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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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CHOCOLATE...TO DIE FOR! by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Helpful Buckeye thought that, by now, just about every dog owner was aware of the dangers of feeding chocolate to their dog.  Considering the events of the past co ... Read on »
WHAT'S FOR DINNER? by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Helpful Buckeye is still feeling the thrill of this past week's climb up to and over Vail Pass in the Colorado Rockies.  The memories will stay with me forever!  More on th ... Read on »
DOG POOP CONCERNS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health You're out for a pleasant walk in the neighborhood, in the park, or on the trail.  Before you know it, you step in...yep, that's right...a big pile of soft and ... Read on »
LITTLE DOGS AND BIG PROBLEMS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Hopefully, all of our readers made it through the 4th of July without losing your dog or cat during a fireworks display.  Next to Halloween, the 4th of July has the next mo ... Read on »
MORE CAT TALES by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health With Independence Day being in the middle of the week this year, it feels different than a long weekend type of holiday.  Many of you will p ... Read on »
PET DANGERS LURKING OUTDOORS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health For the last several weeks, Helpful Buckeye has been getting e-mail questions about possible areas of danger outdoors for pets.  Many of you are already aware of a ... Read on »
HOW SAFE IS YOUR PET'S FOOD? by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health The first half of 2012 has been full of news about pet food recalls and even some bad news about contamination involving pet treats.  This has been going on ... Read on »
DOCTOR MY EYES...MIGHT NEED HELP by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health OK, where were you in the summer and fall of 1972?  Yes, that's 40 years ago!  Helpful Buckeye can tell you that I was well into my curriculum in veterinary ... 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 »
CHOOSING YOUR VETERINARIAN by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health   As discussed in previous issues of Questions On Dogs and Cats, your veterinarian is a very important part of the total care package that you envision for your pet.  ... Read on »
INTERESTING TRUTHS ABOUT CATS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health May 18th...Birthday #4 for Questions On Dogs and Cats Why Is My Cat So Sneezy? Cats get seasonal allergies to pollen and grass, and some have year-round a ... Read on »
PROVOCATIVE PET LEGAL ISSUES, PT. 3 by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Helpful Buckeye received a lot of responses to the first two parts of this series on pet legal issues.  This week's issue will be the last part of that topic.  Fee ... 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 »
WORKING TOWARD THE HEALTHY CAT by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health OK, even though this whole issue of Questions On Dogs and Cats is devoted to cats, what does this breed of dog have to do with the lead news story of April 15, 2012?  ... Read on »
PROVOCATIVE PET LEGAL ISSUES, PT. 2 by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Several weeks ago, Helpful Buckeye began this series of articles on some of the legal issues in today's news related to pets and pet owners.  A lot of you sent e-mai ... Read on »
ARE YOU & YOUR PETS READY? by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health What's that???  Oh, no, it's a tick!  And this is only March!  This past winter was, by all accounts, a much milder one than most throughout much of the USA.  As a r ... Read on »
A ZOOLOGIST'S DREAM? PT. 2 by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Helpful Buckeye received a lot of e-mails about last week's issue, A Zoologist's Dream?  Most of them expressed a fair amount of interest in the fish, amphibian, reptile, a ... Read on »
A ZOOLOGIST'S DREAM? by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health HOLY WEATHER CHANGE, BATMAN!!!  ...as we used to hear in the old Batman and Robin comics, TV series, and movies.  Helpful Buckeye was able to take 3 long bike rides ... Read on »
DO ANIMALS GET SUNBURNED? by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health The 85 degrees and beautiful sunny skies down in Phoenix this past Monday and Tuesday necessitated the liberal application of sunscreen for Desperado and Helpful Buckey ... Read on »