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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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DOGS (PETS) GIVING BACK TO PEOPLE (PT. 2).... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Judging from all the e-mails received following last week's issue, our readers must be well-tuned into the concept of service animals.  Many of you wrote to say how ... Read on »
DOGS (PETS) GIVING BACK TO PEOPLE, PT. 3.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health To take the concept of service and/or therapy animals a bit beyond the topics of the last 2 weeks, this concluding chapter will deal with some of the more unusual ... Read on »
DOGS (PETS) GIVING BACK TO PEOPLE.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Do you have a Toto in your life?Pet therapy: How animals help us healBy Edward T. Creagan, M.D.I'm part of a palliative medicine program at Mayo Clinic. Palliative ... 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 »
DOGS GET THE FLU TOO.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Now that the American public has been inundated with information on Swine Flu and indoctrinated as to its potential severity, we find out that Swine Flu is really just like th ... Read on »
DOGS THAT DIG, VITAMIN D TOXICITY, AND ONLINE DRUGS.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Well, apparently, having a dog roll in something "yucky" doesn't upset a pet owner as much as having the dog eat feces...coprophagia, as discussed a few weeks ago.  Helpful ... Read on »
DON'T FEED THAT TO YOUR PET! by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health This week's topic concludes the 3-part series covering pet food concerns.  Helpful Buckeye has already discussed "How Safe Is Your Pet's Food?" and "What's For Dinne ... Read on »
EAR HEMATOMAS...EXCESS BAGGAGE FOR THE EAR by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health MEOW, MEOW!!! Helpful Buckeye received a lot of e-mails about last week's discussion of the senses of a cat. Those from cat owners pretty much said the same thing: "Keep the c ... Read on »
EAR PROBLEMS IN DOGS--CLASSIC AND OTHERWISE by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health In last week's issue of Questions On Dogs and Cats, a preview of common pet considerations offered a window into ear problems.  In all of my years of practic ... Read on »
EAR PROBLEMS, EYE PROBLEMS, AND PET FOOD CONCERNS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health The long Memorial Day weekend unofficially marks the beginning of summer for most of the United States.  As we memorialize the men and women who have served ... Read on »
END OF LIFE CONSIDERATIONS FOR YOUR PET by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Helpful Buckeye recently has had conversations with several different pet owners who either had just had a pet die or they felt that a pet's death was coming soon.  ... Read on »
END OF LIFE CONSIDERATIONS FOR YOUR PET, PT. 2 by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Helpful Buckeye hopes that all our readers made it into the New Year unscathed and ready for what the year has to offer. The Association of Pet Dog Trainers wou ... Read on »
END OF THE YEAR POTPOURRI.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health In addition to the beginning of the Holiday Season this past week, we also experienced the shortest day of the year.  Desperado and Helpful Buckeye have always looke ... 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 »
FALSE PREGNANCY IN DOGS.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health HAPPY THANKSGIVING.... from Helpful Buckeye and the support staff (Desperado) here at Questions On Dogs and Cats!!! When it comes down to expressing "Thanks ... Read on »
FELINE URINARY PROBLEMS.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Two years ago today, Helpful Buckeye crawled out of the foam of the ancient seas and started putting together this blog, Questions On Dogs and Cats.  We've been through an e ... Read on »
FIRST AID FOR PETS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health You get home from work, go in the door, and there to greet you is your dog...with blood all over its front feet...and your floor.  What do you do?  Within those f ... Read on »
FIRST AID FOR PETS, PT. 2 by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Many of our readers have responded to last week's issue on "First Aid For Pets" with comments on how much better prepared they will now feel when having to deal wi ... Read on »
FITNESS WITH FIDO by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health With all the publicity about many dogs and cats being overweight, what better opportunity for a pet owner than to combine their own workout routines with someth ... Read on »