With the R-word in full-on over-usage across the US, the news media is grasping for any kind of story to prove that we’re really truly, honest-to-God suffering. With this American penchant for black news to back up our basest fears, some outlets are using pets to illustrate the economy at its worst.
You think cancer’s so bad? OK, so maybe it is given the alternative of perfect health. But consider that cancer is eminently treatable. In fact, for cancer cases there’s a great deal veterinarians can do to prolong a perfectly comfortable life, sometimes well beyond all predictions so that pets can achieve normal lifespans.
Wallace the first pit bull to win a flying disc championship got bad news from his veterinarian last week, his cancer has returned and spread. However, Wallace is still living life to the fullest working on that bucket list.
You’ll all be pleased to hear that this week’s string of public policy-related animal rants has come to a close. You’ll have to forgive me as sometimes my mind goes on a tear and there’s no way to rein it in until it’s expended itself (and I’m pretty sure it has).
I want to be a star…well, not really…but sort of. I’d at least like to get on TV. Now, I don’t consider myself a shameless self-promoter or a wild exhibitionist, but I might admit to being a smidge more extroverted than the average vet. That’s why I signed up for VNN (Veterinary News Network) to help launch my middling career as...
It’s popular to report the news as a Friday variety show. Tired as the format might be, this week was so chock-full of news on the animal/veterinary front I figured it would be a shame to let any of it slide by unnoticed.
I had this great idea for an end-of-the-year piece for my USA Today column: I would compile what I felt were the most significant animal news stories of the year. They’d be the most telling and the most provocative — both signs of the times and harbingers of change in the lives of animals — even if only from our warped human...
Apart from putting up a privacy fence, rerouting hoses to new plantings, clearing brush, designing a new coop and preparing to move the sizable goat pen (all under the hot Miami sun), I spent the weekend catching up on some of the last seven days’ veterinary news.
All you cat owners out there are likely to know about the infamous, vaccine-associated sarcoma. You may not know it by name, but you’ve doubtless heard about the aggressive tumors cats can get at their vaccine injection sites.