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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.... 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 »
IS IT A STROKE OR VESTIBULAR DISEASE? by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf’s a flower.”   Albert Camus, French novelist Most of you have known someone who has experienced a stroke and many of you ... Read on »
WHO HAS THE SMARTEST DOG? by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Helpful Buckeye is changing course this week and steering back into the world of dogs...smart dogs, to be specific.  Many of our readers sent e-mails during the 4-we ... Read on »
ARE CATS CRAZY, GOOFY, OR JUST DIFFERENT??? (PT. 4).... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Well, it's been almost 4 weeks since Desperado and Helpful Buckeye left home for our funeral trip to western Pennsylvania.  We finally got home a few days ago.  A ... Read on »
ARE CATS CRAZY, GOOFY, OR JUST DIFFERENT??? (PT. 3) by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Helpful Buckeye apologizes for the omission of last week's issue of Questions On Dogs and Cats.  I had prepared a new issue for publication but, due to confusion on my part ... Read on »
ARE CATS CRAZY, GOOFY, OR JUST DIFFERENT??? (PT. 2) by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Did any of the information on a cat's body language help you understand what a cat might be thinking?  You, neither, huh?  Well, don't feel too badly about it...that ... Read on »
IN MEMORY OF DAD.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health My Dad passed away today in Pennsylvania after a debilitating illness.  Desperado and I will be in western PA for a couple of weeks, attending to the funeral, sharing memor ... Read on »
ARE CATS CRAZY, GOOFY, OR JUST DIFFERENT??? by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health No, it's not that Helpful Buckeye isn't fond of cats...although our cat-loving readers may have concluded that from the lead-in line above.  Really, when you stop ... Read on »
ARE YOU CONSIDERING A NEW PET??? (PT. 3) by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Well, we've gotten you through the initial step of deciding whether or not you wanted a new pet.  Then, we gave you some suggestions for how to go about looking f ... Read on »
ARE YOU CONSIDERING A NEW PET??? (PT. 2) by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Hope we didn't overwhelm you last week with all the things to consider when thinking about getting a new pet.  However, such an acquisition is a very important step in a pe ... Read on »
PUREBREEDS AND GENETIC DISEASES.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Well, some of you are already on your vacations (possibly with your pets) and some of you are still looking forward to getting away for some fun time this summer.  R ... Read on »
A SUMMER SONG AND PETS ON VACATION, PT. 2.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Judging from the e-mails received after last week's issue about "Pets On Vacation," many of you will be doing just that in the next several months.  This week's ... Read on »
A SUMMER SONG AND PETS ON VACATION.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Memorial Day weekend...signifies a couple of things to most of us.  With the armed forces of the USA deployed in hot spots around the world, it's even more impor ... Read on »
INSURANCE?...INSURANCE, ANYONE?....PT. 2 by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Did all of you make it through National Dog Bite Prevention Week without being bitten or, even worse, having your dog bite someone else?  I say even worse because ... Read on »
INSURANCE?...INSURANCE, ANYONE?.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health If you've ever played blackjack at a table with a dealer, you've heard that question.  When the dealer draws an Ace for their up-card, the first thing they say is ... Read on »
GETTING OLDER IS TOUGH FOR PETS TOO, PT. 3.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Se Habla Espanol? Cinco de Mayo has come and gone and Helpful Buckeye can't let that slide.  Your favorite Chihuahua was all dressed up for the occasion and had ... Read on »
GETTING OLDER IS TOUGH FOR PETS TOO, PT. 2.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Last week, Helpful Buckeye gave you some suggestions for how to know when your pet is approaching its "Senior" years.  As we discussed, it is almost never an overnig ... Read on »
GETTING OLDER IS TOUGH FOR PETS TOO.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Where were you on 22 April 1970?  OK, I know some of you would have trouble telling us where you were just a week ago...but, here's a big hint Unless you've been ... Read on »
CATS BEHAVING BADLY.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Last week's discussion on vegan diets for your pets aroused some interest from some of you, but only to the extent that you were curious about the concept.  Most ... Read on »