Dramatic weight loss in pets can indicate a number of conditions, including diabetes.
How often can any doctor be 100 percent certain about a diagnosis, whether for a four- or two-legged patient?
Leave a pet to its own devices, and you never know what they'll eat. And some taste treats can kill them.
In a poetic confluence of events, I recently found myself reading Geraldine Brooks's book "Year of Wonders, A Novel of the Plague" during the same week I was preparing for our Passover seder, collecting items to represent the ten plagues enumerated in the book of Exodus.
The longer I practice, the less I seem to know, so I recently enrolled in an online class about tick-borne diseases.