Posts in category "healthy pets"

Shaping Up with Andrea Metcalf on Steve Dale's Pet World

Shaping Up with Andrea Metcalf on Steve Dale's Pet World
Andrea Metcalf is Chicago’s fitness guru, and is known all around the country….as Spring is about to be sprung, we’ll talk about how to get you and your pets into shape. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, just over half of all dogs and nearly 60 percent of cats are overweight or obese.... Read more »

Dr. Marty Becker's Take on the '20/20' Segment on Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Marty Becker's Take on the '20/20' Segment on Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Marty Becker talks HERE with myself and Bill Moller of WGN radio about an ABC-TV “20/20” story called “Is Your Veterinarian Being Honest With You?”. The segment – which I wrote about in story, called “Is Your Veterinarian Being Honest with You: Discrediting a ’20/20′ New Report’ more than implied – no, veterinarians are not... Read more »

Veterinarians Needs To Know What Your Pet Is Really Up To

Veterinarians Needs To Know What Your Pet Is Really Up To
American Animal Hospital Association President Elect Dr. Kate Crumley talks about how we all have individual lifestyles, and so do our pets – and why that information is important to you veterinarian. Listen HERE to my interview from Steve Dale’s Pet Word, national radio show. Dr. Kate Crumley   Type your email address in the... Read more »
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101Tips to Keep Dogs Healthy and Safe

101Tips to Keep Dogs Healthy and Safe
“101 Essential Tips You Need to Raise a Happy, Healthy, Safe Dog,”  count ‘em – author. Hear my interview HERE  from Steve Dale’s Pet World with author Dr. Jason Nicholas, who rattles them off (there’s even a bonus tip in the book). We discuss….. #49 Rat and mouse poisons #43 Macadamia nuts #38 Chocolate #26 Rocking... Read more »

Animal Connections: Everyone Wants to be a Vet

Animal Connections: Everyone Wants to be a Vet
It seems every kid wants to grow up to be a veterinarian. “I hear that all the time,” agrees Dr. Christine Jenkins, Group Director of U.S. Veterinary Medical Services at Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health). “It seems everyone, of all ages, loves to play veterinarian.” Through a new Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit called “Animal Connections:... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast: Human/Animal Interaction Experts Coming to Chicago; Parasite Protection

WGN Radio Petcast: Human/Animal Interaction Experts Coming to Chicago; Parasite Protection
Listen HERE to this WGN Radio Petcast, it will be as good for you as your pets are. Experts on the relationships we have with our pets, and those who want to know more about those interactions are welcome to attend – for the first time ever in the U.S. – the Conference of the... Read more »
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Cat Friendly Veterinary Practices, Interrupt the Chaos

Cat Friendly Veterinary Practices, Interrupt the Chaos
How friendly are veterinary practices toward cats? It turns out they’re all over the map, according to Dr. Elizabeth Colleran on Steve Dales Pet World, who talks about the American Association of Feline Practitioners initiative called Cat Friendly Practices. She reveals new information from a study, concerning why cats don’t see the veterinarian. Sometimes, truth is, it’s... Read more »

PETCAST: Dogs &Thanksgiving Day; Soldier Dogs, Dog Is My CoPilot, Delinquint Dogs; Choosing a Vet

PETCAST: Dogs &Thanksgiving Day; Soldier Dogs, Dog Is My CoPilot, Delinquint Dogs; Choosing a Vet
Listen HERE to a Petcast salute to turkeys everywhere, starting with David Frei, who it seems announces every dog show on the planet, including the upcoming National Dog Show Presented by Purina on (NBC at noon CDT) on Thanksgiving Day. There are too many emergency visits to veterinarians on Thanksgiving Day. Dr. Alexis Newman, president... Read more »

Cats and Carriers: You Can Teach an Old Cat New Tricks

Cats and Carriers: You Can Teach an Old Cat New Tricks
Take out the carrier – and now where is your cat? The answer: The next county….maybe even the next state. Veterinary visits for cats are on the decline. In fact, half of all cats didn’t even see a veterinarian last year. As a result, preventive illness in cats is on the rise. Nearly half of... Read more »
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More on Radioactive Pet Bowls

More on Radioactive Pet Bowls
On June 30, I wrote about radioactive pet bowls found at Petco stores in and near Chicago. Bowls have been reportedly pulled from shelves. Still, I asked, ‘How can this happen?” The Raise a Green Dog blog helps to answer. According to this excellent post, It wasn’t all that long ago, that HealthyStuff.org, an organization... Read more »
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