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Are You Seeing the Best Veterinarian for Your Pet?

Natasha Ashton | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Natasha Ashton

When it comes to your four-legged friend, there's no such thing as an insignificant change in behavior. Your vet should always ask you about what your pet has been up to since your last visit, and for any details regarding deviations from his normal disposition.

PHOTOS: 9 Adorable Animals That Got Second Lives, Thanks To Science

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.13.2014 | Science

Dogs, cats, horses, and other animals with close ties to humans used to be euthanized if they sustained a serious injury. Today, things are different....

Free Student Loan Money Waiting for Veterinarians

Steve Rhode | Posted 06.18.2014 | College
Steve Rhode

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, has announced there is money available in fiscal year 2014 for their Veterinary Medicine Loan Pr...

This Veterinarian Does Surgery On Fish, And You Can Watch Him In Action

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green

It takes a lot of staff to perform surgery on a fish. You need someone to continually run syringes of water over the left gill, another person to take...

Celebrate Spay Month Throughout the Year

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Ruth Steinberger

Increasing opportunities for people to get pets altered by opening new programs and pressuring city officials to support pro-active ordinances that mandate spay/neuter is vital, but encouraging people to spay a pet before an accidental first litter is born is equally important.

True Confessions of a Veterinarian

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 01.26.2014 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Shame on ABC for trying to generate this controversy and incite pet owners to be distrustful of their veterinarian.

The Paws That Refreshed

Charlie Carillo | Posted 11.09.2013 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Sometimes, pets are like your children - you wonder if one is getting too much attention, at the expense of the other.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Your Pet's Urine

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 10.02.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

I strongly believe an educated client is my best client and pet owner. It is my goal today to educate you about your pet's urine so that when your veterinarian discusses your pet's urinalysis results with you, you understand it and can make the best decision on your pet's medical care.

The Socially Responsible Pet

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 05.29.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

I believe that everyone has the capacity to have a positive impact in their community. It may be as simple as offering a meal to someone who is hungry, teaching someone a new skill, or solving a problem that has perplexed society. I believe that your pet can be socially responsible as well.

True Health in a Faux Health World: How CNN's Escape Fire Applies to Veterinary Medicine

Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M. | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M.

In our zeal to manage our increasing health problems, we didn't notice that many health problems we are working to "manage" shouldn't even be there in the first place. I have seen this trend in veterinary care as well.

The Secretive Pet

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 05.11.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Did you know that over 80 percent of all pets over eight years of age have at least one unrecognized disease by their owners?

Lots Of Debt For Veterinarians But Few Jobs

New York Times | Posted 02.25.2013 | College

HAYLEY SCHAFER chose her dream job at the age of 5. Three years later, her grandmother told her that if she wrote it down, the dream would come true. ...

Don't Give a Dog a Bone

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 04.13.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Wouldn't it be nice if the answer to solving dental problems were simply chewing on something hard? But it is not! Don't give a dog a bone. Brush your dog's teeth and consult with your veterinarian.

Should You Price Shop for Veterinary Care?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

When deciding on veterinary care for your precious pet, in addition to finding out about fees, I recommend you also look at the DVM's practice philosophy. Ideally, your vet's approach to keeping your pet healthy will mirror your own.

The Cat in a Book and in My Life

Dave Astor | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green
Dave Astor

I first met Angus in 2002, and we became close. Last winter, Angus started slowing down and sleeping even more than cats usually sleep. We brought him to the vet, and the diagnosis was leukemia.

South African Community Led Animal Welfare Program: An Example for the World

Kate Nattrass Atema | Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact
Kate Nattrass Atema

Animal suffering and violence against animals deeply affect children and adults. The emotional trauma and the violation of the human-animal bond tend to remain with children throughout their lives. In the communities CLAW serves, violence towards animals has virtually stopped.

Don't Let Strangers Feed Your Pet

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 12.29.2012 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Given the recent numerous recalls of contaminated pet foods and treats, I would strongly recommend that you err on the side of caution and not let your pet eat treats offered by strangers.

Is Anesthesia Safe for Your Pet?

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 12.17.2012 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

I believe an educated client makes the best health care decision for their pets. I recommend that you ask your veterinarian the following questions to help minimize your pet's anesthetic risks.

LOOK: Kid's Awesome Note To Her Vet Reminds Us To Be Grateful

Posted 09.25.2012 | Good News

Dealing with illness and death on a regular basis, the life of some vets can be hard. So, why do veterinarians do what they do? Because of mome...

Selecting a Veterinarian

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 11.12.2012 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

I think it is exceedingly important for pet owners to select their "chosen" veterinarian and not just settle on the nearest or cheapest veterinary clinic available. It is a crucial relationship that will enhance your pet's quality of life and hopefully last decades.

Raw Confusion in the Pet Food Industry

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 10.23.2012 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Once again I'm frustrated by the confusing terminology found on pet food labels. I frequently find pet food labels covered with meaningless words written by advertisers trying to entice you to buy their product without sharing with you their true merit.

VIDEO: Henri The Cat, Le Vet

Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

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Indoor Cats Are Not Disease-Free

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 10.02.2012 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Indoor cats are not disease-free. Just like in humans, cats can get sick for a number of reasons. Infectious diseases are dramatically reduced if you keep your pet inside but not eliminated completely.

Is Every Trip to the Vet Traumatic for Your Pet? This Service Could Be for You

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

A growing number of pet owners are turning to mobile veterinarians or "vets on wheels" to care for furry family members.

Get Ready for the Dog Days

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 09.05.2012 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Have fun in the sun, but be careful. Don't push your pets too hard in the summer! Here are my top 10 interesting facts or suggestions regarding summer heat and your pets.