Ask the Vet - Vallard C. Forsythe, DVM


Let the pros handle doggie dental care

Dear Dr. Forsythe:  I am writing to you hoping that you will let other pet owners know about my nightmare situation with my mini-dachshunds.... Continue

What’s up with Twiggy?

Dear Dr. Forsythe: I heard that your mascot at the veterinary hospital, Twiggy the bulldog, was having a serious operation. Is she... Continue

When a veterinarian goes vegetarian

Dear Readers:  Now that I’ve been home two weeks after my adventure through Thailand, I’ve been able to spend some much needed... Continue

Moment of truth in Thailand

Dear Readers: I’m a guy who has always enjoyed a good steak as much as anyone I know, but my recent journey through Thailand has... Continue

Traveler faces inconvenient truth about vaccines

Dear Dr. Forsythe:  I wanted to relay an incident that happened regarding an attempt to board my dogs a while back that turned into... Continue

Hot under the collar

Dear Dr. Forsythe: I saw a little dog in car last Saturday who was barking and going out of its mind.  The windows were only down... Continue

Getting right to the point

Dear Dr. Forsythe: I saw that you offer acupuncture at your hospital but I just don’t understand how a pet could ever hold still... Continue

A new (old) approach to animal treatment

Dear Dr. Forsythe: Lately I have been a little concerned about my seven-year-old Labrador, Maya.  She has really slowed down and really... Continue

Bathing schedule is all wet

Dear Dr. Forsythe: I wondered how often I should give my dog a bath.  Lately I have bathed her every three to four days because I... Continue

Don’t try this at home

Dear Dr. Forsythe: What is the best way to teach a Bulldog how to ride a skateboard?  I saw the video on YouTube of that dog in Los... Continue