Pet Doc

The pet doc is a veterinarian who has consulted with our site for many years. While he is still practicing and licensed, he volunteers his time to help us educate you, our readers, and has asked to donate this time and contribution anonymously. HIs 10+ years of experience in the field is invaluable as he helps to answer our reader’s pet-related questions. And hopefully, you will find his insights and helpful tips as much as we do.

Ask A Pet Doc

Ask a Pet Doc

Ask one of many licensed veterinarians around the globe your pressing pet question and get a response in minutes. At any one time, there are typically over a dozen vets online and ready to answer your questions. The credentials of each and every vet are verified by a Fortune 500 firm.

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Canine Osteoarthritis: Age Is Not A Disease

Old Golden Retriever

We have made great advances in veterinary medicine. New diagnostic tests and improved treatments have given veterinarians more power in their pursuit of preventing and treating illnesses in our pets. Improved client education and client willingness to provide better care for their animals has also given rise to more geriatric patients being seen at veterinary hospitals across the country. Age is not a disease but it predisposes our pets to more disease. Everyday I meet someone who tells me their dog has slowed down or has more trouble getting up and down in the last few years. There are numerous reasons for older animals to slow down with age and one of the most prevalent and common is canine arthritis or canine osteoarthritis…

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What I Need To Know When Getting a New Puppy

Girl With Puppies

Getting a new puppy can be both an exciting time and an uncertain one. You have this new living, breathing, chewing addition to your family and you aren’t sure what to do next. Every day I have people come in my hospital and say “Doc, educate me.” That is what I will try to do here…

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What’s Wrong If My Cat Keeps Vomiting?

Sick Cat

Lately my cat Scuba has been vomiting, but not really on a steady basis. She doesn’t seem sick but I have noticed the content is sometimes crickets, maybe a partial mouse, or just cat food. I have found her mess in different locations around the warehouse where I keep her in while I am at work. Also, I have another cat, this one doesn’t seem to be having any problems. They both get along and they both eat and drink from the same dish. What problem could this be…

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My Dog Eats Too Fast And Vomits

Hungry Dog Eating Food From Bowl

This question for our Pet Doc comes from the concerned owner of a three year old Shih Tsu named Toby Jo who eats too quickly and therefore has trouble keeping his food down. Can our Pet Doc solve Toby’s eating problem and help him regain normal and comfortable eating habits?

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Dog Seizures: Is Your Dog Having Them?

Chihuahua

I think my little 8 month old Chihuahua Whisper she is having seizures. She acts like she is in her own little world sometimes. She loses her balance, and doesn’t eat for a while after she comes out of it. And sometimes her nose will be dry and warm. She goes around eating sticks all the time. This started about two months ago and hasn’t really changed…

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When It’s Time To Say Goodbye To Your Best Friend: Look For Signs

Kid Loves Old Lab

Unfortunately, it’s a common part of everyday vet practice that we need to say goodbye to our patients and friends. As difficult as it can be on me, the veterinary technicians and other staff in the hospital, it is always more difficult for that pet’s owner. Making the decision to humanely euthanize your pet can be hard. We all want to minimize or eliminate any pain or discomfort our pet may be experiencing, but when is it time to say goodbye?…

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