Resistance to Heartworm Prevention Meds

Dr. Coates is a veterinarian based in the other “Sunshine State” – that’s Colorado to the rest of you – where she lives and plays with a varied range of animals. She shares her professional and personal experiences, Monday through Friday, here on petMD’s blog, the Fully Vetted. Log in for your daily dose of her insight and wisdom. Aug 08, 2013 Resistance to Heartworm Prevention Meds by Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM Share Save to mypetMDDr. Coates is on vacation this week, so we’re revisiting some of our …

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The Difference Between a DACVIM and a DVM

The Daily Vet is a blog featuring veterinarians from all walks of life. Every week they will tackle entertaining, interesting, and sometimes difficult topics in the world of animal medicine – all in the hopes that their unique insights and personal experiences will help you to understand your pets. Jul 17, 2013 The Difference Between a DACVIM and a DVM by Dr. Joanne Intile Share Save to mypetMDFrom time to time I’m asked, “Can my regular veterinarian do the treatments?” Or, “What’s the difference …

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‘Natural’ is Not Enough

Dr. Coates is a veterinarian based in the other “Sunshine State” – that’s Colorado to the rest of you – where she lives and plays with a varied range of animals. She shares her professional and personal experiences, Monday through Friday, here on petMD’s blog, the Fully Vetted. Log in for your daily dose of her insight and wisdom. Jul 17, 2013 ‘Natural’ is Not Enough by Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM Share Save to mypetMDUnlike many terms consumers come across on pet food labels, the word “natural” actually …

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“Animal Practice” TV Show Cancelled by NBC

As a veterinarian and an animal lover, I was looking forward to watching the new comedy on NBC  “Animal Practice” , but after watching just a few episodes, the only redeeming factor on the show was Crystal, the Capuchin monkey. Many veterinarians cringed and the inept portrayal of the medicine aspect of the veterinary hospital leaving us wondering who the veterinary technical adviser, if any, was on the show. With the shows like CSI, ER, House and other medical shows, great attempts were made to keep the medicine somewhat believable, but the veterinary scenarios presented on “Animal Practice” left many of us veterinarians scratching our heads and asking “Where did they come up with that?” I hope that if any network does try to get another animal show going, that they make at least an attempt to portray the veterinarians, the medical scenarios, treatments, surgeries and the practice of veterinary medicine in a more accurate light. I had high hopes for such a program as well as many of my animal lover friends. I guess I will have to go back to Benji and Lassie reruns to get a worthy animal lover show.

Debra Garrison, DVM

 

NBC Cancels “Animal Practice”

Monkey Business on “Animal Practice”

 

What is your favorite animal show?

Cat Care & Health : Common House Cat Diseases

Common diseases in house cats include parasites that infect kittens, physical lesions from cat fights, hyperthyroidism, kidney disease and diabetes from old age. Find out what health issues to expect from a domestic cat withhelp from a practicing veterinarian in this free video on pet care. Expert: Robert Sidorsky, DVM Bio: Dr. Robert Sidorsky has been a practicing veterinarian for more than 25 years. Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

Dog Health Problems : Dog Paw Health Problems

Dog paws can be affected by foreign materials, trauma, chronic wetness or allergies. Find out how to treat a dog’s paws if they’ve been cut or lacerated with help from a veterinarian in this free video on dog paw health problems. Expert: Robert T. Pane Contact: www.southkendall.com Bio: Robert T. Pane, DVM is a veterinarian in Miami, Fla. Filmmaker: Paul Muller

Christmas Ornaments

I ordered a variety of the different Dog Christmas Ornaments from my websites and I must say they were nicer than their pictures gave them credit for on the web sites. The ceramic ornaments from Calendars.com were really nice and I am thinking about collecting the rest of them. I have them at the clinic for your to look at. The ornaments are marked down and you can get them now at bargain prices.

In addition to ornaments, Calendars.com and DogBreedStore.com also have a great selection of dog breed gift items as well as calendars. They have figurines, bobble heads, leash hooks, pillows, blankets, caps, totes, salt and pepper shakers and a lot more. I can shop there all day. I also have more items from a variety of stores on my LuvUrDog.com web site.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday, and I wish you a Happy New Year!

Debra Garrison, DVM

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas


Wishing You, Your Family and Your Pets

A Very Merry Christmas

Debra Garrison, DVM

And

The Staff and Pets of Treaschwig Veterinary Clinic

Tamara, Mona, Maggie, Bonnie, Denver

Hunker Down with Hurricane Ike

New Hurricane Ike gift shop is open. Show your friends that you “Hunkered Down” for Hurricane Ike. I have mugs, t-shirts, and caps. Browse the store for other products.

Our power is scheduled to be back on line by Monday. Hopefully before then.

I hope everyone is doing well. Can’t wait to get back in the office.

See You soon,

Debra Garrison, DVM

Hurricane Ike Mug

Hurricane Ike Mug

Hurricane Ike Hunker Down Cap

Hurricane Ike Hunker Down Cap

Kitten Care

kittens

Recommendations for New kittens

3 weeks and 6 weeks

  • deworm
baby kitten

8 weeks

  • Physical Exam (PE)
  • 1st FVRCP-P (feline viral rhinotracheitis, Calici, Pneumonitis, Panleukopenia)
  • Parasite check
  • Deworm
  • Feline Leukemia test
  • Flea and Heartworm treatment (revolution)
  • Ear mite check

12 weeks

  • PE
  • 2nd FVRCP-P
  • 1st Feline leukemia
  • 1st FIV vaccine (only if kitten is going to be an outside kitten)
  • deworm
  • flea and heartworm treatment

16 weeks

  • PE
  • 3rd FVRCP-P
  • 2nd Feline leukemia
  • 2nd FIV
  • Rabies
  • Deworm
  • Flea and heartworm treatment

5 mos and older

  • Spay or neuter
  • declaw if staying indoors only
  • give flea and heartworm treatment once a month all year round
  • Feline Leukemia and FIV testing
  • CBC and Chem 6 to screen for kidney and other congenital disorders prior to surgery

check up

Annually

  • PE
  • Rabies
  • FVRCP-P
  • Feline Leukemia
  • FIV

Debra Garrison, DVM