Maxwell Chronicles (Part II)

Living with a Maxwell here at the adorable house of misfits has been a whirlwind of emotions and overall trial and error on things to best help Maxwell thrive. After hearing from various veterinary professionals and pet parents alike on what Maxwell’s official diagnosis was I finally decided to end the debate and scheduled Maxwell […]

Trials & Tribulations of BART

Bart came to my house the late summer/early fall of 2017 from a local veterinary clinic where a friend worked who called me in a panic one afternoon alerting me to “two small sick kittens that were dumped off at the clinic” — a small, yet affectionate calico (we later named Taloola) and a terrified, […]

Five “Silent Killers” of Cats

Dr. Justine A. Lee, DVM, www.pethealthnetwork.com When it comes to caring for your cat, I have a few simple recommendations: Maintain a safe environment (keep him indoors) Feed a high quality food (e.g., a meat-based protein) Think about preventive care (e.g., an annual physical examination, laboratory tests, and the appropriate vaccines) Provide lots of affection and exercise By following these basic tips, […]

Bifford’s “Tuna Tales” Part I

Can you imagine this sweet, genuine, affectionate, absolute pure face being returned to the cat shelter three separate times? THREE?! Image him after return to the shelter #1 (the family was “going on vacation and did not want to be bothered with Bifford anymore, as per their surrender form) as he is placed back into […]

Veterinary Cannabis & Legalities

DISCLAIMER: Veterinary cannabis is still a very fresh and constantly changing/developing aspect of veterinary medicine. If you ever have questions/concerns, or want to discuss the potential of adding CBD/cannabis to your pet’s medicine protocol and/or treatment plan we always stress to have an open and honest dialog with your veterinarian/specialist! We do not support nor […]

Veterinary Cannabis & CH Pets

DISCLAIMER: Veterinary cannabis is still a very fresh and constantly changing/developing aspect of veterinary medicine. If you ever have questions/concerns, or want to discuss the potential of adding CBD/cannabis to your pet’s medicine protocol and/or treatment plan we always stress to have an open and honest dialog with your veterinarian/specialist! We do not support nor […]

Life + 18 without PAROLE

By Mike Lowry, Mr. Lowry has been in veterinary practice for “life plus 18” years. In this column, he shares his experiences opinions. Please remember this when you are speaking to your veterinarian/technician/veterinary support staff and most importantly remember to appreciate and thank them! Every time you say vets are money-grubbing or “too expensive” orjust […]

Having trouble affording veterinary care? Help is out there!

Especially with COVID-19 and these uncertain times it can happen to anyone! If you are having financial restraints and need help covering veterinary care/costs (or caring for your pet in general) there are programs out there to help you out! Check them out to see if you qualify! Disclaimer: Bifford for President has NO connection […]

ASA Status

Scoring System This is where ASA classification can help. An ASA risk is a 1-to-5 score adapted for animals from human medicine’s American Society of Anesthesiologists. The system is based on the patient’s overall health, not the procedure being performed. The ASA scoring system is NOT an assessment of total perianesthetic or perioperative risk, since […]

Meet “Bifford”

About “Bifford” Bifford was born in Chicago, Illinois after his mother was rescued off the streets by a compassionate and patient animal shelter volunteer. Being one of four kittens he was categorized by animal shelter volunteers as “the worst” out of the litter in regards to his cerebellar hypoplasia. When Bifford was a mere 10 […]