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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


Ask a Vet: Too much of anything is bad thing

I use drugs. Wait, that sounds bad. I use drugs, professionally. No, that sounds worse.

November 10, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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


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Articles By Author - Matthew Sisk


Ask a Vet: Please don't feed Fido table food

That Sam. That Sam! That dog Sam.

December 21, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Research pet store before purchase

Singer Taylor Swift has said a player's gonna play, play, play, play, play. And similar is true for a baker (gonna bake, bake, bake, bake, bake).

December 14, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Play with pets but practice caution

If you read my column regularly, you're aware I'm a nerd, a nerd of many colors.

December 07, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Take time to grieve for your lost pet

My vocation can make you a bit nutty. Or maybe you have to be eccentric to even get involved.

November 30, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Tricks can improve pets mental health

One of my favorite quotes is from the 1990s. "Snoop Doggy Dogg. Need to get a jobby job."

November 23, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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