How Badly Do We Need to Know? Part 2

Are routine prenatal x-rays in dogs safe? Over the last 30 years, there has been a dramatic decrease in routine x-rays of pregnant women due to concerns for the safety of their unborn babies. In my last blog, I challenged the prevailing notion that routine prenatal...

The Zen of Saying Goodbye

Lessons learned from the death of my dog. I wanted it to be a beautiful, sunny day.  It was a stormy, overcast morning. I wanted my vet to be there.  He was out of the country on vacation. I wanted it to happen when life was a bit calmer.  It happened unexpectedly in...

Dog Poop, Measles and Parvovirus

An Argument for Individual Contribution to Herd Immunity Last week, Dr Pauline Chen wrote a compelling editorial linking dog poop and the measles outbreak in the US. Strange bedfellows, you think? Her point is that just as cleaning up after your dog is an act of...