Dr. Doug, I read your article in the KWC this weekend (5-1-21) about mosquitoes, heartworm and the Friendly mosquitoes. Your timing always see…

Dr. Doug, I read your article in the KWC this weekend (5-1-21) about mosquitoes, heartworm and the Friendly mosquitoes. Your timing always see…

We’ve all had these moments: A novel inspires a lifelong love of literature. A recording drives us to explore a new genre of music. A painting…

Did it again. Hopped on an elevator in Miami Tuesday sans mask. Oblivious of naked face until a mom and her little ones, all masked, even the …

Few relationships are as special as a bond between a mother and her child. There is often so much laughter, so much love and so many good time…

Sunday is Mother’s Day, in case you forgot. If you did, you still have time. Consider a book. Buying a book is a compliment when you take the …

Maintaining balance and agility as we age can be difficult. Throughout time we limit physical activities, muscles weaken and our ability to re…

When buying a wine, most of us probably have three main questions: Does it taste good? Is the price right? More and more, we base our purchasi…

I was recently asked, “If you can’t decide what color to paint a room, is it safe to choose neutral or is that simply a boring cop-out?” Actua…

April was Heartworm Prevention month. Heartworm, a potentially lethal parasite of dogs, cats, ferrets and other mammals, is carried by mosquit…

Darn it. I wish I had friends like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. The kind with a million bucks in spare change handed over for whatever cool thin…

Not surprisingly, the trunks of the fiddlewood trees (Citharexylum spinosum) are used to make fiddles. The name comes from the Greek, where “k…

Intense cardio workouts tend to produce the best results, but they can also be challenging. Interval training, also known as high-intensity in…

Dear Dr. Doug, I have an old black lab dog that has a few fatty tumors on his skin. One of them is about the size of an orange. It is not both…

As my dad would say back in olden times, “Lord willing and the creek don’t rise,” by the time you’re reading this I’ll be sitting on my front …

There are plenty of considerations that may limit your options for an at-home menu. Add in a gluten allergy, or simply a desire to avoid it, a…

Every time I see the “I’ve got junk” commercial on television I get annoyed. I can’t imagine anyone pointing at a room and saying, “take it al…

Rain smells differently wherever it falls. The spring rain that melts the last of the smog covered dregs into the slowly dripping gutters and …

Per Wikipedia: “Ophidiophobia is a particular type of specific phobia — the abnormal fear of snakes. The word comes from the Greek words “ophi…

I asked someone I had just met where he lived. “Home is wherever I am,” he answered. I thought this was a smug answer. Where do you go with th…

Sweets with enhanced fruit flavors are often among the best of the best when it comes to family treats. Fruit can add levels of sweet, tart or…