Fairness to Consumers

Fairness to Consumers

by ANDREW M. STREIBER, DVM Q:  I recently came upon a report about the California State Legislature compelling veterinarians to offer clients a written prescription for all medications, including ones a doctor might stock in his or her own hospital’s pharmacy. ...
El Niño

El Niño

by ANDREW M. STREIBER, DVM Q:  The “El Niño” weather forecasts in California this year predict a wetter winter and spring.  What are the potential risks to cats and dogs that result from an increase in rain and the standing pools of water that follow? A:  The various...
Canine Influenza

Canine Influenza

by ANDREW M. STREIBER, DVM Q:  With all the reports last year of a new strain of canine influenza infecting dogs across the United States, I’m wondering what symptoms I should be aware of in my dogs, and if humans are able to contract this particular strain? A:  The...
Quality Treats

Quality Treats

by ANDREW M. STREIBER, DVM Q:  I’m wondering about dog treats.  I’ve heard that dogs can develop skin disease from food allergies.  I’m wondering if you have any thoughts on what are the best treats available over-the-counter and not necessarily...
Selecting the Right Food

Selecting the Right Food

by ANDREW M. STREIBER, DVM Q: Given the staggering number of choices available in dog foods these days, how do I go about selecting the food that is best for my dog? A: It’s true one might feel they need a PhD in animal nutrition to select the right pet food, but if...
Holiday Foods

Holiday Foods

by ANDREW M. STREIBER, DVM Q:  On the subject of Thanksgiving, would you mind giving me a rundown on the potential menu pitfalls for my four-legged kids? A:  While Thanksgiving is a great occasion for family, food, and football, it carries the risk of being a...