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Number of Overweight Pets Gets Larger

Over Half the Nation’s Dogs and Cats Now Overweight Costing Pet’s Years and Owners Millions. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, obesity continues to expand in both pets and people according to the latest pet obesity study. Hopefully this picture says it all…To me, this doesn’t look cute, but some people apparently think…

People Come Together to Give a Dog Hope

In December (2010) guest columnist Jill Cahr of Trio Animal Foundation and a volunteer at the Animal Welfare League (AWL) wrote an inspiring story about a dog named Hope, a dog who might have died. Here’s Jill’s follow up: Hope in December at the Animal Welfare League In December, we met Hope, a horrifically emaciated…

A Very Real Second Chace, the Dog Who Refuses to Die

Some dogs, it seems, no one wants to adopt. This little dog has a list well into the hundreds, and the number is rising by the moment. That’s because this puppy is being admired as a true survivor. Wall-E The puppy was one of five stray dogs that Sulphur, OK (not far from Oklahoma City)…

It's Where Veterinary Professionals Come to Learn

While at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, I visited the Oquendo Center, and thought I’d tell you about it – and even show you. Learn more and see more links at my national radio show website.  

USA Weekend Story on Aging Pets Creates Reader Rage

The story I wrote for USA Weekend was on how scientists are using dogs as models to study aging people. We know dogs (and cats) age similar to people. And now that our pets are living longer, we’re seeing more and more cognitive decline, called cognitive dysfunction. This condition is similar to Alzheimer’s Disease in…

Western States Veterinary Conference Interviews

At the 83rd Annual Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, I conducted lots of interviews (it’s what I do). Here are some which will be seen at my Pet World Radio site and elsewhere in the upcoming months: 

New FDA CVM Alert About The Danger of an Artificial Sweetener if Swallowed by a Pet

I don’t understand why there is a new FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine alert on xylitol in dogs and ferrets. Still, this is good information, and certainly many may not know about the issue. So here is the warning: FDA is Warning Pet Owners on the Dangers of Xylitol Ingestion in Dogs and Ferrets February…

Delaying the Onset of Brain Decay in Pets

As our pets are living longer than ever, it turns out they can get a disease which is very similar to Alzheimer’s in people, according to veterinary behaviorist Dr. Gary Landsberg. That disease is referred to as canine or feline cognitive dysfunction. I have a USA Weekend story due out soon on this subject, and…

Heartworm Disease: Bottom Line, Protect Your Pets

             Valentine’s Day might have come and gone…but heartworm disease remains. Is one heartworm preventative heads and tails more effective than another? Heartworm incidence map In small pockets, particularly in places in the Mississippi Delta region, veterinarians have been reporting instances of heartworm positive dogs that they maintain are on a preventative.             Dr. Byron Blagburn…

WGN Radio Petcast: Chico Says Rahm May Tax Vet Visits

(click here for) My inaugural Petcast on WGN Radio with Chicago Mayoral candidates, Gerry Chico and Miguel Del Valle. (the petcast may take a minute to load). Chicago Mayoral Candidates Chico makes news here, suggesting that Rahm Emanuel will attempt to tax veterinary visits, aside from an apparent tax for boarding, grooming and dog day…

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