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Snow, ice can be harmful to furry friends

I'm torn. I love snow, but I hate cold. When I go outside, my hands get too cold to work properly, my toes go numb and my nose turns red. I'm genetically a Southerner, I suppose.

February 16, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Quiet cars prove harmful to pets

I'm never going to be a ninja.

February 09, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Could dogs or any animals be gay?

I recently had a client ask me a very unusual question.

February 02, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Vaccinations help eradicate deadly diseases

I am pretty sure time travel will never be possible.

January 31, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Hoping medicine will work its magic

Almost three years ago, I had surgery to correct gastroesophageal reflux.

January 26, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Dogs learn behavior from owners

Good news: Your dog is not racist.

January 19, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Talk with your vet about pet medication

If you've never seen it, I highly recommend the movie "Clerks," provided you're not easily offended.

January 12, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Choosing a pet requires some research

Cup holders. You heard me: cup holders! A study several years ago revealed that one of the most important factors determining which SUV people chose to purchase was the number of cup holders. Not gas mileage. Not air bags. Not crash test safety. Cup holders.

January 05, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a vet: Diet problems arise during the holidays

No day is the same in veterinary medicine, but we do see the same types of problems repeatedly. If you don't want to see skin problems and ear infections, don't go to vet school.

December 29, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Carefully consider giving a pet as a present

I went to the mall today. As always, it was a bad idea at this time of year.

December 22, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Cats, dogs have personal food, water preferences

Have you ever had a cold Coke from a glass bottle? If not, go get one. It will change your life.

December 15, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Mixing breeds doesn’t make a new one

Gregor Mendel was a rebel, but not like James Dean or the Sex Pistols.

December 08, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: One bad case of an aggressive dog

I have two white stars on my right forearm - not tattoos, scars.

December 01, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Not all side effects are accurate

"Dewey defeats Truman." Maybe you've seen the famous photograph of the newspaper with the headline being held by newly re-elected President Truman.

November 24, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Annual pet checkups can prevent problems later in life

Twice. Twice in the last week I've seen an animal come in for a problem that could have been treated six months before.

November 17, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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Articles By Author - Matthew Sisk


Ask a Vet: Protect your pets from skin invaders

My son is 7 years old. He loves science and is very curious about the world.

September 28, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Do good fences make good neighbor dogs?

I'm a philosopher. So are you. Our philosophies may differ, but they are there, nonetheless.

September 21, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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