Articles: Patnership for Preventive Pet Healthcare

Preventive Pet Care, AVMA and PFI Resolutions

A press release from the Pet Food Institute and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). I typically don’t print releases verbatim but for many years I’ve talked about and have written about the importance of preventive pet care. I am honored to be a small part of the AVMA Partners for Healthy Pets Initiative. IDEXX…

Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation

Vicki Santo of the Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation is beloved in Chicago, not only for Ron’s memory but for changing human lives. Listen HERE to our conversation about what these amazing dogs do, and how the impact lives. We describe how even dogs paired with children make a difference for the entire…

Pet Health Crisis

A coalition of organized veterinary medicine and pet industry representatives formed Partners for Healthy Pets in 2011 to increase the health of pets by simply encouraging regular checkups. According to this consumer advertising campaign, preventive care is as important to your pet’s well being as your love.Formation of the coalition came in response to a…

Check Ups for Pets Can Save Lives

Check ups for pets are advantageous for real reasons…preventive care is exactly that, disease or illness can be detected early. With an early diagnosis, the prognosis may be improved, the pet may suffer less (if at all) and might actually save the family money. I don’t argue that preventive medical care is important for people,…

How Honest Is Your Veterinarian? Discrediting a '20/20' News Report

(Just was notified that Dr. Jones didn’t appear in this piece, “Barking Mad,” which appeared on Canadian TV. I regret the error. And my apologies to Dr. Jones (who never asked for an apology but merits one). Still my mistake doesn’t change the segment, what the focus was, how it was put together. My greatest fear is that…

Pet Advise: See Your Veterinarian for Check Ups

Truly regular check ups with your veterinarian is the best advise I can offer, and my friends agree: Dr. Mike Paul, a past president of the American Animal Hospital Association and Dr. Mike Cavanaugh, executive director and CEO of AAHA.

Veterinary Medicine to Subsidize Human Health Care

As a result of ‘ObamaCare’ or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a new 2.3 percent tax on medical equipment has begun (the purpose is to help fund ObamaCare). Many companies that sell the equipment pass that cost on to those who buy their equipment. While the tax was never meant to include veterinarians, the…

AVMA New Year's Resolutions for Pets; Timmy the Most Festive Pet: WGN Petcast

Listen HERE to the First WGN Radio Petcast of 2013 New Year’s Resolutions for Pets: America’s first veterinarian, Dr. Ron DeHaven, executive vice-president and CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association offers his wishes and hopes for pets for this coming year. Some of Dr. DeHaven’s resolutions for our pets can save lives, others are…

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…

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