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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


Ask a Vet: Understanding the science of seizures

Dogs and cats have brains, and those brains work much the same way human brains do.

June 28, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Catch-22 of health insurance for pets

I loved Wolverine before it was cool.

June 21, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Pet advice from all kinds of sources

Bless your heart.

June 14, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Consider source of medical information

If you read my column regularly, you'll know how often I stress the importance of making sure you find experts to trust on matters of science and medicine.

June 07, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Discourage biting at young age in pets

My daughter now has teeth. I'm sure it happens to all babies. But not all babies think it's so funny to use their teeth on me.

May 31, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Hot cars dangerous to your pets

Don't eat yellow snow. Don't put your hand on a red-hot stove. Don't get involved in a land war in Asia.

May 24, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Urine can ID problems with your pet

Urine trouble - I see it almost every day.

May 17, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Learning leads to preventive medicine

There is an epidemic in America. It is not ebola or measles, at least not yet.

May 10, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Your health care costs more than your cats

It's a question born from ignorance. All the best questions are.

May 03, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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Articles By Author - Matthew Sisk


Matthew Sisk: Routine checkup is a relief for me and Lemmy

Lemmy is coming in today.

July 24, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Snake bite hospitalizes Lemmy

My day starts out in a sadly typical manner.

July 17, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Lemmy is too cool, and on the mend

Lemmy is cooler than me. Not as far as thermoregulation goes. Normal canine body temperature is almost 3 degrees higher than is human temperature.

July 10, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: No reason found for dog's almost lethal illness

I have a love-hate relationship with my fax machine.

July 03, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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