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Ask a Vet: No-kill shelters good in principle, bad in practice

When people start a sentence with "No offense," they usually know they're going to offend you. Sometimes they don't care, sometimes they do and are just saying what needs to be said.

November 03, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Pet fight off cancer cells naturally

The bad news: You have cancer.

October 27, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Breed-specific legislation a faulty ideal

Since Halloween is right around the corner, consider the following:

October 20, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Nothing made of cells is immune to cancer

Today, I am 39 years old. About six years younger than my father was when he died from colon cancer.

October 13, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Search for purebreds at rescues and shelters

My dream car is KITT from the 1980s television show "Knightrider." Of course.

October 06, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a vet: Pets come with calculated cost

With my inherent geekiness, I can't resist learning things. I actively seek out learning of any kind: veterinary medicine, quantum theory and fantasy football.

September 29, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Caesar Millan is no dog whisperer

Hopefully you don't get bogged down in the literary reference, but I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. Specifically Caesar Millan, the well-known "Dog Whisperer."

September 22, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Secure your pup in the truck

I have a friend who is an EMT, and when we get into conversations about the state of the world today, he often opines a theory about why we have so many dumb people today: Helmet laws keep nature from picking off the idiots when we're young.

September 12, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Think your older dog's has a stroke? May just be a drunk-looking syndrome

I may be too old for the spinning apples. I rode them with my son at a fair recently, and when we got off, I was ready to be put out of my misery.

September 08, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask A Vet: Could pot ease dog’s chronic pain?

What does Willie Nelson know about bone cancer in greyhounds?

September 01, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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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


Ask a Vet: Better to pick mutt than purebred

"What is your favorite breed?"

September 14, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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