Entries by Dr. Christina Cole


Tank the Boston Terrier with IVDD

Say hello to sweet Tank! Tank is a six year old Boston Terrier that lost complete function in his back end one weekend. After a trip to the emergency veterinarian, Tank was diagnosed with intervertebral disc disease that had caused a likely disc to herniate or rupture. The family was recommended to do an MRI […]

Do Grain-Free Diets Lead to Heart Disease?

There was an article published recently that seems to have incited quite a bit of confusion in the animal nutrition world.  The report claims that grain-free diets may be the cause of increased heart disease in dogs.  More specifically, a condition known as dilated cardiomyopathy.  The article, unfortunately, is very misleading.  This blog will discuss […]

Hannah the Lab and her Vestibular Condition

Say hi to Hannah! Hannah is a beautiful 15 year old chocolate lab that has been incredibly healthy her entire life. This past month Hannah began to exhibit signs of what looked like a stroke. Her head tilted, she was hardly able to walk, and her appetite was nonexistent (obviously something was wrong since she’s […]

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Princeton the Dachshund and his Disc Bulge

Take a moment to meet Princeton. This handsome fellow was diagnosed with a disc problem that suddenly came out of nowhere. He began dragging his back leg and his parents feared it wouldn’t be long before he was partially paralyzed. They were told the options were surgery, a cart, and possible euthanasia. Princeton’s parents knew […]

What is kibble?

We often get asked for nutrition advice with respect to pets.  We are by no mean experts, but we do hear a lot of things through the grape vine.  Nutrition is a super complex issue and there are many foods out there.  There is wet, freeze-dried, raw, kibble and more.  This blog’s purpose isn’t to […]