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Author Archives: Dr. Jeff Nichol / For the Journal

Feline fatties are not living full lives

If left to fend for themselves in the wild, our cats would survive on prey, displaying their prowess with buff physiques.

Bladder disease common

Indoor cats and their wayward urinary issues can be major stressors for their families.

Big dog grazes off the counter

Q: My airedale Max is tall for his breed and has easy access to the kitchen counters.

Cat is thinking outside the box

Q: Last year during the July 4 fireworks, my 5-year-old cat tried to use the litter box, messed on himself, and got a urinary infection.

Canine distemper spreading fast

Veterinarians in New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas have seen a significant uptick in canine distemper cases.

Keep an eye on old cats

While ooohing and aaahing at the beautiful and peaceful new cattery, Casa de Los Gatos, at Animal Humane New Mexico last week I was asked about a 17-year-old cat.