Reflections for Black History Month

By The Vet Scoop Team Post date

Dr. Michael Blackwell: The Inconvenience of Racism I grew up watching my Dad provide veterinary services to mostly White families in Southeast Oklahoma. During the early years of his practice, we could not go into certain businesses because they didn’t serve Black people. Maybe his clients were not the ones blocking entrances, but their silenceRead More


New Year’s Resolutions from the Vet Scoop Team

By The Vet Scoop Team Post date

Dr. Kwane Stewart So, what’s the most common disease I see on a DAILY basis in our pets? It’s worth noting this is also the most neglected part of your pet’s body because it hides in plain sight, gets worse with each passing day and rarely sends any alarms that there’s a major problem lurking. Read More


How to Have Harmony at Home with Dogs and Kids

By Natalie Marks, DVM, CVJ Post date

For so many of us, one of the brightest spots of 2020 has been our furry family!  Whether you’ve been a pet parent for fifty years or this is your first time with a pet in your home, the benefits of the human-animal bond are truly remarkable both physically and emotionally.   But, to nurture andRead More


What You Need to Know About Leptospirosis

By Natalie Marks, DVM, CVJ Post date

Picture this: your sweet, new puppy in the household taking a weekend stroll to the park and taking a simple drink of a puddle or licking its foot after it steps in the water.  This seems harmless, doesn’t it?  But, as a pet owner, we want you to be aware of the risks lurking inRead More


Does My Cat Really Need to Scratch?

By Natalie Marks, DVM, CVJ Post date

One of the number one reasons that cats are relinquished to shelters and other homes is inappropriate scratching and destructive behavior.   While declaw historically was a solution to this common problem for pet parents, it is no longer considered a necessary or recommended procedure.  Instead, remember that scratching is a normal behavior of cats andRead More