I saw a very interesting case the other day that will appeal to all cat lovers. This kitty is 14 years old and presented with painful and inappropriate urination. Sounds like a simple, straightforward case of UTI/FUS and/or stones. Oh, how wrong I was! Upon further exam, this kitty had a large mass on the sheath of his penis. The mass was about the size of a nickel. I thought for sure this was a tumor, most likely a squamous cell carcinoma. We decided that cat perineal urethrostomy would be the best course of treatment. Indications for Cat Perineal Urethrostomy
Why Do Veterinarians Recommend A Yearly Heartworm Test?
Clients ask me this question all the time.
Is it to make money? No!
Here are a couple of reasons why I recommend a yearly heartworm test:
Recently, a client asked me how I got involved in the field of pet alternative medicine. This led me to revisit my past attitudes and beliefs about veterinary medicine and compare them to my present practice. The fact that I practice pet alternative medicine at all is somewhat ironic. Earlier in my career, the thought of incorporating pet alternative medicine into my practice would have been an absolute joke. There was no way I envisioned myself not being an absolute, straightforward, “by the book” veterinarian. Mastering pet alternative medicine never even crossed my mind. I was even questioned in the
What is Cold Tail or Limber Tail Syndrome? The cold tail is a syndrome or injury occurring mostly in sporting or working dogs, such as Labs and Pointers. Cold tail syndrome is also known as: Limber tail Swimmer’s tail Cold water tail Broken tail Dead tail Happy tail Broken wag The tail just quits working! The injury or syndrome affects your dog’s tail. It becomes painful at or near the base. What are the Symptoms? The symptoms of limber tail are: A very flaccid tail Holding the tail horizontally for approximately 10 cm, and then dropping vertically. More pronounced in
What is Neurectomy Surgery? Neurectomy surgery is one of the treatments for navicular disease. Navicular disease is a degenerative disease of a horse’s heel. Other names for neurectomy are: Nerving Palmer digital neurectomy Posterior digital neurectomy. It is a surgical procedure where the surgeon cuts or removes a portion of the nerve supply to the horse’s foot. Oftentimes, we use neurectomy surgery as a last resort for relieving heel pain. Watch Surgical Horse Neurectomy on Youtube. Will a Neurectomy Help My Horse? Maybe. Experience shows neurectomy is often more successful in younger horses. Most importantly, you need to understand the