Articles: veterinary technician

Dog Flu Hits Manhattan, Following Brooklyn

Dog flu is spreading throughout New York, from Brooklyn to Manhattan. It’s too early to discern how quickly the H3N2 strain is spreading or how many dogs have been sickened – but it is happening.  And the spread of flu may be  hastened by the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and summer travel in general.  When…

Cannabis for Pets

Registered veterinary technicians Liz Hughston and Stephen Cital of the Veterinary Cannabis Academy talk on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show HERE about one of the hottest topics in veterinary medicine, the use of cannabis products for our pets. Can cannabis help our pets? And if so, how? The good news is that there…

Talk About Nutrition EVERY Veterinary Visit

Kara Burns, president of National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America also teaches nutrition. Kara is the Founder and President of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians and has attained her VTS (Nutrition). I spoke with Kara HERE on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. Nutritional assessments are important EVERY veterinary visit – and…

Pets Scratching Too Much

Our dogs and cats scratch, but what’s normal pet itchiness or scratching just because they are dogs or cats, compared with – ok now there’s an issue? HEAR veterinary dermatologist Dr. Heather Edgington on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. First know that itching is not only seen with scratching….What? Dr. Edgington explains what she…

Catnip Times Meow Meet Up: Hope To See You There

Attention cat lovers! Get ready for some feline fun  for the first-ever Meow MeetUp Chicago, sponsored by The Catnip Times. It promises to be the largest cat conference in the Midwest. Tickets for the July 21-22 event can be purchased at: www.meowmeetup.com  Presentations by feline experts from the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners,…

De-Stress Your Pet Month

Does your cat spend half the day under the bed? Does your dog bark at everyone walking by? People often think, “Well, that is what cats do.” But it’s not what cats should do, at least cats feeling comfortable. And often a cat that spends much of the day hiding is suffering from some fear,…

Cat and Dog Film Festival to Purr and Bark in Chicago

For those who love dogs and cats, a special weekend of films is taking place in Chicago. The NY Cat Film Festival™ and The NY Dog Film Festival™ will be at the Patio Theater on April 28 & 29, 2018.  The festivals are each a celebration of our love for dogs and cats, illustrated through…

Kitty Kindies: Socializing Kittens

How can we save cats’ lives? Well, we can get them to the veterinarian. One huge result of kitten socialization classes is that as kittens, they learn to like or even love going inside the carrier. The car ride isn’t so bad because the veterinary visit the kitten is headed to is acceptable, or even…

Support the Change, Registered Veterinary Nurses

Veterinary technicians are the backbone of veterinary medicine. I’m unsure how the name ‘technician’ first came about, but it makes it sound like they do technical things like computer programming. Of course, most pet owners know better – but I doubt most know all of what certified technicians do. In fact, I argue their place…

New Diabetes Guidelines for Dogs and Cats from AAHA

Diabetes is on the rise in pets, both dogs and cats. So, it’s more of a concern than ever before. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has newly released, 2018 AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. Dr. Heather Loenser of the AAHA talks here on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about diabetes…

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