Tuesday , 28 March 2017

All Creatures Great and Small (blog)

Dr. Amanda Glew: House Calls with Benefits

House Calls with Benefits – by Dr. Amanda Glew  There are some advantages to doing house calls. You can set your own time, you need to give yourself ample time to provide for travel as well as delays, you get to visit people and their animals in their home environment. Most of these calls can be sad – often we are asked …

Read More »

Tinkerbelle, the Blind Cat – Dr. Amanda Glew

Tinkerbelle, the Blind Cat  – Dr. Amanda Glew  As a veterinarian, I have had the pleasure and privilege of vetting animals with many disabilities – the 3 legged labrador, the paraplegic daschund, and numerous vision impaired dogs and cats. However, there is a difference when dealing with an animal who goes blind, versus one who is born blind.  This is the …

Read More »

Dr. Amanda Glew: Breed Bans, Act Now

Breed Bans – by Dr. Amanda Glew “Can Copper come in today? We are doing a blood drive,” my technician asks the client. We like it when Copper comes in to give blood. He is big, he has huge veins, and with only a few bribes of biscuits, Copper hardly needs to be held when we poke his jugular to draw …

Read More »

Dr. Amanda Glew: Unsocial Media

Social or more likely, unsocial media. In our fast-paced digital world, we expect immediate answers, prompt attention, and personable client services.  In the veterinary field, add the component of anxiousness and worry, and our clients become venomous.  No longer will our clients come to us directly to lodge a complaint – they go to social media to do so.  Relatively …

Read More »

Dr. Amanda Glew: Allergic Annie

Allergic Annie – by Dr. Amanda Glew  As I find myself trying an outfit on our newly adopted 7 pound lhasa cross, my husband makes a comment like “I guess you didn’t have barbies when you were younger.” This is true, but I would never dress a dog (except for warmth), only in this case it is for allergies. Annie has …

Read More »

Dr. Amanda Glew: Coal

Coal – by Dr. Amanda Glew  I have always had healthy dogs. I was always convinced that crosses rarely got sick, and that by adopting dogs, I would not have a problem. Well, Coal proved that theory wrong. He was dropped off at my old clinic in 2011, and what appealed to me about this young labX was that he …

Read More »

Dr. Amanda Glew: Flip the Resort Feline

Flip the Resort Feline – Dr. Amanda Glew  I love to travel. I love nice bed and breakfasts, resorts and hotels. I miss my animals when travelling. So when I end up in a resort that has a program of spay/neuter release with notes like “all of our animals are treated routinely by a vet” or “we use rodent control with …

Read More »

Dr. Amanda Glew: Boomer’s Contributions

Boomer’s Contributions – by Dr. Amanda Glew  When you look at a dog’s life, you think about what joy they give to you as an owner. But more often than not, if you look at the bigger picture, you realize what contribution they have made to you and others in your life. Boomer was one of those dogs who made …

Read More »

Dr. Amanda Glew: Costa Rican Bob Dog

Costa Rican Bob Dog – by Dr. Amanda Glew There are some dogs who have just hit it so lucky, that when you see them, you can’t help but smile. My niece’s dog Bobby is one of these dogs. A waif from Costa Rica, she and her Tico boyfriend took him off the streets when he was just a puppy. This is …

Read More »

Dr. Amanda Glew: It’s a Bummer

It’s a Bummer – by Dr. Amanda Glew  Good fences make good neighbors. When you have an escaped horse, you realize the importance of this. My mare Risk learned to escape from an early age – she would leave her mother on the other side of a fence when only 3 months old.  So when she lead my small herd …

Read More »