Pets

Pets

Pet Vet: His bearded dragon lizard no longer wants to eat

I think a lot of people realize that veterinary medicine can present challenges different from those in human medicine. Certainly, our companions have some similar physiology and structures to our own, however the main challenge is that veterinary medicine patients are not as communicative as humans are with their physicians. I have seldom had a patient "tell me where it hurts."

Pets

Pet Vet: Diabetes complicates Schnauzer's need for surgery

Macintosh is a 10-year-old Schnauzer that has diabetes. His caretaker Paula has been treating him with an injection of insulin twice daily for the past 16 months and he has been doing quite well. Paula checks Mac's blood sugar level three to four times weekly and he appears to be well regulated. Recently, Mac has developed a mass along the top of his back just behind his shoulders. When Paula first noticed the mass, it was raised and about the size of pea. It now has grown to about one-inch in diameter and has become reddened in color. Paula is understandably concerned about this mass and wants to have it removed but is also very concerned with the increased risk of infection associated with diabetes and surgery.

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Facebook page helps reunite lost and found animals with their owners

Chasing Tails Pet Patrol uses Facebook to spread the word about animals that are lost or have been found in the Midlands.
Tracy Glantz tglantz@thestate.com
Facebook page helps reunite lost and found animals with their owners 2:10

Facebook page helps reunite lost and found animals with their owners

Zoo animals get a Halloween surprise 2:15

Zoo animals get a Halloween surprise

Five-week-old Giant Panda cub trying to roll over 0:59

Five-week-old Giant Panda cub trying to roll over

Ginger the dog gets a snow ball at Pelican's SnoBalls 0:49

Ginger the dog gets a snow ball at Pelican's SnoBalls