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Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Playing Chicken With Your Dog
Lessons learned from life experiences seem to stick in your memory. Years ago, I relieved myself in the great outdoors on a blustery day, only...

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The Wild Side // It’s A Fish-Eat-Fish World
Treating exotic animals requires creativity and a “why not?” philosophy. New ideas are shared openly in the exotic animal community so that patients benefit. To...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Turtle’s Ninja Days Are Over
My children are really into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In fact, they watch this educational program every week – with their daddy, of course. You...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // A Chocolate Lab’s Sweet Addiction
Rex walked into our office one day with his good buddy Koa, a 2-year-old rambunctious chocolate Labrador retriever. I’ve known Koa since he was a...

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The Wild Side // A Child’s Compassion And Strength
It’s funny how life can revolve around a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old. I never thought fatherhood would be this difficult. Maybe it’s because I’m nearing...

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The Wild Side // Eyeing Hazards In The Workplace
Working in the veterinary profession can be quite hazardous to your health. Patients occasionally try to bite you, and a variety of zoonotic diseases (diseases...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Bidding Adieu To A True Friend
The saying “life is short”comes from Mark Twain. This definitely holds true for most of our domesticated species. Although we may live to a ripe...

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The Wild Side // Healthy Pets Need A Healthy Diet
Pet owners have a challenging dilemma as they select from a wide range of pet foods. Some owners come into our practice touting the virtues...

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The Wild Side // An Explosive Situation
As the weather gets cooler, I’m often reminded of my days in Minnesota. It was the perfect place for a veterinary education because when it...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // A Creepy, Vicious … Lovebird?
Vampire bats and Tasmanian devils represent creatures of the animal kingdom with misleading names. Misnomers, if you will. Vampire bats evoke visions of transforming denizens...

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The Wild Side // Treating Pets With Eggplants?
Many cultures have medicinal remedies that have been passed down from generation to generation. Some have proven valid even in today’s scientific world, while others...

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The Wild Side // On Chit Bulls And Pihuahuas
If you enjoy surfing the Internet, then I urge you to use your favorite search engine to look up designer dog breeds. The various websites...

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The Wild Side // Catching Diseases From Our Pets
There are many hazards associated with being a veterinarian. The most obvious is the possibility of being bit by a painful or angry patient. Also...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // A Heartworm Alert To Cat Owners
The Wild Side column is dedicated to sharing real-life stories about owners and their pets. For the most part these stories are lighthearted and fun,...

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The Wild Side // Pit Bull Laid Low By Bad Chicken
Rocco, a big, bruising 2-year-old male pit bull, had a handful of problems. Problem No. 1: He was allowed off leash to roam his countryside...

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The Wild Side // A Sticky Tale Of A Dog’s Haircut
Mr. Thompson brought his 2-year-old Pomeranian Frankie in for an annual exam. I couldn’t help but stare at Frankie’s new hairdo. Normally impeccably groomed and...

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The Wild Side // The Dirty Little Secrets Of Fleas
The summer months are here, which means warmer days and fun at the beach. Unfortunately for our furry pets, it also means a vast increase...

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The Wild Side // Peewee And The Electric Slide
Dancing is an expressive form of communication. Interpreting the fine nuances can be quite challenging. Many times something is lost in translation, as was the...

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The Wild Side // Overstimulated Pooch
Having a veterinarian in the family means instant advice at all times of day. Great for the family pets, but maybe not so great for...

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The Wild Side // An Eggs-act Diagnosis For Scarlet
People are always amazed at the type of pets that come to our hospital. Dogs and cats are no surprise, but anorexic chameleons or itchy...

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