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Pet Dental Health Awareness

        As a general practitioner of veterinary medicine, I always examine my patient’s mouth during their annual physical and discuss oral care with my clients. We see a startlingly wide spectrum of conditions, from a 2-year-old toy poodle with a mouth full of rotten teeth to a 10-year-old Labrador retriever with sparkling…

All about the Distemper vaccine.

We’ve all received the reminder in the mail that our pet is due for a vaccine that we don’t really know how to pronounce, much less know what it does. It doesn’t help that vet clinics may use the abbreviations or lingo that differs from clinic to clinic. In this article, we aim to discuss…

About vaccines: rabies

          The rabies vaccine is probably one of the greatest successes in veterinary medicine and the public health field. It has saved countless lives and proves to be a very safe and effective vaccine, greatly reducing the number of cases seen in our pet populations. Rabies is rare these days in…

About vaccinations

    Administering vaccines is part of the daily routine duty of a veterinarian, but at the same time there is no issue more controversial. Increasing awareness – but also misinformation – regarding the vaccination process and the potential long-term impacts of vaccination has trickled over from the human health world to the veterinary world,…

Allergies and your pet – part 2

        Food Allergies and Atopy Food allergies are no longer a foreign concept to pet owners. Most of my clients have already considered food being a cause of their pet’s itchiness when they come to see me in the clinic for a skin problem. They bemoan the fact that they’ve already tried…

Allergies and Your Pet

      Part I: Atopy and Flea Allergy Dermatitis With springtime just around the corner, I found myself loading up at the local pharmacy with antihistamines and bracing myself for the onslaught of pollen. I suffer badly from seasonal allergies, and these next few weeks can be the most miserable of the year for…

A New Year’s Resolution: Getting the Pets in Shape!

  It’s the start of a new year, a typical time for many to take steps towards a healthier lifestyle. It’s old news that there is an “obesity epidemic” in America, and most people are aware that there is a plethora of health complications associated with being overweight. It is also coming to public attention…

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Chocolate, Raisins, a Stick of Butter… Recipe for a Trip to the ER by Tiffany Fu, DVM

The house is filled with the delicious smell of cooking and baking. A savory roast just came out of the oven and is resting on the counter top, next to a heaping dish of butter for the rolls and a big chocolate cake for dessert. You go upstairs to quickly change before your guests arrive.…

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Over the river and through the woods… in a pet carrier!

The holiday season draws near again, and while it can be a delightful time of celebration and merry-making, it can also be one of the most stressful times of year for many families and their pets. The holidays often include travel plans, and many furry family members will have to be boarded at kennels or…

Tiffany Fu, DVM

Puppy’s First Trip to the Vet Clinic

Note: Dr. Tiffany Fu is now collaborating to Zeus Corner, and we are delighted to have her aboard. Her biography will be added in the next few days when Zeuscorner.com will undergo at the same time a bit of a “facelift”! Getting a puppy is a fun and joyous occasion, but learning about all a…