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Ask a Vet: Dogs can have same disease as JFK

An eponymous disease is a disease named after someone. Names tend to be known better than the scientifically descriptive name and are usually the way physicians refer to the disease when talking with patients or clients. Thus, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

August 03, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Myths and truths of antibiotics

A recent survey published online showed some shocking results about science literacy in America. Twenty-five percent of people thought the sun orbits around the earth. That is truly disturbing.

July 27, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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


Ask a Vet: If there is a heaven, dogs will be there

I sometimes call a movie a documentary in jest.

July 06, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: All dogs die but live life to the fullest

"Is he going to die?"

June 29, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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


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Articles By Author - Matthew Sisk


Ask a Vet: Please don't feed Fido table food

That Sam. That Sam! That dog Sam.

December 21, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Research pet store before purchase

Singer Taylor Swift has said a player's gonna play, play, play, play, play. And similar is true for a baker (gonna bake, bake, bake, bake, bake).

December 14, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Play with pets but practice caution

If you read my column regularly, you're aware I'm a nerd, a nerd of many colors.

December 07, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Take time to grieve for your lost pet

My vocation can make you a bit nutty. Or maybe you have to be eccentric to even get involved.

November 30, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Tricks can improve pets mental health

One of my favorite quotes is from the 1990s. "Snoop Doggy Dogg. Need to get a jobby job."

November 23, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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