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Corn Cobs are Not for Dogs

Early last week, Steel, a healthy, well cared for young Labrador, was rushed to The AMC in the wee hours of the morning for intractable vomiting. The poor dog looked miserable with vomit on his face and paws. The emergency doctors determined he was dehydrated and started intravenous fluids along with medications to help control


Books for Pet Lovers

If you are like me, you received gift cards during the holidays. What better way to spend them than on books about dogs and cats. Here are a few titles that are currently sitting on my nightstand: Dogs: Man’s best friend The Divinity of Dogs: True Stories of Miracles Inspired by Man’s Best Friend is


Resolve to Be a Responsible Pet Owner

It’s that time of year again; the time when we make New Year’s resolutions. I seem to make the same ones every year: eat healthier, exercise more, be kinder. My suggestion for 2013 is for every pet owner to be a responsible one. To achieve that goal, the American Veterinary Medical Association has developed a


Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: Cats Get it Too!

stethoscope on siamese cat

Recently, I highlighted a common pancreatic disorder in dogs, pancreatitis. The following day, the New York Times “Well Pet” blog wrote about a much less common, but equally serious pancreatic disorder, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). The article focuses on EPI in dogs, but cats also can suffer from this disease. Pancreatic function The pancreas has