Dr. Brewer's Local Publications

posted: by: Dr. Jacqueline Brewer Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

Check out the links below for articles featuring Dr. Brewer or those she has written herself!

Skirt Magazine Article October 2011

Dr. Brewer is a lover of all animals, including wildlife. As a wildlife rehabilitator, Dr. Brewer has cared for many baby squirrels and even takes them home to feed throughout the night! Check out the feature on Dr. Brewer in Skirt! Magazine.

See the October issue of Lowcountry dog to read Dr.  Brewer's article on Dental and Heart Health (page 22). Also, see Parma and Cricket playing with the squirrels (page 16)

A Vet is Born

Charleston Doggy Town requested an interview with Dr. Brewer - read on to learn more about her!

The Disappearing Dog

As the 4th of July holiday approaches, we veterinarians spend much of our time addressing the all too common canine firework phobia. For me, it also brings back childhood memories of my first true love.

 When Most Banks are closed, Maybank is Open

In many ways, having a pet is like having a child. They both require almost constant surveillance when they’re young, and both pets and children need a large amount of love and attention. Both find ways to get into substances or situations that can cause them to become sick or injured. Just like children, pets need to go to the hospital sometimes too, but what can you do if your pet becomes sick outside of veterinarian office hours?  A trip to the Animal ER might be out of reach for some. Or what if your "child" needs a checkup, but you can't get out of work during the week? Maybank Animal Hospital can be an easy fix to that problem.

Ask the Vet: Pythiosis

The Problem: Considered a tropical pathogen (I guess we are becoming more tropical what with global warming), pythium is a parasite of grasses at the edges of water with fluctuating levels. When infected plants are inundated, the pythium, considered a "pseudo-fungus", releases reproductive bodies into the water to infect other plants.

These cells can also infect animal tissue thru breaks in the skin, or if swallowed, thru any irritation in the gastro-intestinal tract. Once in the tissue the organism grows while the body has a localized inflammatory reaction to the invading cells and a cancer-like mass develops, and like a cancer it will spread to surrounding tissue.

Ask the Vet: Recurrent Abscesses

The Problem: My dog Moose keeps getting abscesses between the same two toes even after antibiotics. She has not been licking excessively, it just shows back up! - Meghan Duprey

Can Dogs Get the Flu?

Yes. Dogs were largely felt to be exempt from the flu until 2004, when a new influenza strain was isolated from several groups of Florida racing greyhounds showing symptoms of respiratory tract disease. Doggy flu can mimic the well-known “ Kennel Cough” symptoms ,but with a different underlying microorganism

Ask the Vet: Spay & Neuter?

The Problem:  My husband and I adopted a Mastiff mix puppy and she is approaching the age when we should spay her. I definitely want to (there are so many sweet puppies and dogs already) but he is reluctant. Aren't there a lot of health benefits for dogs who are spayed (or neutered)? -Jessica M. Biersack

Ask the Vet: Snakebite Treatment

The Question: Is it safe to give an egg and Benadryl to a pet bitten by a venomous snake? -Sally Blevins Roberson

Ask the Vet: Stubborn Eaters

The Problem: My dog is a stubborn eater. We buy grain free high quality food & he always scarfs down the first bowl when first introduced then its like he never wants it again. We tried dog gravy but that gets expensive. He frequently skips meals and we are constantly buying new food. What gives? -Jenny Damewood

Signs of Salmonella Poisoning

Your pet is part of your family, and you go to great lengths to make sure he or she is happy, healthy, and well-fed. You may have heard about the Diamond Pet Foods recalls over the last few weeks, but we want to make sure everyone knows the facts so you can take the necessary steps to keep your family and your pets safe.