Tuesdays with Tony

A weekly blog for horse owners written by Tony, the official Springhill Equine Veterinary Clinic office cat.

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Let’s Go Horse Show!

Tuesdays with TonyI hear this thing called 'competition season' is approaching. As a cat, I compete with no one. I am perfection, and I know it. However, I understand things are different in your world. You humans have a thing called horse shows, where you compete for...

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Poisonous Plants

Tuesdays with TonyPoisonous Plants Plants are delicious. Who doesn’t love to chow down on a plant the humans have carefully placed for decorative purposes? I know I do. I have learned, however, that not all plants are safe for eating. This rule applies to cats, dogs,...

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Tuesdays with TonyThe docs have seen a lot of fencing-related injuries recently, so I have been tasked with educating you humans about the best way to keep your horses safely where you want them. Cats, as a rule, don’t exactly have boundaries, so I’m not sure I’m the...

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Do you REALLY want to buy a horse?

Tuesdays with Tony It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas horse shopping season. Three words: DON’T DO IT! Read on for wise words of wisdom from this cat before you buy a horse at Christmas time. Know the cost Just like there are no free lunches, there are...

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Lameness: Video Diagnosing and Rehab

Tuesdays with Tony This 'riding of horses' thing amazes me. First, that they let you humans do it. Second, how much devotion you humans have to it. I wish my minions had that level of devotion to scratching my chin just right all day long. That would make me a happy...

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Winter Colic

Tuesdays with Tony First off, before I talk about colic and cold weather, I'd like to thank everyone who shared their BBQ with me at my Open House on Saturday. I had a great time, and I appreciate all the scratches and compliments! Apparently my minions had a good...

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Open House

Tuesdays with Tony Open House If you are looking for a fun family activity to attend this weekend, look no further! My biggest “See Tony” event of the year (a.k.a. Open House) is this Saturday, November 4th, from 10 - 2! This year's theme is Boosting Your Horsepower....

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Dr. Lacher’s Trip To Purina

Tuesdays with Tony I eat Purina cat food. Dr. Lacher told me she was going to the Purina research facility, so naturally I felt I should get some food out of the deal. Turns out Purina horse and Purina cat aren’t the same thing, so I didn’t get anything out of this...

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Super Seniors

Tuesdays with Tony Dr. Lacher recently saw two of our Super Seniors for a Wellness visit. One of these, Sierra, was 31 and the other, Crud, was 34 years old! Holy Old Horses! I asked her what’s an owner got to do to get a horse to that age??? Read on for the answer to...

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