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Matthew Sisk: Freedom from collar leads pup to a minor injury

Lemmy's last regularly scheduled check-in with me is Saturday morning.

February 14, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Neutering a young pet is the responsible thing to do

Lemmy arrives early in the morning, just after the office has opened.

February 07, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Neutering pets carries small risk, but it's better in the long run

In two days, Lemmy will return to my office for his appointment to be neutered.

January 31, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Puppies can learn tricks at early age

For his third and final puppy visit, Lemmy arrives walking on his leash like a gentleman. His tendency to pull the leash when excited has been curbed with gentle reinforcement and a treat-reward system.

January 24, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Potentially diagnosing parvo in pup

In our practice, we typically call the owner two days after an appointment to check up on the patient.

January 17, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: It's time for your pup's 3-week check-up

Lemmy bounds into the waiting room, his owners trailing behind a taut leash. That's not the worst habit a puppy can have, but it is something to work on going forward.

January 10, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Puppy’s first vet visit in a lifetime of health care

This is the fictionalized story of Lemmy.

January 03, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Make a New Year's resolution for your pet

So you've made it through most of the holiday season (hopefully) unscathed.

December 27, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Not all rabid dogs resemble Cujo

I am a scientist, and this sometimes interferes in my personal life.

December 19, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Sisk: Vaccines safe, effective for animals

Recently, I received an email with some questions about a specific disease and the vaccines intended to prevent the malady. Hopefully, all of you will get something out of the answers.

December 13, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Steer clear of pet store purchases

The language of the universe is written in numbers.

December 06, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Protect your pet from hazards surrounding the holiday season

If you're like me, you decorate for the holidays.

November 29, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Thanksgiving wreaks havoc on pets

Veterinary medicine is full of gallows humor. If you cannot use self-deprecation and sarcasm to deal with some situations, the job can kill your inner joy.

November 22, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Signs, symptoms of prostate problems

Last week, I discussed mammary cancer in pets, and the extremely easy way (early spaying) to avoid it.

November 15, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Mammary cancer avoidable in pets

October is a month in which breast cancer awareness is stressed for humans. I'm all for that. Most of my favorite people are humans.

November 08, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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Articles By Author - Matthew Sisk


Matthew Sisk: Medical emergency worries veterinarian

It's a whirlwind.

June 26, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Worms are gone, but enlarged spleen causes concern

The whipworms are gone. Well, the adult whipworms are gone.

June 19, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Behavioral change in dog caused by whipworms

It happens. Despite millions of dollars in research, and detailed testing beforehand, sometimes it happens. Sometimes a side effect occurs when we use a drug ...

June 12, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Senior dog suffers from old-age ailments

Lemmy comes in for his first "senior" visit, with no problems to report.

June 05, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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