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Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Tricky Drano’s Slow, Steady Recovery
Being a veterinarian carries a heavy responsibility. Not only do you have to help your patients at the clinic, but also you’re on call 24...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Hanapa‘a One Fish Hook With Tako
One of my favorite pastimes is diving for octopus, or in local terms, tako. On my dives, I see firsthand all the debris from fellow...

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The Wild Side // Willing To Try Anything To Save Sammy
Growing up in Kalihi, I had a dog named Taro and he lived in our yard under the mango tree. I remember bathing him on...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Anxious Cookie Wasn’t So Sweet
“Bye bye, Daddy, I love you.” Closing the door behind me, I paused for a full 10 seconds then slowly peeked back into the house....

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The Wild Side // Jumping Up To Drain A Drenched Dog
“It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.” —Hot Ticket Author Olivia Cunning should be given an award. I mean, having fun is important,...

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The Wild Side // Exploring The Wilderness Of Kalihi
Domestication has changed our pets, so they are no longer creatures of the wild. What does this mean? Well, it means horses now are available...

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The Wild Side // The Stress Of A Visit With The Vet
“It’s not what you eat that can be hazardous to your health — it’s what is eating you.” Given the context, our pastor wasn’t referring...

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The Wild Side // A Short Tale About Turtle Rage
Overcrowding can lead to many problems. In our society, we see it reflected in various criminal acts such as theft and road rage. Are other...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Pets Also Vulnerable In Flu Season
Cold and flu season is here, and though humans suffer through this time of year, the same can be said for our little critters. At...

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The Wild Side // Why Dogs And Bufos Don’t Mix Well
In Hawaii, with the cold weather comes the rain — a small price to pay, really. But with the rain comes an unwelcomed visitor, Bufo...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // This Lemon Was A Real Eye Opener
It’s funny how far a little bit of knowledge and wisdom can take you. As a veterinarian, I see countless individuals making poor choices and...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Unusually Colorful Thanksgiving Tale
Thanksgiving is upon us, and try as I may, I am drawing blanks when it comes to a turkey story. Since graduating from veterinary medical...

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The Wild Side // A Sad Goodbye To An Innocent Victim
When I was in high school, the topic making the news was euthanasia. Whenever I heard the word, I wondered why everyone was concerned about...

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The Wild Side // A Harrowing Halloween Tale
As All Hallows Eve approaches, I reminisce about the many harrowing events that have taken place in our veterinary hospital. People think we spend our...

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The Wild Side // Problems With Pets While Pregnant
You don’t have to go to the movies to see horror shows of zoonotic diseases that jump from animals to humans. Just watch the news...

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The Wild Side // Critters That Can Feast On Your Pet
Hawaii is a wonderful place to live. Beautiful beaches, gorgeous rainbows and exceptional weather are just a few of the reasons why many people love...

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The Wild Side // Why Picking Up Doggie Doo-doo Is A Health Issue
My son Jake was 4 on the day I whispered to him, “The bathroom is really dirty, just go pee in the water.” I watched...

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The Wild Side // Dogs Have Canine Best Friends, Too
Uurban Dictionary defines a best friend as a very special person in your life. Wikipedia says best friends share extremely strong interpersonal ties with each...

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The Wild Side // Flirting With A Winking Chicken
We humans have a knack for interpreting animal behavior and transforming this behavior into a desirable action. Take, for example, a puppy that licks your...

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The Wild Side // Adventures With Pets
May 6, 2009, is a very special date for me. This was the day that MidWeek published my first article, “A Mysterious Case of Bowie...

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