Tag Archives: puppies

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Kittens

A mother cat with kittens

My family is trying something new this spring: we are hosting a pregnant cat as part of a local foster cat program. Destiny, now known affectionately as Lucy, will be in residence until her kittens finish nursing, are eating well on their own, and weigh two pounds each. Before she came to our home, we

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What Ever Happened To…?

Over the past several months, I have written about several patients treated by the veterinarians of The Animal Medical Center. Each blog is a snapshot in time and the case resolution is not always known when I post the story. Today, I will follow up on four patients whom I have previously written about as

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting Puppies

Last week I switched hats for a few days and was more an obstetrician than an oncologist. One of my friend’s dogs, a Jack Russell Terrier named Tallulah, had puppies. Planned Parenthood This was a planned litter of puppies, all of which already have good homes. When Tallulah came into heat, we measured her blood

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Puppy Problems: Preventing Electric Cord Injuries

Although the cute animal pictured here may look like a Jack Russell Terrier, she and her sister are behaving more like beavers. With their razor sharp puppy teeth, they have severed several plugs from the ends of cords, one of which you can see in the photo below, as well as a cell phone charger

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False Pregnancy in Dogs

A pregnant dog

There has been a recurrent question on the WebMD Pet Health Community website lately. Although the question has been asked in several different ways, the dog owners asking the question needed information about pseudopregnancy in their unspayed female dogs. Some dog owners questioned the physical and behavioral changes occurring in their dogs about two months

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