Entries by Nastassia Putz

Diseases A To Z: That Every Dog Owner Should Know About

BY MEGAN TREMELLING, DVM, LVS Acute hemorrhagic diarrhea syndrome is a combination of vomiting and bloody diarrhea that can seem to come on in a matter of minutes. The resulting fluid shifts rapidly cause dehydration. The most serious cases can be fatal. Fortunately, most dogs do very well with hospitalization and appropriate care. Brachycephalic obstructive […]

Be Victorious!

Dear FETCH Friends, Sadly, winter is upon us. This means dark, cold days followed by even darker and colder nights. And now, with a novel virus still at large, more time in solitary. I have very little desire to remain in my home for the next 3 months praying for a vaccine, checking my kids […]

Find Your Place

Dear FETCH Friends, Where do I even begin… Talk about a crazy year, and it’s not even over yet. Fall’s theme is “Worldly Dogs” to highlight some of the greatness dogs around the world have accomplished. This not only makes me think of how great dogs are, but also what I would like to accomplish […]

Heartworm Disease: An International Problem

BY KERRI WIEDMEYER, DVM, WVRC Let’s Test Your Knowledge! 1. Can a dog infected with heartworm give it to another dog in the same household? 2. Should you treat your pet with heartworm prevention all year? 3. Can humans get heartworm? 4. When should heartworm prevention start? Read on to find out more! Heartworm or […]

Veterinary Medicine: A Worldly View

BY MEGAN TREMELLING, DVM, LVS Most people, when they think of veterinarians, think of a doctor who works in a clinic or makes house calls to take care of small companion animals, horses and livestock. But there are many different ways to be a veterinarian. As a profession, veterinary medicine had its earliest beginnings in […]

Playing It Safe

BY MANETTE KOHLER, DVM Hi friends! If you’re like me, you love to play! I mean, who doesn’t love to play, right? Today we’re going to talk about whether, or not, we should include our pets in our play time, and if so, what are the best ways to play with them. When we went […]

Get Ready to Travel with these fun, furry 9

BY CHERESE COBB, FREELANCER You thought Marco Polo was well-traveled? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. From Caracas to Tasmania, these Instafamous pets capture the spirit of adventure—follow them now. 1. Miami@miami_traveller_dog Miami is one of the world’s most jet-setting pets. “He’s an unusual Chihuahua because he’s sweet and friendly with everyone,” says owner Marianna Chiaraluce. […]

Courageous, Fearless, Smart: The Czechoslovakian Vlcak

BY NASTASSIA PUTZ, PUBLISHER One of the most independent breeds when it comes to working breeds is the Czechoslovakian Vlcak (pronounced like Vull-check). These beauties are also known as the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog and are not for the faint of heart. This hearty, intelligent, loyal and active dog is not recommended for first-time dog owners. So […]

Can My Pet Get Covid-19?

BY MEGAN TREMELLING, DVM, LVS Short answer: It’s unlikely. Long answer: This is going to take a while. By now, everybody has heard the basics of this story repeatedly: A previously undocumented virus was discovered at the end of 2019, and unfortunately the way it was discovered was that it was killing people. Since then […]

Rhodesian Ridgeback: South African Prince of Hounds

BY NASTASSIA PUTZ, PUBLISHER Let’s Back Track Rhodesian Ridgebacks are true Renaissance hounds. They are good at a variety of things and have an exciting history. Dutch colonists in southern Africa used the native hunting dogs of tribes and combined them with the more popular European breeds: Greyhounds and Terriers. Thus creating an athletic, regal-looking […]