Feline Bladder Disease

July 13, 2016

My feline patient, Rerun van Pelt, did not have a fun 4th of July. Neither did his family. Rerun spent the holiday weekend urinating blood tinged urine outside the cat box. That behavior got him a trip to the animal ER and he spent the rest of the weekend locked in the bathroom to salvage … Continue reading Feline Bladder Disease

Does Menopause Occur in Animals?

July 6, 2016

  Last week, at the Animal Medical Center, our Avian and Exotic Pet Service examined a geriatric female iguana named Killer. One of her problems was osteoporosis, a disease of the bony skeleton common in post-menopausal women. Given that Killer is an older lady, her family asked a reasonable question, “Is my iguana post-menopausal?” A Different … Continue reading Does Menopause Occur in Animals?

Bite Injuries

May 11, 2016

The third week in May marks National Dog Bite Prevention Week. According to State Farm Insurance, the national average insurance cost for a dog-related injury topped $32,000 in 2014. The total cost of dog bite injuries is $531 million and over 16,000 dog-bite claims are paid nationwide. The top state for insurance payment for bite … Continue reading Bite Injuries