CASE STUDIES


Melissa Halliburton was on her way to her friend’s wedding with her dog, Rocco. She had searched all over for a hotel near the event that allowed dogs and could only find one an hour away. Then, on her way to the wedding, her car broke down. She managed to convince the tow truck driver…

By Dr. Becker Atopic dermatitis (AD), also called atopic eczema, is a chronic inflammatory condition that causes itching, redness, swelling, and cracks in the skin. Estimates are that about 10 percent of the U.S. human population, and 10 percent of the dog population as well, suffers from the disorder. Interestingly, atopic dermatitis is much more…

As athletes from around the globe go for the gold in the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio, homeless dogs in shelters across America are hoping to win the love of a forever pet parent with a heart of gold. Each year approximately 3.9 million dogs find themselves in U.S. shelters. One way to help…

Do you think that your pet pal wags his tail because he’s happy to see you? You may be correct if that tail is pulling to the right–but more on that later! A dog’s tail is just one of his methods of communication, and according to Psychology Today certain types of wags indicate specific emotions. But a dog’s tail…

In the past, when I was going to a vet, whether it was for a scheduled exam or with a medical problem, I just went. What else would one need, right? Show up, bring the dog(s).Then I came home and realized how many things I forgot to ask or mention.You can do that only so…

It’s well-known that dogs tend to suffer from arthritis as they get on in years, but cats generally refuse to show weakness, and older cats with joint pain are no exception. This means that arthritic kitties may not immediately get the attention they need. Once you realize that your older cat needs some pain relief,…

Moving can be stressful. You have to pack everything to make sure nothing breaks, fit boxes and furniture into the truck snugly, and prepare for hours in a car with children and your pets. Moving is stressful for your pets, too, because they don’t realize what’s going on. All they see is their home going…