dog behavior

Five+ Animal Behavior Resources for Pet Families

February 15, 2017

Behavior problems are a clear pain point for pet parents. I have written in the past about dogs who bite and how to prevent dogs bites. Other common behavior issues include anxiety, inappropriate urination and litter box concerns. All these behavior problems are cause for relinquishment of pets to shelter. To help pet families cope with behavior problem in … Continue reading Five+ Animal Behavior Resources for Pet Families

pulse oximetry

Everyday Medicine: Pulse Oximetry

January 25, 2017

Everyday medicine is an intermittent series of blog posts highlighting tests, treatments and procedures commonly used at AMC. Some past examples of this type of blog post include “What are Vital Signs” or “Five Reasons Veterinarians Love Fluid Therapy.” Today’s blog post will tackle the topic of pulse oximetry, a common monitoring tool used at AMC. In … Continue reading Everyday Medicine: Pulse Oximetry

cushing's disease

Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

January 18, 2017

Recently, two of my patients needed testing for a possible diagnosis of Cushing’s disease, a.k.a. hyperadrenocorticism. Named after Harvey Cushing, the famous neurosurgeon who first described the disease in humans, Cushing’s disease results from excess production of steroids by the body. In dogs, we recognize two major forms of this endocrine disease: a pituitary form … Continue reading Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

shaking dogs

Doc, My Dog is Shaking

January 11, 2017

Like the Jerry Lee Lewis song, some dogs “got a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on.” If your dog is shaking, a trip to the veterinarian is in order. Below you will find a list of some of the more common causes of canine shaking. Please note, some of these are emergency conditions and should prompt … Continue reading Doc, My Dog is Shaking

pancreatitis in dogs

Pancreatitis in Dogs

January 4, 2017

The pancreas is a thin, elongated organ that is shaped a bit like a pounded piece of chicken tenderloin. The pancreas lies along the initial portion of the small intestine called the duodenum. As the bile duct leaves the gall bladder, it traverses the pancreas before it enters the duodenum. The pancreas is probably best … Continue reading Pancreatitis in Dogs

Everyday Medicine: Oxygen Therapy

December 14, 2016

Everyday medicine will be an intermittent series of blog posts highlighting tests, treatments and procedures commonly used at the AMC. Some past examples of this type of blog post include “Vital Signs” or “Five Reasons Veterinarians Love Fluid Therapy.” Today’s blog post will tackle the topic of oxygen therapy, a common treatment at the AMC. Oxygen is … Continue reading Everyday Medicine: Oxygen Therapy