radiographs...

  • The Case Of The Coughing Dog
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    The Case Of The Coughing Dog

    7 years ago

    Being a veterinarian is like being a parent: it defines you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I wasn’t too surprised when the topic of a phone conversation with a friend turned to his dog. “Why is Abby...

  • Chronic Kidney Failure In Cats
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    Chronic Kidney Failure In Cats

    7 years ago

          Kidney failure is one of the most common causes of death in older cats.  Acute renal (kidney) failure is quite different from chronic renal failure, and is not as common.  Acute...

  • Dealing with Atopic (Allergic) Pets
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    Dealing with Atopic (Allergic) Pets

    7 years ago

    Living in a mid-Western state has certain advantages. We don't have the opportunity to become bored with the weather, because it's always changing. We have beautiful, warm summers; gorgeous, colorful autumns; dazzling...

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