Posts in category "American Veterinary Medical Assocation"

Preventive Veterinary Care for Santa's Reindeer from AVMA

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Even Santa needs a veterinarian. That job is so special only one person is qualified, that would be the president of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Joe Kinnarney, providing preventive veterinary care for St. Nick’s reindeer. Dr. Kinnarney explains how important preventive care is. . .examining Santa’s reindeer for a pre-flight inspection. Also, he... Read more »

America’s Favorite Veterinarian Nominee, Dr. Jerry Klein

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Dr. Jerry Klein, from Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center, could be named America’s Favorite Veterinarian. You can vote everyday, and vote HERE. Dr. Klein was no doubt nominated for nothing short of heroism during the dog flu epidemic, as well as a career that’s helped define emergency veterinary medicine. Type your email address in... Read more »

Safety for Dogs in Hot Weather

Safety for Dogs in Hot Weather
“Dogs can easily die in hot cars when you consider that even if it’s only 80 degrees outside, in 20 minutes the car will begin to cook, inside reaching 109 degrees, – even with the windows cracked – according to the American Veterinary Medical Association “If it’s too hot for a person, it’s too hot... Read more »
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Kristen Lindsey May Get Away without Animal Cruelty Charges

Kristen Lindsey May Get Away without Animal Cruelty Charges
When Texas veterinarian Dr. Kristin Lindsey posted an image on her Facebook page of a cat she boasting shooting with an arrow through this head, the story made international news headlines. Accompanying the image, on April 17, she wrote, “My first bow kill, LOL. The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through... Read more »

Dog Bite Prevention Is Every Day, Or Should Be

Dog Bite Prevention Is Every Day, Or Should Be
Though Dog Bite Prevention Week is wrapping up, the idea of preventing bites should not end on a given day. Each year, more than 800,000 people receive medical attention for dog bites. At least half of them are children, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. While that sounds like a lot of people, it’s... Read more »

What Pet Owners Expect of Veterinarians

What Pet Owners Expect of Veterinarians
TAMPA, FLA. — What do pet owners want from their veterinarians? According to a 2014 survey, they disdain medical jargon they don’t understand, want tests results shared, and expect full transparency regarding their pets’ care. ”In other words, pet owners want to be treated as partners,” said American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) CEO Dr. Michael Cavanaugh... Read more »
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Highlights of Twenty Years of Pet Writing

Highlights of Twenty Years of Pet Writing
Summing up twenty years isn’t easy, as I begin my third decade of writing my Tribune Content Agency newspaper column I have a wealth of memories to recall. I was the first journalist to speak with a search and rescue dog handler at the World Trade Center, within 48 hours after September 11, 2001.  Driving... Read more »

America's Favorite Veterinarian, Dr. Tim Hunt

America's Favorite Veterinarian, Dr. Tim Hunt
America’s Favorite Veterinarian – as voted by you – is Dr. Tim Hunt. Listen HERE to my conversation with America’s Favorite, from Steve Dale’s Pet World.  The honor is presented by the non-profit American Veterinary Medical Foundation. Dr. Hunt says, “Across the Lake is Canada, and we speak a little funny here, at the same... Read more »

Ebola and Pets: Decisions Need to be Made

Ebola and Pets: Decisions Need to be Made
There’s an abundance of concern regarding the Ebola virus anyway, it’s scary….and now that people are thinking that dogs  may get the disease, the concern has grown, and not only among pet owners. There are several reasons for this. While it appears dogs can harbor the Ebola virus, it seems they successfully mount an immune... Read more »
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Ebola Virus and Pets

Ebola Virus and Pets
Ebola Virus and pets are topics on your mind, and here are only a pawful I received over the past few days for my Tribune Content Agency newspaper column. Updates regarding Ebola and animals from the American Veterinary Medical Association, click HERE.  Q: Can dogs and cats get the Ebola virus? If the answer is... Read more »