Spinal Cord Problems in Animals



Obviously this is a huge subject that cannot be fully addressed in a brief article.  However, I will try to cover some of the broader aspects of this category of illness.  There are several causes of spinal cord damage: Congenital abnormalities Trauma Infections READ MORE

Pet Ear Infections

Pet Ear Infections


Is your pet suffering from ear infections? “Solutions for Chronic Ear Disease” is the title of an article written by Kahala Pet Hospital’s Dr. Patrick Leadbeater D.V.M., M.R.C.V.S.  It appears on pages 42-45 in the Spring 2013 issue of Island Dog Magazine.  The READ MORE

The Surgeon – Going Beyond the Basics

The Surgeon – Going Beyond the Basics


“I passionately believe that the practice of surgical intervention is like the making of a fine wine – part science, and part art.” Patrick Leadbeater D.V.M., M.R.C.V.S     Long before a wine goes in the bottle, a winemaker will spend a great READ MORE

Hawaii News Now Stem Cell Story

Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL Check Out The News Story The Wonderful People at Hawaii News Now Did About The Stem Cell Treatment Opportunities At Kahala Pet Hospital! If You Think Your Pet May Benefit From Stem Cell Therapy, Do Not READ MORE

Spinal Cord Problems In Dogs

It might start with something as simple as noticing that your dog has slowed down.  Or when you pick him up, he yelps with pain.  Maybe his back legs are weak, and he’s pulling himself more with his front legs.  These can all READ MORE

Exciting New Development in Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

I have previously discussed opportunities that exist now with stem cell therapy.  There is an exciting new development that will probably change the whole approach to veterinary medicine in the future. Until recently, if a decision is made to use stem cells in READ MORE

The Companion Animal Therapy



The Companion Therapy Laser System is the new leader in advanced high power laser therapy resulting in a greater depth of penetration and shorter treatment times than any other LED and Laser Therapy Devices. Manufactured by LiteCure, LiteCure has provided advanced laser technology READ MORE

Reassurance for Older Pets and their Owners



Contrary to popular belief, old age is not a disease.  Unfortunately, age related influences on the body do take place and the incidence of health issues does become more common as we proceed into senior years.  However, in the case of pets it READ MORE

Reassurance for Older Pets and their Owners

Contrary to popular belief, old age is not a disease. Not for humans, and certainly not for pets. Unfortunately, age related influences on the body do take place naturally over the course of life. Undoubtedly, the incidence of health issues does become more READ MORE

Honolulu Pet Hip Dysplasia & Animal Arthritis



A considerable part of my Honolulu veterinarian practice addresses orthopedic conditions from chronic arthritis to acute, complex fracture repair and spinal surgery. One such condition that most folks are familiar with is Hip Dysplasia and Hip Arthritis. However, the awareness of the presence READ MORE

Stem Cell Therapy

Kahala Pet Hospital is Pleased to Announce Our Ability to Offer Stem Cell Therapy to Our Patients There are a wide variety of uses of stem cell therapy in dogs and cats including: Canine osteoarthritis (hip, elbow, knee, shoulder), Canine immune mediated polyarthritis, READ MORE