Category Archives: Medicine

Thoughts on medical issues from the doctors and technicians at AHA

Milo, an interesting case

Judy Schroeder, DVM   November 10, 2015   Comments Off on Milo, an interesting case
Cryptococcus

Milo is an 11 year old domestic shorthair cat with a history of asthma, who is on chronic prednisone therapy to keep his respiratory symptoms controlled. He was seen in the summer for upper respiratory congestion and sneezing. He received two different courses of antibiotics, but his symptoms did not improve. After the second antibiotic failed, I recommended that we… Read more »

Medibles and Your Dog

Sheila Johnson, DVM   November 25, 2014   Comments Off on Medibles and Your Dog
Pot Brownie

With the arrival of legal marijuana in Oregon, both medical (now) and recreational (soon), the issue of dogs ingesting cannabis is becoming more widespread. Both nationally and here in Eugene, cases of dogs eating pot in some form or other have become more frequent. The availability of marijuana-infused food products, often called “medibles,” is exacerbating the problem and placing pets… Read more »

Vaccine Q & A

Judy Schroeder, DVM   November 5, 2014   Comments Off on Vaccine Q & A
vaccination of a puppy

Why Do We Vaccinate? Vaccines provide protection to a large number of individuals in a population, thereby preventing spread and reducing severity of disease. Vaccines have proven to be highly effective in the control of animal diseases such as rabies, parvo-viral infection, and canine and feline distemper. Shortly after puppies and kittens are born, they receive concentrated antibodies in “colostrum”… Read more »

Grain Free or Diet?

Judy Schroeder, DVM   October 30, 2014   Comments Off on Grain Free or Diet?
Grain-free diets may not be the best thing for your pet.

Grain-free diets for pets are growing rapidly in popularity and availability. Sales of grain-free pet foods were estimated at 1.7 billion dollars in the past year. Pet owners pay about 45% more for grain-free products, but are these diets truly better for dogs and cats? First of all, why do people feel they should feed a grain-free diet? One theory… Read more »

Acupuncture for Treating Arthritis

Sheila Johnson, DVM   June 6, 2014   Comments Off on Acupuncture for Treating Arthritis
Acupuncture For Arthritis

Arthritis can affect any joint, but most dogs are affected in the legs or spine. Often the cause is just normal wear and tear that occurs over the years, leading to erosion of the cartilage. This results in bone rubbing directly on bone which causes pain and a decreased quality of life for the pet. This can occur earlier in… Read more »