Articles: veterinary health

December 17 2020

Dr. Stephen Ettinger: A Legendary Perspective on Veterinary Medicine in the Pandemic

It’s an honor for me to chat with legendary veterinarian Dr. Stephen Ettinger .  Among other books, Dr Ettinger lead editor the many editions of the Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the gold standard in veterinary internal medicine. In over 50 years of veterinary medicine, Dr. Ettinger has seen it all.  Or he thought he has.…

December 15 2020

Vet School Students Speak Out to Support Limiting Pet Store Sales

No responsible breeder EVER sells to a pet store. So, if that’s the case where do pet stores get dogs or sometimes cats or even rabbits from? The answer is inarguable and increasingly understood by the public – mass producers, large scale breeding facilities. And most often, we’re talking puppy mills. Those who oppose legislation…

December 15 2020

Matching the Right Reptile with Children

On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, hear chief veterinary officer of the North American Veterinary Community  Dr. Dana Varble talk about pet reptiles, which are especially popular at this time of year as the little boy or girl might very much be determined to get a pet lizard or snake. A reptile…

December 14 2020

Snow Leopard Testing Positive for SARS Corona Virus Causing COVID-19

Louisville Zoo announced that 5-year old endangered snow leopard named NeeCee has tested positive for SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. The Zoo is awaiting confirmatory results regarding her two male snow leopard pals – Kimti and Meru. All three cats are doing well with very mild symptoms, and the Zoo continues…

December 14 2020

12 Christmas Pet Safety Tips

12 Christmas pet safety tips to ensure pet safety and a safe howliday 12) Candles Burn Bright: Curiosity can kill a cat or a puppy. If a candle is knocked over, a house fire can start. A pet can get singed brushing against a candle. Scented candles can be life-threatening to pet birds due their…

December 14 2020

Decoding Your Dog and Decoding Your Cat

Dr. Debra Horwitz is a veterinary behaviorist and contributing editor of two books, which are great choices for a holiday gifts, Decoding Your Dog (which was released in 2015) and Decoding Your Cat (released this year). Listen HERE to my conversation with Dr. Horwitz on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN radio, first about why she…

December 8 2020

Arthritis in Dogs is Surprisingly Common

Superstar certified veterinary technician Cara Burns says arthritis in dogs is far more common than most of us might know or think about.  It’s also the most common cause of chronic pain in dogs. Obviously geriatric dogs are more likely to suffer from arthritis, but it occurs far more often than you might think is…

December 7 2020

Quick Tip for Mild Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation anxiety in dogs is anecdotally being reported more often. No doubt our upside down and erratic pandemic schedules can play a role, and certainly it’s common for newly adopted dogs and separation anxiety is really a commonly reported behavior problem period. For dogs with mild to moderate separation anxiety, here’s a trick which may…

December 6 2020

Choosing the Right Kind of Pet and Where Do You Get That Pet From?

If there’s a time of year to talk about what type of pet to get, and where you get that pet from – this is it.  The kids say, “I want a pet for Christmas (or Hanukkah).” Listen HERE to Dr.Dana Varble, chief veterinary officer at the North American Veterinary Community offer advice on my…

December 4 2020

Feline Leukemia Update: Dr. Elizabeth Colleran

On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, I asked feline veterinarian and past president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners Dr. Elizabeth Colleran about what we know today about feline leukemia that’s different than even 10 years ago. Back then if a shelter cat was positive, the cat was likely euthanized. Now,…

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