cardiff-lookout-over-laThis article originally appeared on Dr. Mahaney’s The Daily Vet column on PetMD as Moving On, But Not Too Far… Dr. Mahaney Bids Adieu to Daily Vet.

It’s inevitable that all good things must come to an end, so this is going to be my last Daily Vet blog post for petMD

Since starting way back in 2011, I’ve greatly enjoyed the opportunity to contribute my veterinary perspective. I appreciate the ongoing audience participation in the form of comments (especially from TheOldBroad), even when readers may have a point of view different from mine.

I’ll still be doing special projects for petMD, and I’ll continue my weekly column, Pet-Lebrity News, on Pet360, where I put a health and safety spin on current events involving celebrities and pets. (Check it out and sign up for convenient e-mail delivery!)

So, with this being my last Daily Vet piece, I wanted to share some of my contributions that I feel have been most influential, controversial, and relevant to canine and feline owners and public health.

 

2011

Dr. Patrick’s Top Holistic Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Pet Cancer Awareness Month: Clinical Signs, A Hopeful Perspective from Veterinary Oncologists, and Quality of Life

Canine and Feline Diabetes: Are Caretakers and Pet Foods at Fault?

I Saw Fido Eating Toxic Plants, Underneath the Mistletoe Last Night

 2012

How My Personal Journey from Fat to Fit Applies to You and Your Pets

Are You Poisoning Your Companion Animal by Feeding ‘Feed-Grade’ Foods?

Physiologic Urge or Taste Preference: Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Top Ten Topics Veterinarians Wish Pet Owners Better Understood, Part 1

Top Ten Topics Veterinarians Wish Pet Owners Better Understood, Part 2

Spaying Pregnant Dogs in Third World Countries

Will Mitt Romney’s Dog Affect Your Vote?

Molly’s Bill Exempts Some Dogs from Rabies Vaccination

Chocolate Toxicity Hits Home

How Christmas Reminds Me of the Most Important Gift of All: My Own Dog’s Health

 2013

Genetics Markers Prove Dogs Have Evolved to Digest Carbohydrates and Starches

Cosmetic ‘Doping’ in the Dog Show World

A Debilitated Cat Overcomes the Odds with the Help of Acupuncture

Paraphimosis: Pet Emergency or Owner Embarrassment?

Gang Tattoo Discovered on Abandoned Dog in California

Which Fall Fruits are Healthiest for Pets?

Have You Been Bathing Your Pet With a Cancer Causing Shampoo?

How Patrick the Pit Bull Started an Animal Rights Movement

Can You Feed Your Pet Thanksgiving Foods?

The Battle for Humane Treatment of Food Animals

 

2014

 

A Veterinarian’s Experience with Treating His Dog’s Cancer

 

Feeding Your Dog During Chemotherapy Treatment

 

Electronic Cigarettes Connected to Canine Fatalities

 

The Link Between Pets and Human Health

 

When Pets Complete Chemotherapy Are They Cancer-Free?

 

Training the Next Generation of Search and Rescue Dogs

 

Preventing Vaccine Associated Illness in Pets, Part 1 of 2

 

Symptoms and Treatment for Vaccine Associated Illness in Pets, Part 2

 

Documentary on Pet Cancer Aims to Lower Cancer Related Deaths

 

Does Inappropriate Urination Make Your Feline Friend a Cat From Hell?

2015

 

There is More Than One Way to Treat Your Pet’s Pain

 

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Bon voyage! Being one of petMD’s “Daily Vets” over the past few years has been an experience I’ll always treasure.

Thank you for reading this article.  Your questions and comments are completely welcome (I’ll respond).

Please feel free to communicate with me through Twitter (@PatrickMahaney) and follow my adventures in veterinary medicine by liking Patrick Mahaney: Veterinarian Acupuncture Pain Management for Your Pets on Facebook.

Copyright of this article (2015) is owned by Dr Patrick Mahaney, Veterinarian and Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. Republishing any portion of this article must first be authorized by Dr Patrick Mahaney. Requests for republishing must be approved by Dr Patrick Mahaney and received in written format.

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