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Dogs can adapt to amputation, but it should be seen as last resort

Q I have a 7-year-old border collie. She was hit by a car a few months ago and she broke her pelvis. Our veterinarian said that...


Reverse sneezing diagnosis needs complete description of symptoms

Q I have a 12-year-old Papillon who will occasionally have what I am told is reverse sneezing. I understand that this condition...


Injuries from truck bed fall an avoidable 'accident'

I (Dr. Henri Bianucci) was speaking with a veterinarian friend of mine the other day and he related a sad case to me. It was a...


Our pets can teach us a lot about life

Last Friday night, as I (Dr. Perry Jameson) arrived home from the hospital, Flipper, my 6-year-old hound mix, a Charleston Animal...


Medical care for pets a financial balancing act

Q It seems to me that the cost of medical care for pets has gone sky high. I understand that the quality of care available for...


Expert offers advice on preventing pet poisoning

Each year we sponsor an event to help local veterinarians receive the continuing education they need to keep their veterinary...


Helping pets survive, thrive through cold weather

Anyone living in the Lowcountry this winter has surely missed the typically pleasant, sunny weather to which we are accustomed. I...


Cats diagnosed with a heart murmur should be further assessed

Q My cat has recently been diagnosed with a heart murmur. Is this something to worry about and should I have it checked out...


Early detection, treatment essential with cancer

Q My 11-year-old Shih-Tzu, Lisa, has always been in perfect health. The other day I took her to my veterinarian for her annual...


Malignant melanomas are most common oral tumor found in dogs

Q My dog had a mass removed from the inside of her mouth and it is cancer. What are her chances the finding was malignant...

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