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Dr. John Kaya
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...

Dr. John Kaya
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...

Dr. John Kaya
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,...

Dr. John Kaya
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...

Dr. John Kaya
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...

Dr. John Kaya
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...

Dr. John Kaya
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...

Dr. John Kaya
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...

Dr. John Kaya
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...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Hot Dog! That’s Some Dachshund
Nobody told me how difficult raising children would be. Every night I find myself wedged between my 4-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son trying to get...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Chickens, Diapers And Doritos
The other day, my 4year-old daughter Jada was picking through her dinner. “Eat your ham,” I said. “Daddy, ham is pig, right?” I nodded yes....

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // The Tricky Trials Of Training A Cat
My wife and I got our first cat Pebbles 14 years ago and enjoyed her so much that we decided to get Pebbles a companion....

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // ‘V’ Is For Valentine’s — And Viagra
There is a limited selection of medication approved for pets. Because of this, veterinarians turn to human pharmaceuticals to help their patients. Initially choosing the...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Obesity Is Bad For Dogs, Cats Too
We live in a gluttonous society. I write this from personal experience as I sit tapping “abdominus maximus.” This mentality of eating beyond our capacity...


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