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Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Flagstaff, Arizona
My blog, Questions On Dogs and Cats, is written from the perspective of Helpful Buckeye, who, in... Full Bio
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THE FINAL POTPOURRI by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Today is not only Cinco de Mayo but also the 5th birthday of Questions On Dogs and Cats.   First of all, I'll say the obvious..."I can't believe that 5 year ... Read on »
EVALUATING YOUR PET'S CONDITION by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health EOB-1.... OK, now, pay attention!  If you've been reading this blog for long enough, you know that Helpful Buckeye has stressed repeatedly that a pet ... Read on »
EVOLUTION OF "MAN'S BEST FRIEND" by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Archaeology has placed the earliest known domestication of dogs approximately at 30,000 BC, and with certainty at 7,000 BC.  Evidence suggests that dogs were f ... Read on »
DEATH BY NATURAL CAUSES by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health     “For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.” ― Kah ... Read on »
CONSIDERATIONS OF HOLISTIC MEDICINE by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health EOB-4.... Hardly a week goes by during which Helpful Buckeye does not receive an inquiry about some form of "alternative" medicine.  As these approaches to ... Read on »
RAW PET FOOD by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Flowers are welcome any part of the year as far as I'm concerned...however, the first batches of flowers in the spring carry a special message--that life has been ... Read on »
WHAT NOT TO DO AT THE VET'S OFFICE by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health     EOB-6.... We all are familiar with "Pet Peeves"...things that, for one reason or another, go against our grain and bother us.  For an interesting way of ... Read on »
YOUR FINANCES AND PET CARE by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health   I've heard it said that the whole world is Irish on St. Patrick's Day and, that being the case, we can all benefit from this ancient Irish toast:  "May your ble ... Read on »
CHRONIC DISEASES AND OBESITY by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health   "Don't let yesterday use up too much of today."  Native American Proverb     EOB-8.... Helpful Buckeye has discussed obesity in dogs and c ... Read on »
LIMPING DOGS AND CATS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health PISCES RULE!!! EOB-9.... As I was putting together several topics for presentation in future issues of Questions On Dogs and Cats, I realized that, ... Read on »
MANAGING YOUR PET'S MEDICATIONS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Well, we got one of those winter snow storms that I mentioned last week, although only about half of the expected accumulation showed up.  We're still a bit ... Read on »
WHAT IS ANIMAL HOARDING? by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health     Warmer weather has been slowly creeping back into the mountains of northern Arizona, easing up somewhat on the sub-zero nights and days that don't go abov ... Read on »
HOUSETRAINING ADULT AND SENIOR DOGS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Desperado and Helpful Buckeye enjoyed a really nice birthday dinner on Saturday with a couple of good friends...the celebration was actually for both Desperado ... Read on »
HOUSETRAINING A PUPPY by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health     Desperado and Helpful Buckeye watched Groundhog Day last night, one of our favorite movies marking an annual event.  Of course, it was...Déja vu, all over ag ... Read on »
PREDICTING YOUR PET'S ILLNESSES by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health This past week has been full of disruptions related to a renovation project Desperado and Helpful Buckeye have going on.  Then today, Sunday, AOL chose to have their softwa ... Read on »
HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT DOGS AND CATS? PT. 2 by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Before we get back to the second part of our current topic, How much do you know about dogs and cats?, Helpful Buckeye would like to address a question on a recent ... Read on »
HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT DOGS AND CATS? by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health In a few months, Questions On Dogs and Cats will be having its 5th birthday.  Many of you have been with us from the beginning and you all know we hav ... Read on »
SECOND HAND SMOKE...SHOULD I BE CONCERNED? by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health OK, the snafu for publishing the blog has been remedied...for now.  Let's see if this gets everybody caught up and on the same page! The topics of smoking and ... Read on »
DOGS DOING THE DARNEDEST THINGS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Welcome to the last issue of 2012 for Questions On Dogs and Cats.  It doesn't seem that long ago that I was typing the same thing for 2011, does it?  On balance ... Read on »
MUSIC IS THE DOCTOR by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind.  To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”  ... Read on »