Posts in category "veterinary health"

Dog Flu Never Left Chicago: Don't Panic

Dog Flu Never Left Chicago: Don't Panic
Facts about the dog flu are now, arguably, being exaggerated in the media…at least that seems to be the case. Headlines in Chicago area media on TV and in print, “The dog flu is back!” Well, it’s likely the dog flu never really went anywhere. First identified generically as a respiratory illness affecting dogs back... Read more »

Federal Judge Upholds Another Pet Store Sales Ban

Federal Judge Upholds Another Pet Store Sales Ban
A Phoenix ordinance against puppy-mill sales at pet stores was just upheld in U.S. District Court Federal courts in Florida, Illinois and Rhode Island upheld similar ordinances earlier this year. Obviously, the courts agree that one viable way to get at the puppy mills is to limit the supply sold in pet stores. And the... Read more »

Dogs Die in Hot Cars, and Suffer Heat Stroke

Dogs Die in Hot Cars, and Suffer Heat Stroke
If you’re hot, you can be certain that your dog is hotter. “Dogs don’t deal with heat as well as people,” says emergency veterinarian Dr. Heather Loenser, of Lebanon, NJ. Panting isn’t as efficient to help maintain body temperature as sweating is. It turns out that sweating like a pig is actually a good way... Read more »
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Veterinary Technicians Play a Pivotal Role

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Julie Legred, executive director of National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America talks about what vet techs do – and I don’t think most pet owners know just how much they do. Certified techs, in particular, are – in my opinion – indispensable.   Type your email address in the box and click the “create... Read more »

Grandfather of Feline Medicine Gaining on FIP

Grandfather of Feline Medicine Gaining on FIP
Dr. Niels Pedersen is unquestionably the grandfather of feline infectious disease, feline vaccines and feline health in general. He literally wrote the book on cat health – one of the first, ¬†”Feline Husbandry: Disease and Management in the Multiple-Cat Environment.” I am proud that I own a copy of this book, a copy of cat... Read more »

Australian Lizards Change Sex

Australian Lizards Change Sex
When lizards change sex, perhaps that’s a hint that something is awry with the planet. Our last trip to Australia was about six years ago and everyone was talking climate change. But even our first trip there and to Australia and New Zealand, now well over a decade ago, was an education in global warming,... Read more »
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Veterinary Behavior Symposium

Veterinary Behavior Symposium
Veterinary behaviorists and other veterinarians interested in animal behavior were among those attending the 2015 Veterinary Behavior Symposium, attended by members of American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and other interested professionals on July 10, Boston, MA the day before the opening of the annual Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Kicking off the event... Read more »

America's Favorite Veterinarian: Vote for Dr. Natalie Marks

America's Favorite Veterinarian: Vote for Dr. Natalie Marks
America’s Favorite Veterinarian, well may be Dr. Natalie Marks…though we have another possibility from Chicago, Dr. Jerry Klein, Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center. Listen HERE to Dr. Marks on Steve Dale’s Pet World talk about dealing with the dog flu. What it was like to be in the midst of an epidemic. Vote HERE¬†(early... Read more »

CPR Saves A Dog's Life

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Bystander and fire fighters save a dog’s life at Davis Islands’ Dog Beach, Florida (near Tampa). Dramatic footage with a happy ending…Don’t know what happened here, but always keep an eye on your dog at a dog beach, just like you would a child. You never know. Facebook friend Rich, thanks for making me aware... Read more »
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Cat Book Author and the Human-Animal Bond, Steve Dale's Pet World

Cat Book Author and the Human-Animal Bond, Steve Dale's Pet World
Her cat inspired her – on this edition of Steve Dale’s Pet World from WGN Radio, Kay Clark joins in – Listen HERE to author Kay Clark “Sebastian & Me: A Right of Passage and Spiritual Journey.” Also, Dr. Heidi Hulon talks about the other side of the human/animal bond. And fun intestinal parasites (actually... Read more »