Dr. Anndrea Hatcher's Blog – September 2009 Archive (8)

Let Slip the Dogs of War

By Dr. Anndrea Kapke

Olive Branch Parke Veterinary Clinic

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Have you ever seen a huge dog the size of a small pony? Some of the more common giant dog breeds are Mastiffs, Great Danes, Saint Bernards, Newfoundlands and Irish Wolfhounds. All these breeds are tall, but Mastiffs and Newfoundlands tend to lead in the sheer mass category.

Mastiffs are an ancient…

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Added by Dr. Anndrea Hatcher on September 27, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Sweet But Deadly

Sweet But Deadly



By Dr. Anndrea Kapke

Olive Branch Parke Veterinary Clinic

www.olivebranchvet.com

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The Cox family came home one day to find their family dog, Copper, had collapsed. Copper was a five year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

“He was limp when we took him to the vet,” Derek Cox said. He, his wife Renee and their seventeen year old triplets Kevin,…

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The Difference Between Life and Death-Pet Insurance

The Difference Between Life and Death

By Dr. Anndrea Kapke

Olive Branch Parke Veterinary Clinic

www.olivebranchvet.com

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Humans have a bewildering array of types of insurance available. Health insurance, life insurance, car insurance, home owners insurance….but do you have pet insurance? Pet insurance is a relatively new phenomenon which arose from the strengthening of the human-animal…

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Both Sides of the Fence

Both Sides of the Fence



By Dr. Anndrea Kapke

Olive Branch Parke Veterinary Clinic

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It seems to me that most people are on one side of the fence or the other when it comes to canine reproduction. Either you are a dog breeder and want it to occur or you are one of the rest of us and don’t. Since the majority of us fall into the category of…

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Added by Dr. Anndrea Hatcher on September 20, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Any Questions?

Any Questions?



By Dr. Anndrea Kapke

Olive Branch Parke Veterinary Clinic

www.olivebranchvet.com

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Veterinary medicine can be a risky profession. On a daily basis, veterinarians face snarling Rottweilers, spitting Siamese cats, and cows that kick. You’d think veterinarians would be a pretty brave bunch, wouldn’t you? But one thing that makes veterinarians shake in their…

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Towel Dogs

Towel Dogs



By Dr. Anndrea Kapke

Olive Branch Parke Veterinary Clinic

www.olivebranchvet.com

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Drop a brown towel on the floor and you’ve got a Shar-pei. Shar-peis are the dogs whose wrinkles have wrinkles. Shar-pei puppies are irresistibly cute. They seem to have been born with the adult amount of skin. They actually do grow into that extra skin somewhat.…

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Added by Dr. Anndrea Hatcher on September 20, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Pug Ugly

Pug Ugly

(published in Southside Times 2008)



By Dr. Anndrea Kapke

Olive Branch Parke Veterinary Clinic

www.olivebranchvet.com

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You know the phrase “pug ugly”? Well it is actually in reference to a breed of dog that is so ugly even their own mothers would have to admit it. Now don’t get me wrong, I love pugs. I have one. But one of this breed’s virtues isn’t…

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Added by Dr. Anndrea Hatcher on September 15, 2009 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

420,000 Cats

420,000 Cats

(published in Southside Times 3/08



By Dr. Anndrea Kapke

Olive Branch Parke Veterinary Clinic

www.olivebranchvet.com

olivebranchvet@gmail.com







A female cat in heat is quite an experience. Crying, yowling, hollering, rubbing against anyone who doesn’t get out of the way fast enough. Every tom cat in the neighborhood is camped out on your front porch. Local veterinary clinics get…

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Added by Dr. Anndrea Hatcher on September 15, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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