Dr. Eric Barchas

Dr. Eric Barchas is 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 Dr. Barchas lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Denise, and his canine pal, Buster. His main veterinary interests are emergency and critical care, wellness, pain management and promotion of the human-animal bond. Dr. Barchas has to Dogster and Catster since May 2005.

Some cat emergencies come on suddenly and are overt, but others start off vague. Here’s how to recognize an emergency situation and when to bring your cat to the vet ASAP.
Some cat emergencies come on suddenly and are overt, but others start off vague. Here’s how to recognize an emergency situation and when to bring your cat to the vet ASAP.
How often do cats need shots, or other preventative measures like flea and heartworm treatments? We turned to a vet for the best advice.
How often do cats need shots, or other preventative measures like flea and heartworm treatments? We turned to a vet for the best advice.
A kitten playing with a ball of yarn seems cute… But if your cat ate string (or tinsel, ribbon, dental floss, fishing line…) it can be life threatening.
A kitten playing with a ball of yarn seems cute… But if your cat ate string (or tinsel, ribbon, dental floss, fishing line…) it can be life threatening.
Was your cat stung by a wasp or bee? And what if your cat gets stung by a snake or spider? Here’s what to know about stings and bites on cats.
Was your cat stung by a wasp or bee? And what if your cat gets stung by a snake or spider? Here’s what to know about stings and bites on cats.

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