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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


Ask a Vet: Artificial sweeteners poisonous for pets

I remember my first taste of Diet Coke. It was also my last. The taste, to me, is similar to bug spray.

July 12, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: How to avoid inappropriate urination

This past April, I was lucky enough to attend the first opening night in Wrigley Field history. As a long-suffering Cubs fan - I played second base when Ryne Sandberg was the best second baseman - this was a dream come true.

July 05, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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Articles By Author - Matthew Sisk


Matthew Sisk: Dog's weight loss and depleting muscle causes concern

My brain works in funny ways. Yours is probably similar.

September 25, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Bacterial infection clears but hearing problem arises

Lemmy returns for his recheck following a bout with Leptospirosis.

September 18, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Rare subtype of bacteria causes infection in dog

Lemmy has been hospitalized for two days when I learn the reason for his illness. I had suspected, but with confirmatory blood work, I now ...

September 11, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Sudden illness takes toll on older dog

Seventeen is old for most dogs. And although Lemmy is not like most dogs, 17 is old for him, too.

September 04, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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