Petersen Pet Hospital - June 2023

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Under anesthesia, Dr. Carmo’s team could take full mouth radiographs and a complete oral exam. Madison had an anesthesia technician with him the entire time

measuring his heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, oxygenation, and anesthesia depth and performing fluid therapy. Madison did have a few teeth

extracted, and the remaining teeth were cleaned out beautifully. Once Madison was awake, he got many cuddles from our team and could go home that same day. Due to his age, Madison did take longer to recover from the procedure, which is natural and expected. However, the benefits afterward were rewarding. All pets will feel significantly better Before

Long before diss tracks, rap battles, and “yo mama” jokes, there was medieval “flyting.” Defined as quick exchanges of witty insults, these poetic slights were popular in England and Scotland from the 5th to 16th century. Insulting someone in verse took immense effort and quick wits, and they were undoubtedly a performance you didn’t want to miss. Despite crude language and below-the-belt potshots, flyting became entertainment for royals and was dubbed “court flyting.”While these jests are not well-documented, one flyting event made history. The iconic exchange known as “The Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedie” occurred in the early 16th century between William Dunbar and Walter Kennedie. The two were performing their court flyting for the Scottish King James IV. Both men were known for their intellect and clever nature, and their flyting did not disappoint. This famous dialogue featured two firsts: using fecal matter as an insult and dropping the F-bomb. Low-brow and crass, these speedy insults were simply too entertaining for even kings and queens to ignore. If you’re wondering what exactly these two “gentlemen” were saying, we’d have to admit that it would be difficult to quote without including expletives and curses. However, one tame section can be shared here. Dunbar reportedly insulted Kennedie by saying: The Original Rap Battles How Disses Became Poetry

without plaque or tartar. They’ll have reduced pain and better breath; plus, professional dental cleanings have been proven to prolong a pet’s life. If you have a senior pet that needs a dental cleaning, our team will always provide the best and safest protocol specifically made for your pet. Therefore, do not hesitate to contact our doctors to discuss the most appropriate option for your furry friend.


If your cat needs extra hydration this summer, consider making your own puréed cat treats. They’re just as good as the squeezy tube treats you can get at your local pet store.


4 oz chicken (or your cat’s favorite protein)

4 tbsp water

DIRECTIONS 1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add chicken and boil for 5–6 minutes or until the center is no longer pink. 2. Once chicken is cooked, cut it into small pieces. Add sliced chicken to food processor, then add 4 tbsp of water. 3. Purée the chicken and water together until it reaches a paste consistency. Avoid having any chicken chunks. 4. Pour the liquid cat treat into a plastic squeeze bottle. Cut the tip of the bottle to make the hole bigger as needed, then let your cat snack! (You can put any remaining liquid treat in the freezer for use later.)

Maggoty mutton, gorged glutton, scurrilous certain heir to Hillhouse, Rank beggar, oyster-dredger, dismal debtor on the lawn, Lily-livered, soul-shivered, cheap as slivers in the millhouse, Bard baiter, thief of nature, false traitor, devil’s spawn.

While these amusing fights were a form of entertainment, men also used them to influence the courts and improve their social profile while lowering others. So, as you can imagine, flyting could get intense (similar to rap battles and heated diss tracks).

Centuries have passed, yet some things never really change!


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