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Matthew Sisk: Don’t give your dogs, cats candy

Halloween is my favorite holiday.

November 01, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Roses are thorny subjects for pets

Roses are a popular motif in gothic literature, including monster stories. In many iterations of these legends, roses are used to ward off creatures of the night, mainly werewolves and vampires.

October 25, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Garlic can kill vampires, precious pets

Last week, I explained how silver and some other metals can decrease bacterial growth.

October 18, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Silver kills werewolves, harms pets

Halloween is coming. And in the spirit of the season, consider some advice related to monster themes.

October 11, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask A Vet: Vaccines help build immunity to virus

Albert Einstein is one of my inspirations, and not just because my hair looks a lot like his when I first get up in the morning.

October 04, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Children can learn to mature with a pet

I like animals and I like people. But to be honest, I probably like animals more than I like most people.

September 27, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Finding cat vomit with my foot

Who is the worst superhero? That's a widely debated topic among fans of the fantastic.

September 20, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Be aware of health issues for certain breeds

I've never caught a foul ball. It haunts me. I've been to baseball games all over the country for as far back as I remember, and nope, not even one.

September 13, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Certain drugs, edible bribes prove fatal

Sometimes I have favorite things, for good reasons, like my kids.

September 06, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Beware of pet meds advertised on TV

Did you know, if you take out all your veins and arteries and laid them end to end that you would die?

August 23, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Strap your canine into the car with seat belt or carrier

You can disregard this week's column if you're an action hero, or have single-handedly dispatched an entire group of terrorists or mercenaries, never getting a scratch along the way.

August 16, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Fainting may be symptom of serious issue

In my last column, I let you know I was in the marching band in high school.

August 09, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Referrals are to more practiced person

I was in a band in high school, had long hair down to the middle of my back and played solos in front of thousands of people. I also spent many a Friday night immersed in the joy of music.

August 02, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Arthritis affects humans and pets in same way

Since wiffle ball isn't a very heroic sport, I will skip my personal history of injuries related to it. Instead I will tell you about my last basketball game in vet school.

July 26, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Reward-based training works the best

A lovely aquarium called the Shedd Aquarium is in Chicago. It looks out on the water and is nestled between a planetarium, a giant museum of history and Soldier Field.

July 19, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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Matthew Sisk: Medical emergency worries veterinarian

It's a whirlwind.

June 26, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Worms are gone, but enlarged spleen causes concern

The whipworms are gone. Well, the adult whipworms are gone.

June 19, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Behavioral change in dog caused by whipworms

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 ...

June 12, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Senior dog suffers from old-age ailments

Lemmy comes in for his first "senior" visit, with no problems to report.

June 05, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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