Hey, companion animals! Do you have an embarrassing symptom or a mystery medical problem? Are you having trouble getting your Human to listen to you? Labby is here to help! Her Human is a veterinarian, and if neither of them knows the answer, they’ll look it up for you! Send your questions (250 words or less) to dearlabby@armsofaloha.com.   ***** Dear Labby, My Human just brought another cat into my house. She is about my age (three or four years old) and I can’t stand her. She acts so sweet and lovey around my Human, and purrs and jumps up on her lap. My Human thinksmore…

They can happen to anyone, even a veterinarian, and it’s usually not a big deal to take care of them. Let’s talk about how to detect fleas in and around your pets, and bust a few common myths and misunderstandings while we’re at it.more…

Any professional who deals with life and death situations will tell you that training is key to keeping a cool head in emergencies. That means having a plan, and you’ll likely want to include your pets. Here are some key points and resources to get you started.more…

When I first opened Arms of Aloha (beginning, as I’m fond of pointing out in speeches and interviews, as just me and a Rubbermaid box of supplies) and people would ask me what I do, I’d say almost apologetically, “Well, you know, I’m a veterinarian, but I’m actually opening this animal hospice….” Over time, I’ve learned to hold my head up and declare with confidence, “I’m a hospice veterinarian.” Animal lovers typically respond with some version of “I don’t know how you do it. That must be really tough.” This happens so often that I’ve advised everyone on our team to have a stock response.more…

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