Keoki's Corner

What Goes In, Must Come Out

What is the craziest thing that you’ve heard of a dog eating? Pantyhose? A baby’s pacifier? Maybe a diamond earring? It is astounding what some pets will eat!

Dogs and cats will eat non-food items, known as indiscriminate eating, or pica. This can include the aforementioned pantyhose and pacifier, or dirt, plants, rocks, human medication, and much more.  In some cases, the items will be eliminated normally, but in many cases, medical and or surgical intervention is required. According to the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, gastrointestinal (meaning in the stomach or intestines) foreign bodies are the most common surgical emergencies in veterinary medicine. Continue…

Meet the Breed: The Siamese

Si & Am from “Lady & the Tramp”

The Siamese cat is one of the most popular shorthaired breeds in America. The breed originated in Thailand (formerly known as Siam) where they were called “Moon Diamond.” They were first brought to the United States in 1878 as a gift to President Hayes and later to the United Kingdom in 1884. Their unique appearance including a sleek body, blue eyes, and pointed color patterns intrigued cat fanciers in the West.

The most  famous Siamese cats are probably the mischievous Si and Am from the Disney movie “Lady & the Tramp.” Continue…