Sunday, September 26, 2010

Continuing education

Learning is always ongoing with any fields of veterinary medicine.
Coming up, I'll be attending:
-one day in November with surgeon Sherman Canapp from VOSM ( on sport medicine with topics such as advanced diagnostic for orthopedic injury, shoulder/elbow injuries, hind limb strain/sprain, rehabilitation for orthopedic conditions, tarsal and carpal injuries.
-2 1/2 day on mobility issues and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in February 2011by Dr. Bruce Fergueson DVM MS
VOSM gym in Maryland

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hartz Recalls Dog Treats Over Possible Contamination

The Hartz Mountain Corp. has issued a voluntary recall of about 75,000 8-ounce bags of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs due to potential salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported.

The Food and Drug Administration found the presence of salmonella organisms in Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs. The potentially affected treats are stamped UPC 32700-11519, Lot code BZ0969101E.

Veterinary clients with questions or for information about reimbursement can contact Hartz at 1-800-275-1414.

Monday, September 20, 2010

When you give a chance to let a dog express herself

Elsa is very special, actually anytime I get into Cheryl's house I wonder what other tricks her kitties and Elsa have learned:
-Turn on lights (kitties)
-Turn on the garbage disposal (kitties are guilty again)
-Chew on everything they find (we're talking about the cats, not the dog!)
-Likes to be vacuumed (yes the dog)
-Wave with both  front legs together (one of her kitty). You can check it in person on my practice videos, follow the vimeo link on the right end side of the blog
-Greeting disorder: Elsa likes to howl when she greets me at the door
-On command will modulate her bark to almost nothing
-Tries to share a seat with me while I write my medical chart on her (yes Elsa again)
Elsa trying to share a seat with me

Latest news

A lot has happen this month:
-A short vacation (well earned)
-A 3 day canine sport medicine course with dr Christine Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVSMR
-New patients like Howie, Layla and Spencer
-Surgeries coming up for Elisha, Luke
-And the passing of some of my client's senior pets: Mackinac, Tiki; and unfortunately young ones like Rogue where her condition deteriorated rapidly beyond help.

Coming up will be a talk on pain and cancer in osteosarcoma dogs, and a booth at the Pet-A-Palooza at the Irvine Great parks:
Canine sport medicine class in Colorado

Spencer, 13 yr old Labrador!
Tiki, 4 yrs ago; he died at the tender age of 20!