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Ask a Vet: Heat circulating around pet is deadly

It is my conviction that convection is a danger to your dog, your cat, your grandma and ice cream.

June 22, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Get going this summer; take along your pooch

The sun will come out tomorrow. Annie told me that in a song, but given how the past few months of alleged "spring" have gone, I began to doubt.

June 15, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Life top stories


Ask a Vet: Pay attention to dog to prevent bites

Tomorrow, May 19, begins National Dog Bite Awareness week. Like most dates of celebration, it serves as a means to promote something we should remember year-round.

June 15, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Anxiety is a natural response to threats

I am not a people doctor. Some people might even tell you I am not a people person. So please take this with a grain of salt.

June 08, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Pupils can alert owners to problems

You've seen it on television or in movies. The injured individual, possibly deceased, and someone with a light shines it in their eyes to check the pupils. But what does it really mean?

June 01, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a vet: Heartworms threaten pets' health

It's like a bad horror movie. Worms! In your heart!

May 25, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Make safety your pet’s fashion statement

Fashion is very important to some folks. If you've seen my collection of T-shirts, you may feel either I am one of these people, or the antithesis thereof.

May 11, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Be proactive and control moisture in pet’s ears

You know how good it sounds when you're in the shower in the morning, singing One Direction?

May 04, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Be cautious with pets at public gatherings

Know your dog? I'm sure you do. You could pick him out of a lineup.

April 27, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Resist urge to buy animal for Easter

I do not like Peeps.

April 20, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Easter lilies poisonous to pets

Theoretically, warm weather is coming. I used to feel better about this theory, but I'm still willing to give it a chance.

April 13, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Emergency visits rise in states with legalized pot

Marijuana has been legalized in several states.

April 06, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Horror stories surround obese pets

In the past three weeks, I've discussed the concepts related to weight for pets, including what really causes weight gain or loss as well as the consequences of obesity.

March 30, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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


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Ask a Vet: Brush away bacteria on daily basis

Your pet's mouth is full of bacteria. Just like yours.

October 19, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Good meds may have side effects

When I was about 12, Jake "the Snake" Roberts was a scary, scary man. His finishing move, the DDT, was the most devastating maneuver in professional wrestling. He would tuck your neck under his arm, then drive your forehead into the mat.

October 12, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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