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October 21 2019

Cures4Cats: And Ways You Can Win Swag from Winn Feline

The Winn Feline Foundation 2019 Cures4Cats campaign focus will be an extension of last year’s campaign focus, chronic kidney disease (CKD). This year, the emphasis is on feline high blood pressure or hypertension, which related to kidney disease in cats. Feline Hypertension is quite common in cats but as in people it’s termed a “silent killer.”…

October 14 2019

National Veterinary Technician Week

Registered veterinary technicians are the backbone of veterinary medicine. And through the 19th of October you can celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week. The term veterinary nurse might better describe what registered technicians do. Technician or technologist makes it sound like they’re computer programmers. Fact is that vet techs actually do more than most human nurses.…

October 11 2019

It’s Ignorance or Maybe Prejudice, People Can’t Get FIV from Cats

CNN hosted an Equality Town Hall, and Democratic candidates spokes about people who even today demonstrate  fearful, ignorance and prejudice against those infected with HIV and/or AIDS. Coincidentally, on the same day as this CNN event, I heard about instances of groomers allegedly refusing to groom and even merely to do a nail trims on…

October 6 2019

End of Life Care for Pets, International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care

Fascinating discussion from the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, Dr. Amir Shanan and Michelle Nichols, a master in counseling, join me HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio to speak about end of life. End of life is so hard for pet owners – and the good news is that…

September 9 2019

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…

September 6 2019

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…

August 20 2019

8 Summer Safety Tips for Dogs

Here are 8 Tips to keep dogs safe in hot weather: 1, Being dogs, as a species understand they aren’t as capable at self regulating their body temperatures as we humans are. Many dogs – especially large dogs – do better in the winter, as they are always wearing a winter coat. However, they can’t…

August 20 2019

Heartworm Disease Kills Dogs and Cats, and It’s Preventable

Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden of Kansas State University is bugged about mosquitoes, and explains that they transmit a disease called heartworm to dogs and cats. A half a million to a million dogs, he says, are getting heartworm disease. What’s totally sad about this is that heartworm is nearly 100 percent preventable. And the…

August 5 2019

Unspoken Life, Dr. Kimberly Pope-Robinson

Unless you are in he profession, veterinary life may not be what you think it is. One outcome is the suicide rate, among the highest of any professions. I talk on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with Dr. Kimberly Pope-Robinson, author The Unspoken Life: Recognize Your Passion, Embrace Imperfection, and Stay Connected. She…

July 28 2019

Changes in Veterinary Medicne

Certified veterinary technician Mary Ann Minnick and I talk HERE on WGN Radio about how veterinary medicine is changing. Beginning with talking about all pets’ wellness, how integrative medicine is more important than ever. We mean integrating modalities like physical therapy or acupuncture – as just two examples – combined with traditional medicine. We discuss…

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