T. J. Dunn, DVM

T. J. Dunn, DVM

VETERINARIAN

Dr. TJ Dunn

Recent Articles

Pet Euthanasia: Everything You Need to Know
From the moment you welcome a new pet into your family, a strong bond starts to take root.  And as they get to be senior age, all pet parents wonder, "Will I be able to put my pet down when the time comes?” We fear losing our pets because they mean so much to us. Nevertheless, that time eventually arrives. When it does, many pet parents have questions about the process for pet euthanasia and...
Snake Bites And Dogs
Snake Bites And Dogs
 Venomous Snakes and DogsBy T.J. Dunn, Jr., DVM We are all familiar with situations where a dog happens to bite another dog or even a human. These occurrences are always scary. For me, the most heart-stimulating bite cases are the ones where the headline might read "Dog Bites Vet." Snakes, however, react quickly and don't care what's on the menu! So no matter who you are -- man or animal -- the...
Whelping - How Do Dogs Have Puppies?
By T.J. Dunn, Jr., DVM Well, you've really gone and done it now, haven't you! That moment you've been waiting impatiently for is here and you have to face the facts that you are going to be a puppy parent ... sort of. Whelping is the process of a dog giving birth to puppies, and, luckily, the vast majority of bitches will have their pups without any help from you or anyone else. In...
Demodectic Mange in Dogs
By T. J. Dunn, Jr., DVM Demodex in the dog is a common infestation of the dog’s skin with tiny, cigar-shaped, eight-legged mites. Also referred to as demodectic mange, the mites reside and feed in the hair follicle and oil glands of the skin. Demodex is generally less severe than Sarcoptic mites (often called scabies) and in most cases is self-limiting -- that is, the animal is able to arrest...
Safety Tips for the Professional Groomer
By T. J. Dunn, Jr., DVM Let's face it, dogs (and cats) are potentially dangerous -- especially when you get all up and personal with them. So it shouldn't be much of a surprise that you, as a groomer, must practice utmost care when you are clipping a pet here and trimming there. Here are a few tips and techniques ... Personal SafetyWatch closely how the dog and owner interact, and heed any...
Proper Grooming Techniques and Examination Skills for the Professional
By T. J. Dunn, Jr., DVM A groomer often spends more time with your pet than a neighborhood veterinarian. He or she is, therefore, better equipped to judge your pet's physical and mental attitude. So how do they do this? Well, each groomer has his or her methods, but I'll let you in on a little secret. It has a lot to do with examining the dog (or cat)thoroughly and recognizing what is "normal....