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Archive By Author - Matthew Sisk


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


Matthew Sisk: Pets are great but not as gifts

When I was a little kid, I was fortunate enough to have many wonderful Christmases.

December 11, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Not all bad things that happen to pets can be prevented

My tooth hurts.

December 04, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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