Category Archives: Pets

Dogs and Children Bond at Best Friends Bash


Last week marked the third annual Best Friends Bash. The magic continues to be palpable and the dogs continue to brighten the room! And it looks like the Best Friends Bash will go national in the near future. Another example of the healing power of pets! Continue reading

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4 Oncology cases that make this veterinarian love her job


I often get asked why I practice Oncology, and there are two reasons. One is that I can often extend good quality of life for longer than most clients realize. And the second reason is that I get to know my clients well and develop a relationship with them. These four cases show how creative thinking can help me do both for my patients. Continue reading

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Breathing Issues in Cats


We often get questions from our clients about how to tell if your cat is breathing alright or not. On this blog, I have attached two videos of my cats having trouble breathing (dyspnea) for two different reasons. Continue reading

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Like a Needle in a Haystack


She initially presented to her family veterinarian two weeks prior when the swelling was first noticed by her owner. Her family veterinarian took X-rays of her neck where the swelling was most prominent. The X-rays revealed evidence of a needle foreign body located deep within the structures of the cervical neck. Continue reading

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week is Now


National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 17-23) is now, and it is a good time to remind ourselves about the common triggers of biting. Continue reading

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Breaking News: Canine Influenza Virus


Canine Influenza Virus has been diagnosed in the Chicago area and has spread to Wisconsin and Indiana. For additional information on this disease, visit the website for the Center for Disease Control. Continue reading

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Don’t fool around with Pet First Aid – Happy Pet First Aid Awareness Month!


As a pet parent, one of the first things that happen when we see one of our little ones (or big ones) in an emergency situation is PANIC! So, before you decide to run around in the back yard screaming and flailing your arms, RELAX. Continue reading

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When it’s your own pet


On January 1st of this year, I lost my beautiful boy. He was the dumpster diver tomcat at an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, according to legend. For some of us, saying goodbye becomes tough enough to impact our ability to move forward. If you are in that position, consider getting involved with the Bereavement service here at NorthStar VETS. Continue reading

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Pet behavior considerations during the holidays


Simple behavioral considerations can help make the holiday smooth and trauma-free for your dog. Continue reading

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Pay it forward


To be able to give that surprise financial gift to a deserving client and patient is priceless. Continue reading

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