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Ask any veteran law enforcement officer about responding to 911 disturbance calls where alcohol was a contributing factor versus the same type calls where marijuana use was primarily responsible for the complaint. In most cases, those calls that involve alcohol will involve physical or emoti… Read more

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There are varieties of ignorance when it comes to losing weight. First, there is misinformation. This is like telling someone that the speed limit is 70 when it is actually 35. Not good. Then there are things that we know that we just ignore. This is like sitting next to a guy on an airplane… Read more

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CBD oil (cannabidiol) is being pushed everywhere as a cure all for many diseases in people and pets. Vets are being bombarded with questions and lofty claims for it’s use in pets. Public demand for for these products is going full speed ahead as it becomes legal and clients gain access to th… Read more

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Many members of my profession have found that TM dysfunction problems are the greatest cause of so-called “sinus headaches “for the average individual. Time and time again we see and hear patients complain of having sinus headaches when, in fact, their sinuses are absolutely normal. Surprisi… Read more

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Seizures are the most common neurological disorder diagnosed in dogs. Epilepsy is defined as recurrent seizures over a period of time. Idiopathic means the underlying cause of the epilepsy is unknown or no brain disease can be found. Idiopathic epilepsy is the most common type of epilepsy. O… Read more

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As Juvenile Court Judge in the 1990’s I once had a parent tell me, in an attempt to demonstrate his support for his child wanting to quit school…and to justify the child’s numerous unexcused absences “…just everybody don’t need schooling to get by…” I will leave to your imagination my reacti… Read more

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Sometimes I get tired of writing about medicine and diseases that some people find boring. So, I decided to write about some of my adventures the last 35 yrs as a veterinarian. One story I was thinking of just the other day happened to me in the early nineties when I was still young, vigorou… Read more

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Normal breathing occurs when air passes through the throat on its way to the lungs. Air travels past the soft, flexible structures such as the soft palate, uvula, tonsils and tongue. In the daytime, muscles surrounding these structures tighten to prevent blockage of the airway. When sleeping… Read more

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I will not be taking a position… at least in this article… on my personal views concerning marijuana laws and the legalization of marijuana. My opinion on that issue means very little. Instead, this article is more about simple justice and changing times. While I refuse to mull over the simp… Read more

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I really have to brag a little, because I’m a dad and I’m supposed to. My son is first in the nation on the 1000-meter swim among all 13-year old’s. While I would like to say that this is entirely genetics (of which I contributed 50%), I would have to say that this is not true. Isaac wins be… Read more

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I believe that the three most important inventions of the 20th century are nuclear power, the airplane, and the internet. Nuclear power has played a huge role in developing our country and our relationships with other countries. Nuclear power is one of the most effective non fossil fuels. It… Read more