Thanksgiving is a great American holiday (I imagine that Canadian Thanksgiving is awesome too, but it was back in October and I'm sorry that I missed it). Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate family, friends, food and football. As we discussed in our previous blog about Holiday Dangers, it can also be a difficult time for pets when people either accidentally or on purpose feed their pets inappropriate foods.
I love old dogs. I think they are so precious. They are often some of my favorite patients. There is nothing harder than saying good by to a geriatric patient due to ambulatory issues. There are so many ways that we can help to manage osteoarthritis and it is important to get the owners involved with the plan.
Guest Author: Dr. Tony Woodward, DVM, AVDC
Colorado veterinary dentistry specialist Dr. Tony Woodward cared for a middle-aged dog who’d had multiple anesthesia free pet dental cleanings over the last few years in place of professional veterinary dental care.
The dog’s teeth did not look very bad and the patient was actually referred to Animal Dental Care in Colorado for another dental problem, not a cleaning. Because the dog’s teeth appeared fairly clean to the owner, they were under the impression that the anesthesia free cleanings had been working well, which unfortunately wasn’t the case. What lurked beneath this dog’s gumline is a clear example of the long-term consequences dogs and owners face when falling prey to the myths of anesthesia free pet dental care.
Thanksgiving is my FAVORITE holiday. Run a quick 5k race in the morning and then spend the rest of day eating delicious food, hanging out with friends and family, watching football and taking a nap. Best day ever.
Unfortunately for many of our companion animals, Thanksgiving starts out as a joyous occasion and then turns ugly. Here are some holiday dangers to avoid.
Congratulations on the start on the 2015 Nov/Dec NAVLE window!!!
My guess is that you aren’t feeling so much jubilation but more trepidation at this moment. Despite the stress and worry that test season brings, this is an exciting time for you and your colleagues. The Veterinary Licensing Exam! You are going to be practicing veterinarians in a few short months. A lifetime of dreaming is about to come true and there are just 7 1/2 hours of staring at a computer screen separating you from your career goal. You have spent months preparing and you can do it. You can totally pass this test!