Posts by Dr. B, veterinarian and guest contributor

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A New Life for Gus Gus.

by Dr. B, veterinarian and guest contributor • Dec 21 , 2012

In September, a four-year-old Shetland Sheepdog named Gus Gus was brought into a veterinary hospital for evaluation after suffering multiple seizures. Gus Gus — whose normal weight range should be 20 to 25 pounds — weighed in at an incredible 54.9 pounds, morbidly obese for a dog his size. His …

It’s a common misconception that veterinarians have all the correct answers, all of the time. Even an experienced veterinarian like me gets stumped occasionally – this happened with one of my pets, Mama Kitty. The story of her medical and behavioral problems is a great example of getting an expert …

Picture this scenario: you’ve just adopted an active, exuberant dog, but then your veterinarian diagnoses him with a malignant tumor and only one year to live. Now imagine that, just three years later, you are faced with your own diagnosis of breast cancer! Incredibly, this is just what happened to …

Hello, my name is Dr. Mark Beerenstrauch, and I am a veterinarian, pet-talk radio-show host and, most importantly, a pet parent. I thought the best way to start this column was by blogging about the most influential person to come into my life. The only catch— she was not a …