Author Archives: The Cheerful Vet

About The Cheerful Vet

Dr. Anette Heaslet, born in Denmark, practices at The Cheerful Vet in Ashland, Oregon. A UC Davis graduate also certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, she has helped pioneer Veterinary Integrative Medicine. The philosophy at The Cheerful Vet is simple. “There is no alternative medicine, there is medicine that works and medicine that does not.”

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Acupuncture Works!

Acupuncture originated thousands of years ago and involves using tiny needles to stimulate different points on the body. The Chinese talk about Qi, (Chi) as an energy or life force that flows in our bodies. When Qi is in balance and flowing freely, we are healthy. When it is out...

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Fred The Cat

It was over a decade ago when Fred the cat walked into the warehouse of a local Ashland business. The scruffy tabby quickly won over the staff with his big eyes and engaging personality. Since that fateful day, these wonderful people have generously seen this alley cat through kidney disease,...

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Excerpts From a Cat’s Diary

By popular demand – source unknown.   Day 983 of my captivity. My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for...

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Dogs don’t do well in heat!

We humans have a tremendous advantage when trying to stay cool. We’re covered in these marvelous sweat glands, especially my uncle Olaf, and we do not have permanent fur coats attached to our bodies. (Except for my uncle Olaf.) Dogs however, have very few sweat glands and these are mostly...

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Pet Weight and Fleas

Q. My vet told me my little precious cat was chubby. Where can I find another vet? I don’t blame you! Your vet should be ashamed. Tinkerbell is simply big boned and her commanding presence is enhanced by her superior girth. She may be horizontally challenged, but that is not...

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Ask Anette the Vet!

The call came over the intercom as I was preparing for surgery. “STAT in the Lobby!” I rushed out the door as my technician handed me a stethoscope. In the lobby stood an elderly man, a rancher. He wore a new plaid shirt and old blue jeans. In his arms...

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Ask Anette the Vet!

She Died Needlessly The call came over the intercom as I was preparing for surgery. “STAT in the Lobby!” I rushed out the door as my technician handed me a stethoscope. In the lobby stood an elderly man, a rancher. He wore a new plaid shirt and old blue jeans....

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Ask Anette the Vet!

Q. I have 5 cats and, believe it or not, I’m single. Next week I have a date with this sensitive hunk I just met at the biker bar, but my entire house smells like cat pee. Help! A. This is a very common problem. It’s difficult to find sensitive...

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Ask Anette the Vet!

The Truth about Vaccinations.     Are immunizations life saving jabs that can save you on veterinary bills? Or are they yet another way that greedy veterinarians can rob you of your last penny and endanger your pet in the process? When first invented, vaccinations revolutionized the medical field and have saved...

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Ask Anette the Vet!

Every veterinarian gets the same phone call during the Holiday Season. Aunt Bertha is visiting from out of town, and she brought her little dog, a land shark named “Cuddles.” Cuddles has managed to get on to the dinner table and then proceeded to consume a two-pound plate of chocolate...

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Ask Anette the Vet!

I have a 4 year old American Eskimo mini. I came really close to having a complete dental done on him. I have a bad feeling about the practices of some vets in regard to these recommended very expensive and dangerous dental cleanings. What do you recommend?   Erin M....

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Ask Anette the Vet!

Q. Why do Bulldogs have flat noses? A. Because they keep chasing parked cars! Q. I seem to be spending most of my money making my vet rich. How can I avoid this? A. That is a great question and I was just discussing this with my slumlord the other...

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