Ask the Vet - Vallard C. Forsythe, DVM


Keep pets from toxic plants

Dear Dr. Forsythe:  Please warn your readers to be very careful about exposing their pets to toxic plants during this busy time of... Continue

Pets should always have safe harbor

Dear Dr. Forsythe:  I wanted to ask your advice on how to handle a delicate situation with our two pets.  We have a wonderful dog... Continue

Three things you just have to know

There are a few things about being a veterinarian that are very difficult.  Oh, don’t get me wrong, overall it is a marvelous profession... Continue

Keep pets on regular med schedule

Dear Dr. Forsythe:  I was wondering if it is that important to give heartworm prevention to my dog every single month.  I try to... Continue

Advances in doggie dentistry

Dear Dr. Forsythe: I was interested in getting my dog’s teeth cleaned since I know he has really bad breath.  I had them cleaned... Continue

Porch no place to relax

You sure can see a lot of interesting things sitting out on your lovely old porch on Broadway.  People have been urging me to take... Continue

Has family life gone to the dogs?

Dear Dr. Forsythe:  What would you say to somebody who is so obsessed with her dogs that she doesn’t have anything left to give... Continue

Death of a pet – two perspectives

It’s one of the hardest things a veterinarian has to cope with, and it happened to me recently.  I received a dreaded telephone... Continue

When doctors friend

Last week I was Facebooking with some of my classmates (oh no, has Facebook turned into a verb now?) and many of these good, corn-fed... Continue

Outdoor cat

Dear Dr. Forsythe: My cat “Dexter” likes to spend about half his time outside. Usually he comes in at night, and when he is outside,... Continue