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Matthew Sisk: Cats can develop cauliflower ear

I once was on my way to a tire repair shop to have a leak checked. About two blocks from the shop, my tire exploded.

June 11, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Ear mites cause Leai to scratch her hair off

My hair is thinning. Not too rapidly (knock on wood), but it is happening.

June 04, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Paw pad burns take a few days to appear on cat

Summer is upon us. Well, at least, this time of year is traditionally considered summer.

May 28, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Pros and cons of pet paperwork

I became a veterinarian, in part, because I love animals.

May 21, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Leia has a gut reaction to hairballs

"Hoss, I don't feel so hot. Burn the yard!"

May 07, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Miscalculation proves costly for one cat

At times in my youth, I avoided trouble by using my wits. At other times, dumb luck saw me through.

April 30, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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: 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: 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


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


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Articles By Author - Matthew Sisk


Matthew Sisk: Cats’ chronic problems emerge in middle age

It is the nature of my vocation that I am generally older than most of my co-workers. So to deal with the proverbial elephant in ...

June 25, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Skunks love cat food; cats hate skunks

Leia lives an uneventful life for a couple of years. At least relative to health issues, it is uneventful. She visits our office yearly, receiving ...

June 18, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Steps to follow when traveling with your pet

Long story short: The government of Argentina has a copy of my driver's license.

May 14, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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