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Busting Flea Myths, You Can Win the War

     Wish we could make the fleas flee – we can, according to veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden (aka, Dr. Flea), Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, it’s most important to treat correctly, every pet, every month. And important to speak to your veterinarian about choosing the right product in the first place, and…

WGN Radio Petcast: Saving Your Pets' Hearts, Saving Greyhounds and Pet Adoption Event

Click HERE to listen to this WGN Radio PETCAST (podcast for pet lovers) I was so surprised myself at how often heart disease occurs in dogs, according to Dr. Sonya Gordon, board certified veterinary cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Cardiology at Texas A&M University. In fact, most older and smaller dogs have heart disease. Astounding.…

Better Medicine for Pets, the Economy and Cancers Getting in the Way

Heidi Jeter of the Morris Animal Foundation offers this interesting blog, which I comment on. Many of us are going to great lengths, and expense, to keep our four-legged family members healthy–and each year, we’re willing to spend more. The American Pet Products Association (APPA) estimates that pet owners in the United States spent $47.7…

To Declaw or Not to Declaw, That is a Question: But Should It Be?

What’s up with cat owners? At least according to an AP/Pedside.com poll, most pet owners (55 percent) suggest that declawing is fine, it’s humane. We don’t want the cat scratching here…Or on the kids. Some answer with declaw surgery When all pet owners were asked about declaw, nearly 60 percent were on board with the…

IAABC Conference, Behavior Consultant Meeting

WARWICK, R.I. — The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants 2011 Conference April 1-3 was attended by over 300 dog, cat, parrot and horse behavior consultants. One headline from the event emerged from a speech by veterinary behaviorist Dr. Nicholas Dodman, director of the Behavior Clinic at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton,…

Dr. Susan Little with the latest on FIP

Feline Infectious Peritonitis had uniformly been considered fatal. Today, well, maybe there is finally some hope for some cats, according to feline veterinarian Dr. Susan Little, past president of the Winn Feline Foundation. Little, who edits a texbook on cat health “The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management,” (due out soon) also explains the complex disease.…

Oh Behave! (Highlights of 2011 IAABC Conference)

Here are some photo snippets from the 2011 International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Conference, April 1 through 3 in Warwick, RI. 

You're on Camera, from the American Animal Hospital Association Conference

These screen shots are from the videos we recorded at the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) /Ontario Veterinary Medical Association Conference, March 24-27 in Toronto, speaking to superstars of the veterinary world. AAHA certifies veterinary hospitals that attain standards for excellence in veterinary care. The AAHA logo appears at accredited hospitals.Those facilities and their personnel…

Sleeping with the Enemy: Your Pets?

A myriad of stories recently in newspapers and on blogs maintaining that sleeping with your pets might kill you, including this piece on AOL News. Most U.S. households have pets, and more than half of those cats and dogs are allowed to sleep in their owner’s beds, Drs. Bruno Chomel, a professor at the University…

Let's End the Tragedy We Call FIP

Sad but true – too many cats (mostly they are young kittens, just little babies) who succumb to Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP). I suggest if this disease occurred that often in dogs we would have somehow found a solution to this. Finally, due to funding from the Winn Feline Foundation and others, we are headed…

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