Mindy A. Cohan, VMD

Mindy A. Cohan, VMD

VETERINARIAN
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Dr. Mindy Cohan

Recent Articles

5 Signs Your Pet Is Having an Allergic Reaction
Allergic reactions are something we have in common with our pets. Anaphylaxis, a severe and potentially life-threatening reaction often seen in people following exposure to things such as shellfish, nuts, and insect stings, can also affect dogs and cats. Both people and pets are susceptible to numerous allergens such as insect bites or stings, drugs (like medications and vaccines), foods, and...
Bone Problems That Can Affect Your Pet
By Mindy Cohan, VMD  Maintaining good bone health is essential for a pet’s well-being since they provide crucial support for the entire body. There are a wide variety of bone diseases that can affect pets, yet many present with similar symptoms, such as limping and pain. It is important for pet owners to recognize the signs of bone disease and to seek treatment early to maintain their dog or...
Why Your Cat Can’t Go Without Food
Because cats have an innate ability to hide illness, an underlying disease might be quite advanced by the time a pet parent notices a problem. An important red flag is a change in appetite. There are many reasons for a cat to develop partial or complete anorexia. Medical problems such as kidney disease, pancreatitis, ingestion of non-food material, cancer, dental disease, urinary tract disease,...
5 Types of Liver Disease in Dogs
  By Mindy Cohan, VMD   The liver serves a role in many vitally important bodily functions. It is critical in the metabolism or breakdown of many drugs, enabling the body to use therapeutic medications. The liver detoxifies the blood, ridding the body of harmful chemicals and metabolites. In addition to its important filtration system, the liver is a very productive organ. By producing glucose...
How to Give Your Pet a Pill
How to Give Your Pet a Pill
By Mindy Cohan, VMD Giving oral medication to a cat or dog can be a challenge for pet parents. If your veterinarian recommends medication for your cat or dog, she has your pet’s best interest in mind. Fortunately, pilling a pet is not an impossible task once you learn a few tricks of the trade. Here’s how to increase your success.  Hiding Your Pet’s Medication in FoodA helpful strategy for...
Outdoor Cat Controversy: Is It Ever OK to Let Them Roam?
Pet parents commonly pose the question as to whether they should allow their cats to venture outside of the house. As a veterinarian and advocate for animal welfare, I explain that the decision is ultimately theirs, but to bear in mind that their cat is likely to use up her “nine lives” more quickly while outdoors. As with any controversial topic, there are both pros and cons to providing...