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Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)

2020-09-23T07:25:49-07:00September 21st, 2020|Cats, Dogs|

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is a serious disease, but if caught early enough, there is much we can do about it. Vigilance on your part is the key to noticing any abnormalities warranting an exam by one of our doctors. It occurs in dogs and cats, although much more often in cats. There are two predominant versions of this disease; the skin version and the oral version: The skin version of SCC is caused by excessive amounts of sunshine, so the disease is prevalent here in California. White-haired cats have more than a 13 times greater risk of getting this

Diabetes Mellitus (Sugar Diabetes)

2020-07-23T18:58:49-07:00July 23rd, 2020|Avian, Cats, Dogs, Guinea Pig|

This page describing diabetes mellitus (DM) is very thorough and will require some study if you want to understand it fully. We have a summary page on DM if that suits your needs better than this detailed page. Sugar diabetes, more correctly know as diabetes mellitus (DM), is a complex disease that is difficult to control, particularly in cats. Proper treatment requires a commitment on your part, usually for the life of your pet. It is well worth the effort in most cases because response to treatment is usually quite rewarding. A pet being treated for DM with insulin injections

Osprey eating fish

2020-06-20T08:37:26-07:00June 20th, 2020|Wildlife Photographer, Wildlife Photography, Wildlife Photography Blog|

There is lots of activity with the hawks and ospreys at Bolsa Chica right now. If you time it right you can see them while they are dining on some local cuisine. Taking photos like this requires professional level equipment that not only focuses fast with powerful lenses but it can stand up to the rigors of the outdoors. I order all of my camera equipment and accessories from Allen's Camera. They have the best service, and do not push you into purchasing something that is not right for you. Many professional photographers purchase from them instead of the larger places

Tsavo at Night

2020-06-20T12:58:03-07:00June 20th, 2020|Wildlife Photographer, Wildlife Photography, Wildlife Photography Blog|

We call this page "nocturnal Africa" since we spent a significant amount of time out in the bush throughout the evening. Its a whole different world at night.... Before we begin lets look as some of our guides par excellence! Simon, guide and budding comedian forgetting to take the lens cap off. Chui, the flat tire king And Alex, laughing at us as we clang aboard the Land Rovers with all of our equipment. We used a million candle power light at night in order to see in the distance. Most of the time all we could see were the

Enchanted Galapagos

2020-06-20T08:46:39-07:00June 20th, 2020|Wildlife Photography Blog|

At the end of March I took a group of 12 friends and veterinarians to Galapagos. If it is on your bucket list this trip is well worth the time and effort. The guides are awesome, the wildlife viewing is just about as good as it gets, the water is warm and clear, and the Ecuadorian people are gracious (and prepare great meals). Some of my guests were repeats from my African safari trips and their photographic expertise is increasing (finally). We will share some of their pictures, although this page has just a small fraction of the wildlife we

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