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Pawsitive Press for December ’18


Need a Helping Hand?

By: Julie Katz

Have your finances ever restricted veterinary care decisions? Our pets look to us for everything and when finances prevent us from giving them the very best medical care, the result can be heartbreaking. Veterinary Pet Insurance, Care Credit, and ScratchPay are helpful options when confronting the cost of a veterinary bill. I have worked in the veterinary field for 21 years, and I know that these options have provided financial and emotional relief for many pet parents when helping their sick or injured pets.

Pet Insurance

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Pawsitive Press for November ’18


Pets & Cancer

By: Greg Todd, D.V.M.

Perhaps one of the most devastating diagnoses we as pet parents can receive is the diagnosis of cancer for one of our four-legged family members. It is estimated that more than 50% of dogs over the age of 10 will develop cancer and that 1 in 4 dogs will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Cats also suffer from cancer. There are fewer available statistics for the frequency of cancer in cats, but there are many treatment options as with our canine companions. No matter how you […]

Pawsitive Press for October ’18


Herbal Snapshot:

Di Gu Pi San
By: Dr. Michael Bartholomew

The Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine herbal formula Di Gu Pi originated from a classical formula that has been adapted for veterinary use by Jing Tang Herbal in Reddick, FL. This herbal medicine contains 13 different herbs which are combined in a perfect ballet to address arthritic conditions in both our canine and feline patients. In TCVM, the Kidney is said to govern the bone, and one of the possible TCVM pattern diagnoses for arthritis is Kidney Qi and Yin Deficiency with Stagnation. This is also known as a […]

Pawsitive Press for September ’18


Oscar the Grouch or Oscar the Ouch?

By: Dr. Christen Woodley

Imagine letting your dog in from the yard and when he comes to you he is limping on one of his legs. You find yourself impulsively checking your medicine cabinet for the usual suspects like Aspirin, Tylenol, Aleve, etc. But before administering anything to your pet, STOP and call us at the Animal Hospital of Dunedin. Your human pain reliever, or even one you may have that was prescribed to another pet in your house, may not be the right choice for every pet and may potentially […]