Dr Saria’s Blog

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    Diagnosing A Kitty Who Is Urinating Outside of Box – Part 2

    Mar 13 2012

    Pet Diabetes Issues Part II Last week we met Josh, the unfortunate, urinating kitty. Through a series of careful questions about his home life and a succession of progressive tests,…

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    Diagnosing A Kitty Who Is Urinating Outside of Box – Part 1

    Mar 13 2012

    Part 1 The client is in tears. The cat is huddled in the corner, confused and sick. A family friend is sitting on the stool, trying to comfort the owner.…

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    Saying Goodbye: The Final Tough Decision for Pet Owners

    Mar 13 2012

    I understand the other side of the equation as well. There are times that one feels that an owner is ‘going too far’ or is blind to the pain and…

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    Attempting To Solve Pet Mysteries

    Mar 13 2012

    One of the biggest magic tricks I have to perform is figuring out the real problem with someone’s ‘sick’ pet. “Hello Doc,” the new client says as she walks in…

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    Spiritual Care of Our Pets

    Mar 13 2012

    “What does that mean, ‘spiritual care?’” the man next to me in the ferry line asked with a small sniff of disdain. We were queued up to board the Block…

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    Help for Dogs with Arthritis Pain

    Mar 13 2012

    “Good morning Doc,” the 4’2” woman says as she attempt to haul, shove, carry and otherwise move her 120 pound Burmese Mountain dog, Ben, into my mobile veterinary clinic. I…

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    Is Pet Insurance Right for You?

    Mar 13 2012

    The phone rings at 1 a.m. on a Sunday morning (true story). “Doc! My puppy ran outside and into the street and just got hit by a car! I found…

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    Dealing with a Difficult Dog

    Mar 12 2012

    He looked as if he had worked one too many vaccine clinics, but I was enthralled by his stories. We were at a Grand Opening celebration of a new emergency…

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    OJ the Feral Cat

    Mar 12 2012

    The morning began simple enough. “Hi, my name is Joan, and I’d like to know if you can come out to the house and neuter my son’s cat.” “Sure. How…

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    Dealing with a Dog’s Herniated Disc

    Mar 12 2012

    When I was 16, I had a German Shepard named Neskya. She was an incredible dog! She went everywhere with me in my Mustang Convertible. She twice saved my life-…