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I am a professional traveler who spends his spare time working as a full-time veterinarian; contributing to Dogster and Catster; walking, cooking, camping, and exploring the outdoors; skiing (when conditions permit); and reading Booker-shortlisted novels. In between trips I live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area with my fiancée, Denise, and my canine pal Buster. My main veterinary interests are emergency and critical care, wellness, pain management, and promotion of the human-animal bond. I have contributed to and been the resident vet at Dogster and Catster since May 2005.
Full Name (Including Embarrassing Second Names): Eric Barchas
Age: Too old, but it beats the alternative
Location: San Francisco
What I Do for a Living: Veterinarian
What I Do for Fun: Travel, camping, hiking, cooking, reading
The Furry Members of My Household Are: My pal Buster, a 7-year-old Lab mix
My Favorite Things to Write About Are: Animal welfare matters
My Pet Peeve Is: People who don't pick up their dog's feces
My Guilty Pleasures Are: Beer, except I don't feel guilty.
How I Deal with Dog/Cat Hair: I just purchased 12 vacuum bags.
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: A firefighter. Just kidding. A veterinarian.
1 Hour Ago — Out of the most dangerous things I have seen dogs eat, it's no surprise that many are not food.
Dec 3, 2013 — A TV news report says a common heartworm and flea preventative may be killing dogs -- but it has all the hallmarks of an unfounded rumor.
Nov 19, 2013 — Most Thanksgiving foods are okay in moderation, but it's the extras in some foods -- and excessive consumption -- that cause dogs problems.
Nov 12, 2013 — Some fear that humans can catch it from dogs, while others say it's part of a dog's routine intestinal milieu.
Oct 22, 2013 — People sometimes offer things that dogs can't safely eat; that can cause problems.
Oct 15, 2013 — The owner of two dogs found rat poison in her yard. The only possible source was a neighbor. She showed restraint in her reaction. Would you?
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