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Articles: American Veterinary Medical Assocation

The Necessity of Early Socialization, Dr. Houlihan of the AVMA

Socialization has become a buzz word. People know the word, care about socializing their pet but exactly what does it mean? I talk with Dr. Kendall Houlihan, assistant director of animal welfare about the topic on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. Indeed socialization is imperative – and we talk about why that…

American Veterinary Medical Association: Choosing the Right Pet for You

Dr. Kendall Houlihan, assistant director of animal welfare of the American Veterinary Medical Association chats on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about how to choose the right pet for you.  We talk about it all, from Guinea pigs to cats and dogs. And do your homework. People get rabbits when little kids…

Marijuana Poisoning and Pets

Bring home a prescription from the pharmacy and you generally place it in a cabinet, far from childrens’ reach and impossible for pets to get at. However, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) points out in this press release, that this is not the case for many bringing home marijuana products. Marijuana cookies, brownies, etc…

Dog Bite Prevention Week

No one knows how many dog bites there are a year. Some suggest that number is rising, even calling the situation an epidemic. The American Veterinary Medical Association and U.S. Postal Service with State Farm Insurance are together partnering to support Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 7 to 13. Numbers vary on just how many…

Passing of former AVMA and WVA Association President

Veterinary medicine lost a dedicated leader. The last time I saw her she had recently been named President of the World Veterinary Association . We spoke off-camera about the lackluster response of public officials in Puerto Rico following hurricane Maria and about one health, as you’ll see in the video below. Dr. Carlson was always…

Resolutions for Pets from the President

As we slide into February, in January I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. John de Jong ,president of the American Veterinary Medical Association about his resolutions for pets in 2019 on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. Resolution #1: Pets to get annual or best bi-annal check-ups. We now know, as…
AVMA pet demographics

New AVMA Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook

From the American Veterinary Medical Association Pet Ownership Sourcebook: Pet ownership is on the rise in the United States, with dogs leading the way and large increases in the number of less traditional pets like poultry and lizards, according to recently released data from the AVMA. The 2017-2018 edition of the AVMA Pet Ownership and Demographics…

3 Resolutions for Pets from AVMA President

Dr. Michael Topper, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), offers three New Year’s resolutions for pet owners HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World. Dr. Topper begins with helping pet owners understand that preventive illness is up because we’re not seeing veterinarians for regular check ups. Catching issues early leads to easier (and often less expensive) treatments.…

AVMA New Year's Resolutions

Dr. Joe Kinnarney, immediate past president of the American Veterinary Medical Association offers his New Year’s Resolutions for pets for 2017. Dr. Kinnarney has a crystal ball (who doesn’t) and offers what he alone can see on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World Radio show HERE. Dealing with overweight and obese pets – which are…

Reindeer Pronounced Healthy by AVMA President

It was a month before Christmas and at the North Pole, Dr. Tom Meyer (president of the American Veterinary Medical Association) was about to play his most critical role.  

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