Index: Pet health

This dog has…

Friday, July 9th, 2010 Hello to you and your pets! Here is an older X-ray of a not uncommon dog health problem- occasionally I also see this in some cats. This dog was lame, and it started at about 1 year of age. There was an unusual gait. I palpated pain on extension of the hips. Here is what I found on X-ray: I… [Read more]

Summer with your pets – Heat Stroke in Dogs and Cats

Monday, July 5th, 2010 Here’s hoping that you and your pets had a safe Independence Day in the United States. I imagine that most folks are off work today – meaning some time to spend with important ones in your family, including your dogs and cats. I am late moving today after a weekend camping, although it involved rain, it was nice to get… [Read more]

Vaccine Risks

Thursday, June 17th, 2010 Hello again to you and your pets this rainy Thursday morning. The BIG questions about vaccines don’t seem to go away. DO you or DON’T you vaccinate your dog or cat for a specific disease? I discuss this daily with pet owners – it’s not really an easy decision. That being said, I was discussing this with a colleague, and… [Read more]

New Hot Spot Remedy for Dogs

Friday, June 11th, 2010 Hi to you and your pets this Friday… ——————————- Hot Spots ——————————- I am starting to see more ‘Hot Spots’ again – The Veterinary name is: Acute Moist Dermatitis I was pleased to try out a new remedy that worked well – and it was in my kitchen. Here is some of what’s in my book: HOT SPOTS SIGNS A… [Read more]

Top 10 Ways to Spoil Your Pet…PLUS my New Pet Pics

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 Do you spoil your dog or cat? I do. After all- they are pretty easy to want to spoil- happy to see me, always ready for a walk. My now 2 cats are always waiting for me every morning at the bottom of the steps. My dogs, Lewis and Jessie start their tails wagging as soon as they see me… [Read more]

‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ Miss Ellie dies at 17

Friday, June 4th, 2010 In this June 26, 2009 file photo, Miss Ellie celebrates her win in the “World’s Ugliest Dog Contest” at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, in Petaluma, Cal PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Miss Ellie, a small, bug-eyed Chinese Crested Hairless dog whose pimples and lolling tongue helped her win Animal Planet’s “World’s Ugliest Dog” contest in 2009, has died at age 17 after… [Read more]

Eye Injuries in Dogs and Cats

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 Hello and Good Morning to you… It’s Wednesday. —————————————- My manly flower story —————————————- On the way walking to work yesterday I was inspired to see some freshly blooming Lilacs. So as I was a wee bit early, I stopped to smell them. And POKED myself in the eye. Does that *ever* hurt. I couldn’t see – my eye was… [Read more]

The Answer to Your Pet’s Bowel Health

Thursday, May 27th, 2010 Diarrhea and Vomiting are one of the top 10 reasons owners bring their pets to the vet. But, it doesn’t have to be this way… Supplementing the diet with probiotics is an essential way to help maintain and promote your pet’s optimal intestinal health. This a key factor in PREVENTING disease, and ensuring that your pet’s gut immune system is… [Read more]

Arthritis Solutions for dogs and cats

Monday, May 10th, 2010 —————————————— Arthritis Solutions. —————————————— Ouch. My creaking elbow makes it even easier for me to empathize with all of those arthritic pets. The most common is osteoarthritis. This is a chronic degenerative disease that is commonly found in a pet’s hip, elbow, shoulder, Knee, wrist, ankle or in the spine. The cause is due to cartilage breakdown and loss, (ie… [Read more]

Top 10 Animals at risk from Gulf Oil Spill

Friday, April 30th, 2010 By Julia Kumari Drapkin — GlobalPost Published: April 29, 2010 06:50 ET 1. North Atlantic bluefin tuna The Great Bluefin Tuna, prized for sushi and sashimi, is one of the species most in danger of slipping into extinction. Traveling down across the Atlantic seaboard, bluefin tuna spawn in the Gulf of Mexico between mid-April and mid-June. 2. Sea turtles Five… [Read more]

Animals injured, killed near Altona

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 This is a most disturbing story, that gets me to question humanity. How could this happen? Here’s the story: Warning: This story contains graphic images CBC News A dog that suffered a large burn that went through its fur and muscle had to be euthanized.A dog that suffered a large burn that went through its fur and muscle had to… [Read more]

My swollen elbow

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 Hello again and good morning fellow readers. A few days ago I woke up with a swollen elbow. Here’s what my elbow looked like: Being a Veterinarian, I performed a little ‘self’ diagnostics… (don’t do this at home unless you are a stubborn middle aged man who likes to AVOID the ‘real’ Dr 🙂 Here’s a picture of what I… [Read more]

Dr. Andrew Jones, DVM