All Blog Posts Tagged 'dogs' (67)

Doggie Chew Toys, Doggie Treats and the Internet That Has Gone Mad!

It never fails ... someone sees a single pet-related post on Facebook or in a blog and all of sudden, the viral nature of the…


Added by Thomas Dock on April 21, 2016 at 1:22pm — 1 Comment

Keep the WHOLE Family Safe During Diasters and Severe Weather

Every year we hear concerns about “an active hurricane season” or “perfect” conditions for wildfires.  These natural disasters can devastate families, including our pets.  But, legislation, along with a national campaign to proactively prepare for disasters, has not only provided needed relief and…


Added by Thomas Dock on March 22, 2016 at 9:16am — No Comments

Expanding Pet Owners' Knowledge of Bloat ... Do You Know What To Do?

If there is any one word that might scare the owners of large breed dogs, that word could be "Bloat".  In just the last two weeks, we have had 2 patients at our clinic develop this condition.  Sadly, only one of them survived the ordeal. So, let's find out exactly what bloat is, what causes it and what do YOU need to know to keep your dog safe?…


Added by Thomas Dock on March 5, 2016 at 3:31pm — No Comments

The Doggie "Flu" - What's the Latest?

In a few weeks, the one year anniversary of the emergence of a second strain of canine flu here in North America will be upon us.   So, what have we learned in the last 12 months?

First and foremost,…


Added by Thomas Dock on February 24, 2016 at 3:52pm — No Comments

When Cancer Hits Close to Home

Canine Osteosarcoma is a horrific disease and one that can cut a beloved pet's life short.   Please take a moment and read this story from a veterinarian whose own pet developed this cancer.  This story is particularly special to me because 1) Dr. Jim is one of my mentors and a wonderful friend and 2) I was…


Added by Thomas Dock on January 26, 2016 at 5:03pm — No Comments

'Tis the Season ... For Pets and Holiday Mishaps!

I have been involved with veterinary medicine for more than 20 years now, and for 15 of those years, I have seen, heard and experienced any number of holiday related mishaps with dogs and cats.   While it's true that the traumatic injuries (such as hit by car cases and dog fights) are not as prevalent,…


Added by Thomas Dock on December 13, 2015 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Can Peanut Butter Pose Problems for Your Pooch?

If you have been following my blogs at all, you know that I often encourage an abundance of caution when using the Internet for finding pet healthcare advice.   While I am not changing that tune, I will let you all know that there currently is a social media meme involving dogs, peanut butter and an artificial sweetener that you DO need to read and understand.…


Added by Thomas Dock on November 14, 2015 at 10:57am — No Comments

Autumn and Our Pets ... How Can the Season's Change Cause Problems for Our Furry Friends?

Fall is a favored time of year for a lot of people. ...not only does the magical elixir of "Pumpkin Spice Latte" make it's reappearance, but the crispness in the air, the changing temperatures (in most areas of the country) and the beautiful changing colors of the trees makes for a wonderful season.   But,…


Added by Thomas Dock on November 1, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

6th annual Rescue Rally challenges Volunteer Animal Rescue Groups to save more Lives while earning Prize Money

Between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, every local all-volunteer animal rescue group within a 50 -ile radius of the Indianapolis area can earn much-needed funds while saving lives. Sponsored by Move to ACT, the 6th annual Rescue Rally offers a friendly competition that will award prize money to participating rescues based on the number of animals they pull from Indianapolis Animal Care & Control.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the most dogs pulled to rescue, the most cats, the most…


Added by move to ACT on October 26, 2015 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Mushroom Toxicity in Dogs

A recent story involving celebrity action star, Duane “The Rock” Johnson has been shared throughout social media. Mr. Johnson is seen holding a French Bulldog, his pet named “Brutus” in an animal hospital setting. Sadly, “Brutus” was euthanized after eating mushrooms…


Added by Thomas Dock on October 2, 2015 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Cyber-bullying in the Veterinary World

Stories of cyber-bullying are common headlines these days ... news desks broadcast both features of tragic situations as well as measures students, teachers, counselors and parents can take to prevent such abuse.  Sadly, the veterinary world was rocked by this tactic recently.  What's…


Added by Thomas Dock on August 27, 2015 at 6:53pm — No Comments

HELP Crate's Critters, Alt103.3, Noah's Animal Hospitals and Speck's Pet supplies raise money for Humane Societies

alt 103.3 personality Crate is going to the dogs!! Crate and Alt 1033 along with Speck's Pet Supplies, Noah's Animal Hospital are raising money for animal care for Hendricks County Humane Society and Humane Society for Hamilton County . Crate is living in a dog crate at Speck's Pet Supplies, 2230 Stafford…


Added by Carol Battistini on June 16, 2015 at 11:08am — No Comments

Washington Post Reporter Says Veterinarians Are Too Costly, Therefore Pets Die

Earlier this week, a sizeable portion of the veterinary profession was (justifiably, in my opinion) outraged by an article in the Washington Post in which the reporter related…


Added by Thomas Dock on April 26, 2015 at 1:59pm — No Comments

April is Heartworm Awareness Month...Are Your Pets Protected?

If recent headlines are any indication, pet owners are probably "hyper aware" that a fairly new dog disease is causing some concerns.   A severe Canine Influenza outbreak is currently affecting the Chicagoland area and, to date, 5 dogs have died with about 1000 cases positively confirmed.  Naturally, worried pet lovers are asking veterinarians for advice.  …


Added by Thomas Dock on April 9, 2015 at 7:51am — No Comments

Special Pets May Need Special Vets!

This past weekend, I was honored to be part of a PetPalsTV episode that put a spotlight on veterinary specialists.  We had our production crew over at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care on the southside of Indianapolis and saw some…


Added by Thomas Dock on January 24, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments

It's That Time of Year! Time to FLIP Your Pet's LIP!

Every February, the veterinary community observes National Pet Dental Health Month.  This is when veterinarians have historically taken a little extra time to focus on client…


Added by Thomas Dock on January 17, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments

New Year's Resolutions ... for Pets and Pet Owners!

It's that time of year again...most of us are going to do our darndest to make, and keep, resolutions designed to help us lose weight, learn something new, save money or even look our best for the coming year.   So, why not enlist the HELP of your pets in keeping these New Year's promises??



Added by Thomas Dock on December 30, 2014 at 9:25am — No Comments

Halloween and Our Pets...Spooky Fun or Scary Dangers?

In a little less than 48 hours from now, hundreds of thousands, if not millions of kids will take to their neighborhoods in a wide variety of costumes, all in a quest for miniature chocolate bars, lollipops and other sweet candies.   "Trick or Treat" night is an annual celebration rooted in antiquity and a…


Added by Thomas Dock on October 29, 2014 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Leptospirosis - An Old Disease Causing New Issues

If you are a fan of social media, you know that it's often hard to believe some of the posts, especially those that involve our four legged friends.   In the last few days, a story out of…


Added by Thomas Dock on October 26, 2014 at 2:36pm — 3 Comments

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