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Articles by Michael A. Obenski, DVM

Anatomy: The parts can get confusing

Oct 1, 2006

Violet Shade is one of my most colorful clients, and I mean that literally. Every time I try to explain something to her, she becomes so embarrassed that her face takes on a crimson glow. Such was the case when I tried to explain why her cat, Pansy, couldn't get pregnant.

Safety's cardinal rule: Just don't get hurt

Sep 1, 2006

I recently read an article touting the 10 safest cities in the United States. I could hardly believe my eyes. My town was not even mentioned.

How do you treat acute pet owner stupidity?

Aug 1, 2006

Are you ready to take a surprise quiz?

It's deja moo all over again

Jul 1, 2006

Mr. Bullfeather was beside himself with concern over his cat, Raisin.

Secret Second Opinions sought by Mr. Nomad's clandestine city tour

Jun 1, 2006

I found Mrs. Clueless anxiously awaiting my return to the exam room as I entered with the bad news.

Medical genius or ice cream delivery driver; to close to call forsome clients

May 1, 2006

It happened in a little-known place called the Elwood Ivins Steel Tube Mill in Horsham, Pa. The year was 1968.

Mrs. Blastaway takes aim at those 'high" exam fees

Apr 1, 2006

I barely got a chance to say hello before Mrs. Blastaway gave it to me with both barrels.

Bad things come in threes

These pet owners seemed to suffer from 'the exact same thing'
Mar 1, 2006

Mr. and Mrs. Lunkhead showed up at my office one day last month. It was their first visit. It didn't take me long to hope it would also be their last. Their cat, Goner, looked about half dead.

A toast to Chablis, Even in death, the nutsabouts' bond might be a little too tight

Feb 1, 2006

One day last month, I was cruising along a winding, two-lane country road when I noticed a man jogging up the street in the opposite direction. A moment later, I saw a lady walking briskly along a crossroad. She was wearing earphones and apparently listening to her favorite music as she waddled her way to fitness. Within the next few minutes, I counted six more people running, walking or exercising outdoors. This adds up to a strange set of circumstances for a wintry Sunday afternoon in eastern Pennsylvania. I wasn't surprised though. You see, it was Jan. 1, New Year's Day, and all those people had undoubtedly resolved to slim down and get fit during 2006.

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