Articles: veterinary health

Banfield Pet Hospital Tackling Suicide Among Veterinary Professionals

Suicide among veterinary professionals, as I just wrote about, is over-represented among all professionals, including medical professionals. Here’s a press release describing what Banfield Pet Hospital announced at their Pet Healthcare Industry Summit in Portland, OR, which I just attended. And this issue relates to me, as I’ve lost several friends, in particular, Dr. Sophia…

Veterinary Suicide: Super Powers, Yes. Super Human, No

Being a veterinarian has never been easy, and arguably there are more pressures today than ever before. If you don’t believe it, consider this: Veterinarians are killing themselves in alarming numbers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found male vets are 2.1 times as likely and female vets 3.5 times as likely to die by suicide…

Fear Free Happy Homes with Dr. Marty Becker

America’s veterinarian launched an initiate called Fear Free. In just a couple of years this one initiative has clearly been responsible for the most significant change in veterinary medicine ever. I speak with the President and Founder America’s Veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. And now Fear Free…

Jack Russell Missing Grandma

Q: “I have a 12-year-old Jack Russell. I have been living with my 98-year-old mother for seven years. I work but my mother was able to be there with Jack even though she did not walk him or take him out. Still, Jack was still there. Now my mom has had to move into assisted…

Stop Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Should horse-drawn carriage rides be working in Chicago? On WGN Radio’s Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show listen here as I talk with Jodie Wiederkerhr of Chicago Alliance for Animals about the possibility and hopefully likelihood of banning the horse-drawn carriage rides in Chicago. For several years Wiederkerhr and other volunteers are have documented example after example of…

Whoa to Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Horse-drawn carriage rides have been common in cities around the world for decades. One problem is that we live in a different world today. And another is that Chicago, at least, carriage drivers are allegedly frequently not adhering to the safety and comfort of the horses first, or even Chicago’s current ordinance. Here’s what I’m…

CDC and FDA Say STOP PURCHASING PIG EARS; THROW ANY OUT YOU MAY HAVE

The Centers for Disease Control and Infection (CDC), various regulatory officials and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continue to investigate and offer advice and warnings regarding “a multi-state outbreak of multidrug resistant salmonella infections linked to contact with pig ears for dogs. This important information is taken directly from those agency websites: CDC and…

Your Pet Might Make the Grey Muzzle Calendar

The Grey Muzzle Organization improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other non-profit groups nationwide. The intent is to support foster and adoption into forever homes of elder dogs, who are almost aways in a precarious position – though they have done nothing…

International Dog Day: Chaser, My Fair Canine

International Dog Day is August 26. Saying goodbye to a pet is difficult. Saying thank you is what I want to figure out how to do. Around 25 years ago, I had learned our 15-year-old Brittany, Chaser, had cancer. One month, the same X-rays showed nothing. About four-weeks later,  her lungs are filled with cancer.…

PURRsuing FIP and WINNing: Winn Feline Symposium

Winn Feline Foundation is bringing expert researchers from around the world together for a symposium on feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), PURRsuing FIP and WINNing , at the University California-Davis November 16 and 17, 2019. The Winn Feline Foundation, the world’s premiere non-profit funder of cat health studies has been supporting studies on FIP since the…

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