Lemmy's last regularly scheduled check-in with me is Saturday morning.
Lemmy arrives early in the morning, just after the office has opened.
In two days, Lemmy will return to my office for his appointment to be neutered.
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.
In our practice, we typically call the owner two days after an appointment to check up on the patient.
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.
This is the fictionalized story of Lemmy.
So you've made it through most of the holiday season (hopefully) unscathed.
I am a scientist, and this sometimes interferes in my personal life.
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.
The language of the universe is written in numbers.
If you're like me, you decorate for the holidays.
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.
Last week, I discussed mammary cancer in pets, and the extremely easy way (early spaying) to avoid it.
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.
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It's a whirlwind.
The whipworms are gone. Well, the adult whipworms are gone.
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 ...
Lemmy comes in for his first "senior" visit, with no problems to report.
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