Category: Ask the Expert

When Your Dog Needs a CAT Scan WRITTEN BY: Mason Holland, VMD, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology When your dog needs a cat scan: Providing advanced care for our furry family members has been helped immeasurably by applying some of the revolutionary medical technologies which have arisen over the past decades. ...

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Heatstroke in Dogs By Courtney James, DVM of Port City Referral Hospital  Heatstroke is a very serious medical condition caused by uncontrolled elevation of a mammal’s core body temperature by an outside source. The commonly quoted example of heatstroke is the dog locked in a hot car. Car windows generate...

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We’ve seen the commercials; we have felt the twang in our hearts at the site of cats and dogs in need of adoption. However, many people remain unaware of how to adopt from an animal shelter. Today, approximately 8 million animals live in shelters and are in need of a...

Can My Pet Catch Ebola? By: Melissa Magnuson, DVM The quick answer is no, you should not worry, however, very few studies have been done on Ebola infections in domestic pets like cats and dogs. Ebola virus is a contagious disease that affects humans, non-human primates (monkeys and apes) and...

What pet makes the most sense for my family? Written by Dr. Melissa Magnuson, DVM  Choosing a pet for your family should be a decision discussed by all family members. Many pets do not fit certain lifestyles and pets are a large financial obligation. A cat may “cost” $25 to...