That Horrible Trip to the Vet

D. E. Larsen, DVM Many dogs and cats hate to go to the veterinary clinic. This is probably a learned experience. Clinic staff makes every effort to make the visit enjoyable, but something unfavorable happens sooner or later. They get a shot, or they are forced to take a pill.  Worse still, they are thrownContinue reading “That Horrible Trip to the Vet”

A Kitten’s Tale

D. E. Larsen, DVM I noticed her sitting in the far corner of the reception area, patiently waiting for the crowd to clear. She was an older lady with white hair. She was short and petite, and well dressed for Sweet Home. She was tanned to a rough brown, and her face and hands showedContinue reading “A Kitten’s Tale”

Banana Chip Therapy

D. E. Larsen, DVM Rex watched from his bed on the porch as the little red pickup pulled into the driveway. This was Jimmy’s truck now. Rex could remember when his owner, Pete, owned that truck, and they would drive up the lake to fish and play in the water.  Jimmy stepped out of theContinue reading “Banana Chip Therapy”

The Siberian Mouse Hound

D. E. Larsen, DVM George and Smudge waddled through the door together. Smudge was some sort of a Dachshund mix. Smudge had a long body, broad shoulders, and legs that were just long enough to keep an oversized belly from dragging on the ground. “What are you two in to see the doctor for today,”Continue reading “The Siberian Mouse Hound”