"Dewey defeats Truman." Maybe you've seen the famous photograph of the newspaper with the headline being held by newly re-elected President Truman.
Twice. Twice in the last week I've seen an animal come in for a problem that could have been treated six months before.
I use drugs. Wait, that sounds bad. I use drugs, professionally. No, that sounds worse. As a veterinarian, I prescribe drugs. But when I say that, you may not fully realize what it means or what the implications are. As far as pharmacological philosophy goes, any substance that can be added to a living system and create an effect may be considered a drug. So on that front, yes, water is a drug just like ...
When people start a sentence with "No offense," they usually know they're going to offend you. Sometimes they don't care, sometimes they do and are just saying what needs to be said.
The bad news: You have cancer. The good news: Now you don't. We don't say this to our clients. And hopefully your personal physician isn't this glib with news either. But it's most likely true. On a daily basis, the cells in your dog or cat's body - as well as the cells in your own - have to replace themselves. The body is making copies as it were. In the course of a single ...
Since Halloween is right around the corner, consider the following: The "Monster" is not Frankenstein, but Frankenstein is the monster. Now that may sound confusing at first, but it's the heart of the classic tale of science and horror. A brilliant but misguided doctor puts his talents to use with an idea of bettering the world. But through human frailty and hubris, he creates a situation he cannot control. Suffering occurs for many, not just ...
Today, I am 39 years old. About six years younger than my father was when he died from colon cancer.
My dream car is KITT from the 1980s television show "Knightrider." Of course. But in real life, I'd love to have a Ferrari. And if I save my money for the next 437 years, I'll have a down payment. But say somehow I gained enough money to buy one and used all but $5. What if I hit a nail and need a new tire? Or need an oil change? This is where dreams become ...
With my inherent geekiness, I can't resist learning things. I actively seek out learning of any kind: veterinary medicine, quantum theory and fantasy football.
Hopefully you don't get bogged down in the literary reference, but I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. Specifically Caesar Millan, the well-known "Dog Whisperer."
I have a friend who is an EMT, and when we get into conversations about the state of the world today, he often opines a theory about why we have so many dumb people today: Helmet laws keep nature from picking off the idiots when we're young.
I may be too old for the spinning apples. I rode them with my son at a fair recently, and when we got off, I was ready to be put out of my misery.
What does Willie Nelson know about bone cancer in greyhounds? Maybe more than you would think. In recent weeks, some highly regarded physicians in the human medical community have announced a change in their attitudes toward the use of marijuana for treatment of certain diseases. Cancer patients have been widely reported to benefit from the use of cannabis, both for control of chronic pain and relief of secondary symptoms such as loss of appetite. Other ...
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Gregor Mendel was a rebel, but not like James Dean or the Sex Pistols.
I have two white stars on my right forearm - not tattoos, scars.
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