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From TikTok- Thoughts on Canine Vaccine Hesitancy

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Canine Vaccine Hesitancy: The Fight Against Anti-vaccine Misinformation Goes On

For many years now, I have fought against the encroachment of anti-vaccine misinformation and fears into veterinary medicine. I have written blog posts and journal articles on the subject, and I’ve discussed vaccine hesitancy in podcasts, on YouTube, and at veterinary conferences.  It has long been … Continue reading

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Dr. Karen Becker Pleads for Freedom from Criticism

One of the least reliable sources of veterinary information the internet, Dr. Karen Becker, is at it again.  In a recent FB post, she implies that my criticism of her anti-science claims, her promotion of unscientific, unproven, and ineffective therapies, … Continue reading

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Evidence Update: Seresto Flea & Tick Collars

A couple of years ago, I wrote about the wave of concern over the safety of Seresto flea and tick collars, prompted by a sloppy bit of fear-mongering journalism. My conclusion at the time was: There are undoubtedly some risks to … Continue reading

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The VetMind Podcast

Had a nice chat with the folks at the VetMind Podcast recently about veterinary medicine, aging, and life in general!

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Diarrhea Part 3- What to do…

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Diarrhea Part 2- At the vet…

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TikTok- Diarrhea Part 1- When to worry…

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Acute Diarrhea in Dogs- Resources

SkeptVet PostsMetronidazole for Acute Diarrhea in Dogs: An Evidence-based Treatment? Chinese Herb vs Metronidazole for Diarrhea in Dogs: An Example of the Problems with Alternative Medicine Research Probiotic Fortiflora: Not apparently very helpful in preventing diarrhea in shelter animals Encouraging … Continue reading

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Liquid Biopsy- An Evidence Update

I have written about the emerging liquid biopsy tests a couple of times before (here and here). These are blood tests that are intended to find signs of cancer circulating in the blood. This can be used for screening, testing individuals with … Continue reading

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