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Matthew Sisk: Stitches heal well thanks to owner's diligence

Leia returns for the removal of the sutures at the site of the skin incision for her spay.

April 09, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Effect of pyometra in cats, dogs

Leia's owners call me the day after my conversation with uncle Donnie.

March 19, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Veterinarian's advice is not a suggestion or a scam

My significant other sometimes tells stories in which I have a speaking role.

March 12, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Leia's true personality comes out

Leia finally visits me for a routine examination and vaccination.

March 05, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Kitten tests negative for FIV two weeks later

After a dramatic arrival to our planet, followed by a few weeks of mostly uneventful growth, Leia threw us a curveball. She tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.

February 26, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Humans can’t contract cat’s FIV

Leia's family is freaked out.

February 19, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Kitten tests positive for feline HIV

My significant other is a cat person. I love cats, but I am more of a dog guy.

February 12, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Beware of pet peer pressure regarding people food

Cats don't fully appreciate observational humor.

February 05, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Brain damage may cause wobbles

Her name isn't Weeble, and that's just as well. Despite the fact that the small kitten does wobble, Leia does fall down.

January 27, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Kitten's wobbly walk concerns her owners

Leia's visit today is her last neonatal visit.

January 22, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Kitten may play in litter box for now

Leia returns for her four-week check-in while I'm away on vacation.

January 15, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Conflicted over seeing new kitten

It's an odd position to be in, wanting to see a patient, yet wanting the patient to stay away from the hospital.

January 08, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Tragedy leads to delivery of a princess

It's a cold and drizzly day when the lady comes into our office. She's bawling and has a limp towel in her arms. Less than five minutes before she bust through our door, she was calm and collected, on her way to work. Then life happened, and the car in front of her hit a cat.

January 01, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Don't leave your pet out in the freezing cold

Her name is Sweetie. Named prior to my family's adopting her, and the name confirmed by my young son upon her arrival, she is our family dog.

December 25, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Diarrhea first sign of many diseases

I'm sure you have an idea of what this is, but I'm going to ask anyway. What does diarrhea mean?

December 18, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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Matthew Sisk: Tricks equal treats and weight gain

Leia is all grown up.

April 23, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: How to train a cat with the click of a button

It's a bizarre story, but it's true. The next time I see Leia, she doesn't see me.

April 16, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Declawing cats not really necessary

Leia has sutures at the site of her surgery. Internally, she does too, but hopefully I never see those again.

April 02, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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