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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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HOLIDAY STRESS...AND VOMITING??? by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Ah, yes, the holidays are upon us in full swing and will be going strong for more than two weeks yet.  All you have to do is look around you, talk to your fr ... Read on »
PETS AND HUMANS SHARE DISEASES by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Before we get into pet-related matters, Helpful Buckeye would like to take a moment to honor and remember one of our all-time great jazz musicians, Dave Brubeck, who pa ... Read on »
PETS, THE FLU, AND YOU by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is an infectious disease of birds and mammals caused by a virus of the family Orthomyxoviridae, the influenza viruses. ... Read on »
CATS VS. DOGS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health In addition to the Hatfields and the McCoys, the North and the South, Ohio State and Michigan fans, and (currently) Democrats and Republicans, there is the c ... Read on »
LET'S TALK ABOUT...DIARRHEA, PT. 2 by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health How many of you will be going "over the river and through the woods" this week for the Thanksgiving holiday?  Desperado and Helpful Buckeye will be at the ho ... Read on »
LET'S TALK ABOUT...DIARRHEA by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health How many of you remember the old TV commercial from Pepto-Bismol, during which an off-screen voice quietly says, "I'd like to talk to you about diarrhea"? ... Read on »
REGULAR VETERINARIAN VS. A SPECIALIST: WHEN TO USE WHICH? by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health How many of you can't wait for this election cycle to be finished???  With all the robo-calls, TV ads, and extremely negative campaigning on both sides of the coin, we'll w ... Read on »
HALLOWEEN AND DOG BREEDS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health You've heard Helpful Buckeye say many times before that the Halloween holiday period is one of the most dangerous for pets.  There are many reasons for this...frig ... Read on »
HOUSE CALL VETERINARIANS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health     You've got a dog that starts to nervously drool when you get within 10 blocks of the veterinary clinic.  By the time you get to the parking lot, the dog is u ... Read on »
PET PRESCRIPTIONS AND PHARMACIES by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health "Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower."  --Albert Camus, French writer This past week the golden colors of aspens have swathed ... Read on »
UNUSUAL VISITS TO THE VET by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Now that we're getting closer to Election Day, the Presidential debates have begun.  These debates usually draw a lot of attention, although perhaps not from everyone.  ... Read on »
STRANGE TALES (TAILS) OF DOGS AND CATS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health How many of you know what this photo depicts?  And, how does it fit into our discussion about dogs and cats this week?  Think about it for a minute...we'll discuss ... Read on »
INTERACTIONS BETWEEN ANIMAL AND HUMAN MEDICINE by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health   This week's issue of Questions On Dogs and Cats will be an abbreviated one due to Desperado and Helpful Buckeye just returning from the North Rim of the Gra ... 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 »
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 »
LUMPS AND BUMPS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Here we are at Labor Day weekend.  Where has the summer gone???  Hopefully, all of you are looking forward to at least a couple of months of beautiful and comfortable weath ... Read on »
10 MOST COMMON DOG CONDITIONS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Ever since David Letterman popularized his "Top Ten" lists, just about everybody with any kind of a forum of interest has jumped into the fray.  Some of these list ... 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 »
PETS WITH INJURIES...HANDLE WITH CARE! by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Most dog and cat owners have gone through the unfortunate experience of either seeing their pet be injured in some way or finding them injured after the fact.  Even ... Read on »
LIVER DISEASE IN DOGS AND CATS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Helpful Buckeye has received several e-mails asking about liver disease in dogs and cats.  These pet owners report having been told by their veterinarian that t ... Read on »