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Articles: American Veterinary Medical Assocation

Our Pets Aren't Getting the Care They Should, Especially Cats!

I speak with Dr. Ron DeHaven, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association about why a decline in veterinary visits really does matter – and with Dr. Elizabeth Colleran, president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners about their latest initiative, Cat Friendly Practices. If quality of life is what it’s about, preventive care is…

WGN Radio Petcast: Report from North American Veterinary Conference

This WGN radio Petcast was recorded in January (2012) at the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando, FL. Listen HERE (you may need to wait a few moments for the petcast to load). Dr. Ron DeHaven is the executive vice president and CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and chair of the Partnership for…

2011, the Year of Rabies?

So, for those who wonder why we give our pets rabies vaccinations, rabies hasn’t gone away anymore in America than anywhere else in the world where the disease is prevalent. The difference here is protection. Enough of our pets are protected to make a difference, and we do communicate warnings to the public about the…

Santa's Veterinarian Gives the Reindeer A-Okay to Fly

Are you worried about Santa’s reindeer? I was – I mean you never know about these things. So, I checked – and there’s very good news from the North Pole, here’s the  President of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

WGN Radio Petcast: Hail to the Chief; Animals and the Kids Who Love Them; Cat Calls; A Pet's Night Before Xmas

Listen HERE to this very special Howliday PETCAST (May take a few moments to load). It includes hat valuable soliloquy and dramatic reading of A Pet’s Night Before Christmas. Please have your tissue at the ready, you will tear up or plug up. I can hear it now – the music – “Hail to the…

Dr. Robin Downing, Human Animal Bond Veterinarians

From my national radio show, Steve Dale’s Pet World – LISTEN HERE – to this conversation with Dr. Robin Downing, president of the American Association of Human Animal Bond Veterinarians. Dr. Robin Downing is an amazing, passionate speaker….we talk bit about the human/animal bond – just a few minutes here – but if was up…

Shared Risk Factors Of Cancer Between Cats and People

Increasingly and finally – dogs are being used as models to study human disease, since they occur naturally in dogs. Now,  a large-scale study on cat intestinal cancer at MU University College of Veterinary Medicine provides new insight to pet diseases and may indicate environmental factors causing cancer in humans, and our feline friends are…

Celebrating Happy Cat Month: Cats are Funny

Funny cat clips….that’s all….no deep thoughts here, just hoping to make you smile. And after all, according to the CATalyst Council and the American Veterinary Medical Association, it is Happy Cat Month.

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