Sherry Weaver

Keeping Dogs Safe In The Heat

Keeping Dogs Safe In The Heat

The summer is a great time to talk about overheating. All over the country and year-round, dogs are put in situations that are not safe due to temperature. This can happen even in cooler parts of the country and during the winter, so you should always use good judgment. Never Leave Your Pet in the […]

How to Care for a Dog With Megaesophagus

How to Care for a Dog With Megaesophagus

Dear Dr. Weaver, I recently rescued a puggle from an animal shelter. I soon discovered that he has a condition known as megaesophagus, which, from what I understand, is serious and requires constant vigilance to control. I was assured by my vet that it is not the type of condition that will resolve itself over […]

Shih Tzu With Back Problems

Shih Tzu With Back Problems

I have a Shih Tzu that is about 10 years old, and he is having problems with his back hind leg. It is almost like there is a catch in his back. He is unable to jump and appears to be in some pain. I have taken him to the vet 3 different times. They […]

Parvovirus in Puppies

Parvovirus in Puppies

Dear Dr. Weaver, We adopted two pups from our local shelter, had them for three days, and ended up having them put down because of parvo. They apparently had the virus when we adopted them. We weren’t told they were exposed or possibly had the virus. Very disheartening. 🙁 We truly want pups, but don’t […]

What to Do If Your Dog Has Trouble Breathing

What to Do If Your Dog Has Trouble Breathing

Dear Dr. Weaver, We have a cocker spaniel, and he has huge allergies. He has trouble breathing all of the time. We tried inhalers and breathing treatments. It seems to help for a few minutes but, after that, it is down hill again. He is allergic to a lot of things, but we keep that […]

Is a Dog’s Staph Infection Contagious To Humans?

Is a Dog’s Staph Infection Contagious To Humans?

Dear Dr. Weaver, I recently adopted a male Westie mix from a local shelter. As suggested, I took him to my vet just to make sure he was healthy. Magnum had a rash on his back leg, and after careful examination, the vet concluded that he had a Staph infection. She gave me some antibiotics […]