On the twelfth day of Christmas...


...my client brought to me another pet emergency! Need a break from the chaos of the holiday season? Enjoy this little ditty we wrote just for you, the veterinary professionals who have witnessed just about everything. (Plus, some articles to get you through the day's appointments.)

On the first day of Christmas, my cat gave to me

a toppled over Christmas tree.


What a cat wants, what a cat needs


On the second day of Christmas, my rabbit gave to me

a vet appointment for a musculoskeletal injury.


Client handout: Pain in rabbits


On the third day of Christmas, my dog gave to me

several middle-of-the-night trips to pee.


House soiling: Have clients bop themselves with a newspaper


On the fourth day of Christmas, my geriatric cat gave to me

an insulin prescription for its diabetes


6 tips for managing canine and feline diabetes


On the fifth day of Christmas, my ferret gave to me,

furniture that's really stinky.


Highlights from the world of ferret medicine


On the sixth day of Christmas, my monkey gave to me

the prison sentence I'm currently serving.


Illegal exotics: Treat the animal or report the client?


On the seventh day of Christmas, my puppy gave to me

a really itchy case of fleas.


The flea control toolkit


On the eighth day of Christmas, my fish gave to me

a full day of tank cleaning.


Helping fish flourish: Environmental enrichment for aquatic species


On the ninth day of Christmas, my Golden gave to me

broken molars from his bone chewing.


Counseling clients on fractured teeth in their pets


On the tenth day of Christmas, my bird gave to me

an abdominal ultrasound emergency.


The 3 types of bird owners: A Fetch dvm360 conference doodle


 On the eleventh day of Christmas, my cat gave to me a surprise lesson in endocrinology.

The feline facets of Cushing's disease


On the twelfth day of Christmas, my pets gave to me

an unconditional love on which we can agree.




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