Let’s start from square one… Who out there has an itchy dog?? DISCLAIMER: I am not a veterinary dermatologist. If you would like more information on immunotherapy for your itchy dog, please ask for a referral from your primary care veterinarian. Atopic dermatitis (also known as allergies) is one of the most frequent diseases that … Continue reading Itchy Dog Alert: What is Immunotherapy?
Disclosure: This post reflects a compensated editorial partnership with RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment). The past few months have been an incredibly challenging time across the world. Many countries have been quarantined, traveling has ceased, friends and family members are getting sick or distancing themselves to try to stay healthy. Society is encouraged … Continue reading Tick Prevention & Tips for Getting Outside With Your Pet
Growing up, many children aspire to become veterinarians. It seems like the perfect job. Whenever I thought about veterinarians, I believed their lives were surrounded by puppies and kittens, happy pet owners, and fun. It seemed too good to be true. There is an inherent allure to working with animals. Veterinary medicine is one of … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month – A Tribute to Veterinarians
Purina entered my life during my first year of veterinary school. I took my 10-month old puppy to a dog park in town. He made a Boxer friend and they were roughhousing. Apollo fell into a hole, only for a second, jumped back up and kept on playing. He started limping and I took him … Continue reading Why I feed Purina
Many say that the gut acts like a second brain. Within the digestive system of both humans and our pets, there lies a completely separate nervous system. Have you ever noticed that your pet tends to have an upset stomach after a stressful situation? Maybe you moved, added a new family member, or visited a … Continue reading BULLYING AND BACTERIA – implications for your pets!
First, I would like to start this post by asking you to consider the following: What qualities does a leader possess? Many of us will have the same vision in our heads of who a leader is, but I encourage you to think about the leader's actions that really stand out to you. How does … Continue reading How to Lead from Where You Are
This is going to be a blog post unlike any other that you will ever read in regard to zoo animal medicine. I am going to sit here and tell you why you SHOULD be a zoo animal vet. Don't get me wrong. There are plenty of cons to pursuing zoo animal medicine and you … Continue reading Zoo Animal Medicine… Why You SHOULD Do It and How to Start.