What Your Veterinarian Can Do For You

Recently I was speaking with a man I met through some friends and he began to tell me about his old dog. He explained how his dog had been urinating around the house, especially at night, for some time now and he had just learned to live with it. When I told him that I thought we might be able to fix the leaking urine problem this man seemed surprised! He scheduled an appointment and through evaluation and treatment, we were able to stop the leaking. Not only was this man surprised but also very grateful. Continue reading

Lumps and Bumps

One of the most common requests I receive is to check a lump on a dog or cat. Lumps can come in all sizes, shapes, consistencies and prognoses. Unfortunately I can’t tell you what to look for or feel that would let you know whether the lump you just found on Fluffy is OK or if it needs to be taken off right away. I will describe three of the more common lumps BUT even if they match the description completely they may turn out to be something entirely different. Continue reading