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Matthew Sisk: Research can often reveal the truth

Comic books shaped my childhood. I lived vicariously through them, saving the day over and over.

November 13, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Emotional days after dog’s death

Eleven days ago, I euthanized Lemmy.

November 06, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Ending pet’s pain, saying goodbye

I'm not a Monday fan. But today is worse than a normal Monday. Today, I say goodbye to Lemmy.

October 30, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Beloved dog's health progressively worse

Lemmy's appointment is at 10 o'clock.

October 23, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Doctor offers but never demands treatment

Lemmy is late for his appointment.

October 16, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Sisk: Lemmy losing interest in life

It's an unfair generalization to say teenagers don't listen. Some do, some don't.

October 09, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Life top stories


Matthew Sisk: Lemmy is slowly losing his mind

Who do you think you are?

October 02, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Dog's weight loss and depleting muscle causes concern

My brain works in funny ways. Yours is probably similar.

September 25, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Bacterial infection clears but hearing problem arises

Lemmy returns for his recheck following a bout with Leptospirosis.

September 18, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Rare subtype of bacteria causes infection in dog

Lemmy has been hospitalized for two days when I learn the reason for his illness. I had suspected, but with confirmatory blood work, I now know.

September 11, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Sudden illness takes toll on older dog

Seventeen is old for most dogs. And although Lemmy is not like most dogs, 17 is old for him, too.

September 04, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Follow-up care critical for pets

Three weeks after Lemmy was examined and diagnosed with a nasty urinary tract infection, he returns for a recheck. This is intended to confirm the infection has been eliminated.

August 28, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Midnight bathroom trips trouble veterinarian

I once had a nightmare where a lump under a welcome mat was lurching toward me as I hid under the covers. It sounds weird now, but at the time, I was inconsolable.

August 21, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Microchip leads to happy ending

Lemmy's owners call me just before noon. They relay a story that's unlikely at best, but the take-home message is Lemmy's depressive symptoms are gone, and the household is full of life.

August 14, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Pets mourn loss of their animal companions, too

About two months ago, Lemmy's family suffered the loss of their home to a fire. No one was injured, and Lemmy has remained in good health.

August 07, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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Articles By Author - Matthew Sisk


Matthew Sisk: Not all bad things that happen to pets can be prevented

My tooth hurts.

December 04, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Help pets in need this holiday season

There's a scene in "Rebel Without A Cause" in which the line "You read too many comic books" is uttered.

November 27, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Avoid dog disasters on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming.

November 20, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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