Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Visiting Vet

When topical irritations indicate real problems

Who can resist a basset hound? Those outrageous floppy ears, plaintive eyes, and soft, droopy lips? Holden was just such a pup that I had seen recently for a routine physical and vaccinations.

When a canine squabble leads to the ICU

Big Dog didn't mean to hurt his friend, Tiny Dog.

How old is that doggie…?

Saturday is my daughter's Bat Mitzvah.

Lucky, the unfortunate Sheltie

Lucky is a middle-aged Sheltie adopted by his current owner from the MSPCA six years ago. Other than minor problems, he seemed a healthy dog.

Eye-popping affenpinschers

The affenpinscher is an adorably funny-looking breed whose German name translates as "monkey terrier.

Attention on hypertension

At my doctor's office, the nurse takes my blood pressure.

Flea control

"Hey Doc," the voice blares through the phone.

Saving Camille

They're called the Spanish Virgin Islands — Culebra and Vieques, two small municipalities off the east coast of Puerto Rico.

It’s the motion

It was an overcast day in Provincetown, 20 years ago.

The elusive pink nose

Zig, a handsome eight-year-old orange kitty, came in for his annual physical and vaccinations.

Visiting Vet

This spring, Amex, an elderly Corgi, came in for her annual visit.

Tincture of time

Mayflower was a six-pound, nine-week-old rescue puppy arriving on the Vineyard from an animal shelter in Tennessee by way of Rhode Island.

The eyes have it

Glaucoma is defined as an increase in interlobular pressure (IOP) caused by impairment of normal drainage of fluid inside the eye.

Stuffed up

When Snuffy, the 18-year-old cat, arrived with a complaint of chronic nasal discharge, I have to admit I wasn't thrilled. My own geriatric kitty had this same problem for years and I had never...