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Philosophies

Philosophies in Veterinary Care, examples include Euthanasia and other weighty decisions and practices

Stone Cold Facts: Quality of Life.

Stone Cold Facts: Quality of Life. “An animal just wants to feel OK and be able to do what it has done all of its life without fear and discomfort. When those days are...

Veterinarian Dr. Michael Mason, My Mentor

Dr. Michael Mason, Veterinarian This practice honors Dr. Michael Mason who was my mentor from 1981 to 1992. The best that I am in veterinary medicine came from those years and that worthy veterinarian....

Ajax Is Getting Cataract Surgery When He’s Ten: Why?

Why Ajax Is Getting Cataract Surgery When He’s Ten I believe there are four things that “age” a dog and make him take his place on the sidelines of life. They creep up on...

Dog breeders and mouth breathers

I wanted to make a comment about certain dog breeders The majority of whom say that veterinarians are predatory and money gougers. “Veterinarians should do this for the love of the dogs!” ….they have...

The worst thing a salesman could say about a dog food is: “your dog will love it!”

If your dog loves it’s food, chances are it’ll eat too much of it and seem hungry all the time. I see a lot of fat dogs and I get this conversation alot: Them: ...

Rinky-Dink Pet Pharmacies Can’t Match Human Pharmacies Safety

Rinky-Dink Pet Pharmacies Can’t Match Human Pharmacies Safety or Integrity. Did You Know that the so-called “Pharmacy” operating within Chewy, Petsmart, PetcareRx and Petmeds is the same company? To be honest, I felt like...

How We Put Dogs and Cats To Sleep At Johnson Veterinary Services

How we put dogs and cats to sleep… One night when I was in college a million years ago, I was eating pizza and drinking beer. I grew more and more sleepy as the...

Homeopathy and the Experts in Those Fields

The leading veterinary “expert” in raw diet nutrition:  Retired human pharmacist. The leading veterinary “”expert” in canine and feline endocrinology: Retired human dentist. The leading veterinary “expert” on the internet:  Dr. Karen Becker  ...

Antibiotics

A document explaining why I might hesitate to employ Antibiotics in your pet’s case. Instead preferring to hold them in reserve to be used if results are initially disappointing. I *will* use antibiotics if...

Euthanasia in Dog and Cats

I Think We Are Lucky We Can Choose to Euthanize Suffering Companions. A Life Well Remembered A woman wrote me a kind letter after I euthanized her really good dog, and she said “Thank...

Dental Conditions in Old Dogs

ROTTEN TEETH 1. Stink – To you, and even more so, to your dog. 2. Taste Bad – Imagine eating food with those teeth 3. Create a mist of germs for the lungs, with every inward breath 4. They hurt....