Q: My cat is losing hair under her belly. Is this an allergy?

A: It could be, but there are lots of other potential causes.  Symmetrical hair loss under the abdomen can also be a behavioral issue called psychogenic alopecia.  It’s a nervous habit much like nail biting in people.  Your veterinarian can differentiate between...

Q: Do I need to worry about the dog flu?

A:  This is the season when many people get sick with the flu. Some people are surprised to learn that dogs have their own flu viruses, Influenza H3N8 and H3N2. The good news is that the dog strain is different from our human version. In fact, according to the CDC, no...

Q: Why are x-rays so expensive?

A: I have had two clients ask me this recently. Modern, digital x-ray systems offer many advantages over the outdated systems of yesteryear, but they are indeed expensive.  Let’s have a look at why. First, there is the cost for the x-ray machine, digital receiver, and...