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

Poisonous Houseplants

April 13, 2016

Houseplants provide a bit of green to a dull window sill or a bland entrance foyer. If you are a pet owner, you must choose your houseplants carefully or risk plant induced illness in your pet. Below is a list of houseplants pet owners should forego because of the potential for illness if their pet … Continue reading Poisonous Houseplants

Soothing the Anxious Dog: Drug Free

March 30, 2016

I recently examined a new canine patient diagnosed with a rare genetic disease. The clinical signs of the disease are worsened by panting, caused by either exercise or anxiety. Since we don’t yet have a gene therapy for this disease, managing this particular patient revolves around managing anxiety and the situations that cause anxiety. I … Continue reading Soothing the Anxious Dog: Drug Free


Canine Lymphoma: A Quick Snapshot

March 2, 2016

Today, like many days I spend in AMC’s Cancer Institute I saw a dog patient diagnosed just a few days ago with lymphoma. What appears below is a summary of my conversation with the dog’s family about lymphoma and the options for treatment of their beloved companion. What is Lymphoma? Lymphoma is cancer of the lymph nodes … Continue reading Canine Lymphoma: A Quick Snapshot