Posted 10:46 AM 12/17/2010 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM of Animal Care Clinic SLO
Thank you, Shawna for your question about grooming Persian cats. This can be a big problem for many cat owners! The fine hair of a Persian easily clumps together to form matts - those Rastafarian type clumps of fur that cannot be broken up with a brush.
Matts can be very painful and even (More)
Posted 12:09 PM 12/14/2010 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM
It's Christmas time. A time I often reflect on how God has blessed us so richly. One of his greatest blessings is the animals. This morning our pastor used a wonderful animal analogy in explaining God's mercy on us. I wanted to share it with you and expand upon it a bit in hopes that this analogy (More)
Posted 4:19 PM 12/8/2010 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM
Both Rachel and Jennie have asked about itchy pets recently.
Rachel has three Pugs that are so itchy that they scoot, chase their tails and are even aggressive towards each other.
Jennie's kitty, Dobbie, has dandruff and is itchy enough that it seems to hurt when she scratches his (More)
Posted 5:33 PM 10/25/2010 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM
Cindy has asked if oxygen treatment may have contributed to the death of her kitty who had suffered chest trauma. This is a very interesting question that cannot be answered completely without more information, but I can address the use of oxygen in trauma cases.
Oxygen and fluids are (More)
Posted 2:42 PM 10/19/2010 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP
Lisa has used the Animal Care Clinic KSBY Expert page to ask about heart enlargement causing fluid in the lungs. Lisa, let me start by offering my condolences; your use of the past tense in reference to Shanna implies that she must have died from heart failure. This is a common problem among (More)
Posted 11:39 AM 9/8/2010 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM
Emma has asked about her 1 year old cat/kitten who seems healthy but only weighs 3-4 pounds. Please accept my apologies for the delay in answering your question, Emma - I was in Mongolia where, oddly enough, this very subject came up at the small animal where I advise. It seems there are a number (More)
Posted 2:39 PM 8/17/2010 by Bonnie Markoff
Lindsay has just adopted Jasper, a crossbred dog who did not have a good life before coming to her home. Lindsay is worried he has separation anxiety and is curious about training methods.
Many dogs adopted as adults (and many raised from puppyhood) have behavior issues that can look like (More)
Posted 10:31 AM 7/29/2010 by Dr. Bonnie Markoff
Sorry for the delay in getting this answer to you. We recommend:
Mix together (may need a bigger batch for a bigger dog) and apply all (More)
Posted 10:28 AM 7/29/2010 by Dr. Bonnie Markoff
I am so sorry Baby is so miserable with this itching. Skin disease can be very simple or very complicated. If it gets complicated, it can be expensive to diagnose and to treat. Let's hope Baby's condition has a simple answer.
The most common causes of hairloss and (More)
Posted 10:17 AM 7/29/2010 by Dr. Bonnie Markoff
Thank you for telling us about Asia. Vomiting after meals is a common problem and can be very disconcerting (let alone messy!) Luckily, there is much that can be done to help Asia to be happier and healthier. There is no doubt that vomiting after every meal is not normal.(More)
Posted 12:52 PM 4/12/2010 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP
Many pet owners dream about breeding their beloved pets. The thought of having a bunch of puppies or kittens in your home can be very exciting. It is so good for children to learn about life by helping with the birthing process. Unfortunately, there are many things that can go wrong, and the (More)
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