Transporting Snub Nose Breeds

February 28, 2013

Snub Nose Breeds in Pet Shipping Brachycephalic, or Snub Nosed, breeds of dogs and cats are especially vulnerable during transport.  The breeds listed below suffer from Brachycephalic syndrome putting them at risk of multiple problems related to their airway. Brachycephalic Syndrome The word “Brachycephalic” literally means “short” “head.”  Along with the cute squashed flattened face […]

Transporting Older Pets

February 25, 2013

Considerations When Shipping Older Pet Dogs and Cats Older pets commonly have metabolic and organ problems that can affect them during air or ground transport.  Knowing a bit about these conditions can help to minimize problems with these pets going on a long journey. Diabetes Diabetes is a common condition in dogs and especially in […]

Veterinary Purchasing Group

February 17, 2013

The Veterinary Cooperative TVC has a promotion going on for their veterinary purchasing group with free membership and no monthly fees if you join by the end of February with member referral.  You can use me as a referral (David Landers member 340; no I don’t get any incentive to promote this, I just think […]

Distemper Outbreak in Dallas Fort Worth Risks Dogs’ Lives

January 31, 2013

Distemper Outbreak in DFW Dallas Fort Worth I have seen quite a few distemper cases in my career. This is something many newer veterinarians can’t say, and probably for the best.  Distemper is a nasty disease and is heartbreaking to watch an animal afflicted with the condition die a slow death from it.  For some […]

Why are Veterinary Practices Slow in January and February?

January 27, 2013

Animal Hospitals Tend to Slow Down after the New Year Have any of you other veterinarians out there wondered why this is the case? I have a few theories: Clients spent all of their money over the holidays Kids are back in school No one wants to tow the dog around when the weather is […]

What are the best reptile pets for beginners?

January 22, 2013

Have you thought about getting a reptile pet but not sure where to start? In exotic animal practice reptiles make up a decent percentage of the patients on the schedule.  Unfortunately many of the reptile pets available on the market today are not easy to keep and new owners may not be aware of this […]

It All Started with a Field Rat Named Harvey

January 20, 2013

What Do You Want to do When You Grow Up? Every young child is asked this question multiple times in their life, usually starting around the age of 3. At 3 years of age my answer was proudly “Zoologist.” Of course, at that age I really didn’t know what a zoologist did other than get […]

Veterinary Blog

June 1, 2003

  Welcome to my Veterinary Blog Here I will post useful information as well as funny quips from the days in my life as a veterinarian.