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Articles by Michael A. Obenski, DVM

Instinct: a powerful force, even for pet owners

Some client behaviors must be hard-wired over thousands of years
Jan 1, 2009

The natural history of mankind in general, and veterinary medicine in particular, may need to be rewritten. Arnie and I have uncovered dramatic new evidence indicating that the formal practice of veterinary medicine may be as old as the use of spoken language.

Down on the floor — it's another pill stampede

Pill bottles seem designed to keep the freshness in and the doctor out.
Dec 1, 2008

Pill bottles seem designed to keep the freshness in and the doctor out.

Anna Rexic's pet pooch mirrors her thin logic on diet, nutrition

Nov 1, 2008

Anna ... thinks a person is obese if every bone in his or her skeleton is not prominently displayed.

No such thing as a stupid question?

Mark Down might just surprise you
Oct 1, 2008

I have heard some people say there is no such thing as a stupid question.

Making the ultimate rescue from Phagia's Dog Farm

Sep 1, 2008

My secretary was apologetic but firm.

When opposites collide

A shining moment in veterinary history: If only it could repeat iself
Aug 1, 2008

I could almost hear the "twang" when Blitz hit the end of his leash and it stopped him short. The snapping sound of his big mouth almost catching my arm followed immediately. Mrs. Whiteflag was quick to apologize.

Cerebral laminitis can be infectious with certain breeds of owners

Jul 1, 2008

Now, I've known Jim Panzee for years. You couldn't teach him to peel a banana.

Duck, duck — not another goose

Jun 1, 2008

My receptionist was choking, but there was no need for the Heimlich maneuver.

A jelly donut — the ultimate life preserver

May 1, 2008

I was just about to begin a serious consultation with a jelly donut when my receptionist brought the news that Mrs. Frazzle was on the telephone. She sounded very upset. (So, what else is new?)

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