BIAS

Bias – is a partiality that prevents objective consideration Bias – suggests a fixed conception likely to preclude objective judgement of anything counter Bias – is a preconceived opinion, whether personal or professional Bias – eliminates the possibilities for new information or revelations to be known Bias – in other words, is one-way information Bias…

BOTULISM

This is a word most of us have not used in the past few decades, it is rare in humans in today’s world, 145 documented cases in the USA last year, and only sporadic (less than rare) in dogs, negligible numbers was the answer I found. WHAT IS BOTULISM? Botulism is a rare, serious, and…

THREATS

Dogs would never meet me if it wasn’t for their people setting up the appointment. So by the very nature of my business, I meet well-intentioned people that want to learn more about their dogs. And in turn I get to spend my days with dogs, the least confusing part of my life. This is…

CHOOSING YOUR VETERINARY CARE

When you are choosing your veterinary care, often times it is more discriminatory than health-care for yourself. Pet owners are choosy! It might be the building, the decor or lack there of, the front desk person, or the veterinarian themselves. But the truth of the matter is, you do have to shop around for just…

GRIEF

DEFINITION – Grief is a multifaceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something that has died, to which a bond or affection was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, cultural, spiritual and philosophical dimensions. STAGES OF GRIEF – reading through…

FEAR BASED INFORMATION

FEARWe all go through a spectrum of emotions in our daily lives, some of us more than others. Fear is one such emotion that is pre-programmed into all animals and people as an instinctual response to potential danger. Potential danger can be something tangible in the environment, or through a source of information. FEAR BASED…

LOWER MOTOR NEURON EVENTS / DISEASE

THE POSSIBILITIES FOR RHUMB – After the initial neuro-exam, these were the possibilities that we were told she could have. DEFINITION – The upper motor neurons originate in the brain and travel downward to connect with the lower motor neurons. The latter localize both in the brainstem and the spinal cord and are the mediators…

UNEXPECTED LOSS

Rhumb Line ~ April 23, 2015 – December 17, 2019 I looked into Rhumbs eyes, there was so much certainty in my voice as I asked for her to be euthanized. She needed me in that moment, and she did not need me to be selfish in my wants and desires and needs. Rhumb was…

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY

I wish for you all a long and adventurous life with your animals. From birth to death, may there be as little drama and medical issues as possible, and may life have been lived as Mother Nature intended. But in the event of an emergency, a true emergency, are you prepared to make decisions on…

No Waste – Horned Goat – Feeder

People have it wrong about goats, I had it wrong about goats … Goats don’t eat everything, in fact they can be downright picky, BUT they do like to sample things, maybe sample everything, before they decide on the one thing they really want to eat. Goats are also not grazers, they are for sure…