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March 3 2011

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)…

March 2 2011

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.  

March 2 2011

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…

February 26 2011

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: 

February 20 2011

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…

February 20 2011

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…

February 17 2011

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…

February 15 2011

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…

February 14 2011

First Case in 2011 of H1N1 in a Cat

The American Veterinary Medical Association reports, IDEXX Laboratories has confirmed H1N1 influenza virus infection in a 6-year old cat in Wisconsin. The cat deteriorated and was euthanized. A second (10-year old) cat in the household also developed severe respiratory disease and was euthanized due to failure to respond to treatment; although samples from that cat…

February 14 2011

A Cat Lover's Valentine's Day

What no Valentine? Did you forget to buy a card or a gift for the big day? If your Valentine happens to be a cat lover, I have a gift idea from the heart, for the heart. Give to the Ricky Fund. A surprisingly common cause of death among adult cats is called feline hypertrophic…

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