Dr. Jennifer
Dr. Fry has been working at Antietam Valley Animal Hospital as an Associate Veterinarian since June of 1998.  Dr. Fry received her B.S. in Biology from Susquehanna University in 1994 and her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998.  Her special interests are internal medicine, behavioral medicine and alternative therapies. Dr. Fry will be attending a course in Homeopathy in January/February 2003. 

 
I own a diabetic cat--Victoria, 8 year old DSH (dilute calico), weighing in at 16.5 pounds.
She is currently on DM food dry mixed with a bit of T/D for her teeth 
(which are very nice and clean, since she loves to eat) as well as a small amount of canned 
DM and treats daily.   She is on PZI insulin once daily...I switched her to that as an
experiment since I never used it...it was off the market already when I was in school. 
I had her on Humulin U before, but I think the PZI is better since it is so much closer to 
their own insulin.  I caught her diabetes early, so she never lost weight from it. And I still 
don't know if I induced her diabetes because I had given her 2 steroid injections for a sore
leg or if she became diabetes cause she is overweight?????  Oh well, so now we are living 
with it....she has not had any major problems even when I went on vacation and my mom 
had to give her insulin.  And her partner in crime (her littermate, sister) is Scrungy, medium 
hair, gray and white, mentally challenged cat...she is not diabetic--thank god--because I 
would never be able to give her shots....trying Prozac was a real challenge!!!   Since I 
moved and separated her from the other 2 cats, she is not quite as bad (she was not using 
her litter box and cries all the time...and I don't know what she is saying...I did talk to an
animal communicater and she gave me some insight.  It was wild! So things are better.) 
I have just gotten FELIWAY http://www.feliway.com/html2/shop.php3/index.html  in the 
electric diffuser (plugs in the wall and emits the cat's natural pheromones) and it has helped 
her anxiety and she doesn't cry as much.   I love 'em both even though I have puke piles to
clean up...like right now! OH yuck!  Anyway, enough about them...I will try to track down
some pictures of them....


Scrungy and Vicki

February 04, 2005 - Rainbow Bridge

It is with a sad, heavy heart and tear filled eyes that I write this
e-mail....My beloved VICKI passed away this morning at 4am.  I found her
in a coma on the floor when I got home from work yesterday and managed to
revive her, but she began to have seizures for which valium would not control. 
Now she is at rest.  I will miss her very much.

In Loving Memory of VICTORIA FRY 8/23/1994-2/4/05

Vacancy

Your favorite chair is vacant now,
no eager purrs to greet me.
No softly padded paws to run
ecstatically to meet me.

No coaxing rubs, no plaintive cry,
will say its time for feeding.
I've put away your bowl
and all the things you won't be needing.

But I will miss you, little friend,
for I could never measure,
the happiness you brought to me,
the comfort and the pleasure.

And since God put you here 
to share in earthly joy and sorrow,
I'm sure there'll be a place for you 
in heaven's bright tomorrow! 

Author Unknown

And if anyone wants to look up a disease condition there is also an
encyclopedia on the website...here's the link....
 http://www.antietamvet.com/encyc.cfm


Questions and Answers by Dr.Jennifer

 Why does my vet not know enough about diabetes mellitus?

 Should I feed my pet Barf or Raw Food?

 Can I feed my pet rawhide and/or turkey?

 Will antibiotics and cranberries help my diabetic dog's 
UTI - Urinary Tract Infection?

 What herbs and supplements can help in UTI's, 
Bladder Stones and Renal Failure?

 Should I Vaccinate my pet every year! 

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