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Ask a Vet: Extra weight damages pets’ organs

In my last two articles, you've read about what can cause your pet to become overweight. This article is a sample of the negative effects extra weight can have on your pet.

March 23, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Monitor dog’s food, exercise regime

In my previous article, I began discussing the factors that affect weight in our pets, briefly mentioning the simple idea of energy balance and how much goes into the body versus how much is spent each day.

March 16, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Extra food leads to overweight pets

"Your dog is fat. And it's your fault."

March 09, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Could dogs or any animals be gay?

I recently had a client ask me a very unusual question.

March 02, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Preservatives are not so bad for pet food

Weaver D's is closing. If you're not familiar with Athens, then you may not know what that means. It's a soul food place, and the best I've ever had.

February 23, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Snow, ice can be harmful to furry friends

I'm torn. I love snow, but I hate cold. When I go outside, my hands get too cold to work properly, my toes go numb and my nose turns red. I'm genetically a Southerner, I suppose.

February 16, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Quiet cars prove harmful to pets

I'm never going to be a ninja.

February 09, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Could dogs or any animals be gay?

I recently had a client ask me a very unusual question.

February 02, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Vaccinations help eradicate deadly diseases

I am pretty sure time travel will never be possible.

January 31, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Hoping medicine will work its magic

Almost three years ago, I had surgery to correct gastroesophageal reflux.

January 26, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Dogs learn behavior from owners

Good news: Your dog is not racist.

January 19, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Talk with your vet about pet medication

If you've never seen it, I highly recommend the movie "Clerks," provided you're not easily offended.

January 12, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Choosing a pet requires some research

Cup holders. You heard me: cup holders! A study several years ago revealed that one of the most important factors determining which SUV people chose to purchase was the number of cup holders. Not gas mileage. Not air bags. Not crash test safety. Cup holders.

January 05, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a vet: Diet problems arise during the holidays

No day is the same in veterinary medicine, but we do see the same types of problems repeatedly. If you don't want to see skin problems and ear infections, don't go to vet school.

December 29, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Carefully consider giving a pet as a present

I went to the mall today. As always, it was a bad idea at this time of year.

December 22, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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Ask a Vet: Respect your veterinarian

In her song, Aretha Franklin was explicit. Not in the parental warning kind of way, but in the honest and this-is-what-I-want way. She wanted respect. So she demanded it with a catchy tune.

July 20, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Canines can handle ice water

I occasionally suffer from sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia. You might have it, too. And your pet could, too.

July 13, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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