Carol Young

Carol is a registered veterinary technician with over 15 years experience in veterinary medicine. Her veterinary interests include nutrition, critical care, anesthesia and internal medicine, and she enjoys writing about various veterinary and pet-related topics. She is currently the president of the New Mexico Veterinary Technician Association. Carol lives in New Mexico with her husband, three goofy dogs, three demanding cats and three well-fed horses.

Diabetes insipidus in dogs

Diabetes Insipidus In Dogs

Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a metabolic condition in dogs that causes a dog’s urine to be very dilute. The term “insipidus” means “tasteless” in Latin, and diabetes insipidus is different than diabetes mellitus (DM), in that is caused by...

Rage syndrome in dogs

Rage Syndrome In Dogs – Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

We’ve all heard of “road rage,” but some dog owners may not be familiar with rage syndrome in dogs. Canine rage syndrome is characterized by an acute or a sudden aggressive behavior that comes out of nowhere, and then minutes later, the dog’s...

Westie skin problems

Westie Skin Problems – Causes And How To Treat Them

West Highland Terriers, or “Westies” as they are affectionately referred to, are a wonderful, friendly, and happy-go-lucky breed. However, they are prone to certain skin problems. The most common skin issue among the West Highland...

Collie eye anomaly

Collie Eye Anomaly – What Is CEA And How To Prevent It?

Collie eye anomaly (CEA for short), also known as Choroidal Hypoplasia, is a genetic condition that can lead to vision impairment and blindness in Collies and other herding dogs. CEA in dogs is caused by a mutation in the gene that is responsible...