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AVMA's Position on Raw Food Diets for Pets

Concerning raw protein pet food diets – I should have known that even by posting general comments/concerns from the American Animal Hospital Association on the topic of raw food on my blog, I would receive tons of mail. I am glad people take what we feed our pet seriously. But I don’t understand the passion…

WGN Radio Petcast, Dr. Alexis Newman of CVMA; Chicken Jerky; AVMA Convention Reports

Here’s the most recent – action packed – WGN Petcast. Click HERE to LISTEN (may take a few moments to load) Dr. Alexis Newman is the President of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, a resource for all Chicago area pet owners. She also works in emergency medicine, an important topic. How do you know when…

Finally, Good News for Cats

This has been a tough year for cats….as I wrote about in my most recent column for the Cat Channel. News headlines have linked cats to cancer; in Florida (and elsewhere) community cats have been maligned and so are the good people who do TNR; veterinary visits for cats are down; relinquishment to shelters is…

Veterinary Legend Earns Award

            WINN FELINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2012 EXCELLENCE IN FELINE RESEARCH AWARD RECIPIENT, NIELS PEDERSEN, DVM, PhD, AT AVMA CONFERENCE IN SAN DIEGO, CA Niels Pedersen, DVM, PhD, is the winner of the 2012 Excellence in Feline Research Award from Winn Feline Foundation and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF). Dr.…

Answering Your Questions at AVMA Convention: Megacolon, Cushing's, Cat Behavior

SAN DIEGO, CA — These questions were answered by experts attending the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association Aug. 3-7 at the San Diego Convention Center. Q: My cat, Wanda Jean, began throwing up after eating, and she clearly didn’t feel well. An x-ray showed her colon was filled with feces and she had…

AVMA Releases Pet Census Results

SAN DIEGO, CA — Pet ownership is on the decline. On Aug. 3, during the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention here, Dr. Karen Felsted revealed new data from the soon-to-be-released 2012 AVMA Pet Demographic Sourcebook (based on data collected in 2011). This pet census polls over 50,000 American households every five years. While cats…

Answering Reader Questions at AVMA Convention

SAN DIEGO, CA — These questions were answered by experts attending the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Aug. 3-7 at the San Diego Convention Center. Q: My 5-year-old black Labrador is sneezing. It’s like he needs a tissue. Is this the flu? What can we do? Should we just wait this out? —…

Dog Bite Prevention Week, American Veterinary Medical Association

We are smack dab in the middle of Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 20 through 26. While dog bite prevention is important, some maintain there are an epidemic of bites, a theory I do not subscribe to. Here’s why: There are more dogs in America today than ever before, the number of reported bites actually…

Steve Dale: Regular Veterinary Checkups

When to see your veterinarian, experts chime in, Dr. Tony Rumschlag of Elanco Animal Health and Dr. Robin Downing, past president, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. It’s nearly common sense, I think….preventing problems from developing instead of (potentially costly) efforts to treat them when they occur – when at that people treatment may be…

Spring Has Sprung for Pets

If spring is truly “in the air,” your pets should be able to pick up the scent! Here are some tips to help pets handle the change of seasons: 1. Preventive veterinary care: Have you seen your veterinarian lately? Twice-annual exams are a good idea, allowing veterinarians to detect problems early, which can mean a…

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