Posts tagged "American Veterinary Medical Association"

Steve Dale's Pet World: Ten Years of National Radio

Steve Dale's Pet World: Ten Years of National Radio
Ten years of hosting nationally syndicated Steve Dale’s Pet World means that by speaking with four to five phone callers each week, I’ve talked with and hopefully helped well over 2,000 pet owners. What’s most important are the dozens of email, and return calls from listeners saying that the advice I’ve offered has helped their... 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 Concerns for Dogs Over the Top

Ebola Concerns for Dogs Over the Top
Q: Our animal-assisted therapy dogs visit a local hospital and two local nursing homes regularly. At the hospital, people who’ve had strokes or other neurologic illnesses receive therapy by playing with the dogs. And at the nursing homes, the dogs help people by putting smiles on their faces, even those too lost in dementia to... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

America's Favorite Veterinarian, Dr. Tim Hunt

America's Favorite Veterinarian, Dr. Tim Hunt
On Sept. 30, Dr. Tim Hunt, of Marquette, MI, was voted America’s Favorite Veterinarian in a contest sponsored by the non-profit American Veterinary Medical Foundation. As it turns out, voters chose a kind of modern day James Herriot (the beloved late British country veterinarian, James Alfred “Alf” Wight, best known by his pen name). ”For me,... Read more »
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Veterinarians and Pediatricians Partner on Lyme Disease

Veterinarians and Pediatricians Partner on Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is an epidemic in America. Last year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated there is 10 times more Lyme disease present in people than previously thought. At least 300,000 people are diagnosed annually with Lyme in the U.S. Lyme is transmitted to people, and to dogs, by deer ticks. The good... Read more »

Lyme Disease Partnership, Veterinarians & Pediatricians

Lyme Disease Partnership, Veterinarians & Pediatricians
American Veterinary Medical Association CEO Dr. Ron DeHaven announced on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show a new initiative with the American Academy of Pediatrics to fight Lyme (and other tick diseases). HEAR the interview. If a dog is diagnosed with Lyme….easy enough to diagnose for veterinarians with a four-way in clinic... Read more »

AVMA Adjusts Position on Declaw

AVMA Adjusts Position on Declaw
“Let’s face it, a declaw surgery is an amputation,” says Dr. Marcus Brown, president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and a participant in the American Veterinary Medical Association House of Delegates, who helped craft the new AVMA position statement on declawing cats. The statement is designed, “To clarify that the procedure is... Read more »
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President of the American Veterinary Medical Association

President of the American Veterinary Medical Association
American Veterinary Medical Association new President Dr. Ted Cohn talks about his goals as president on nationally syndicated Steve Dale’s Pet World, listen HERE. What Dr. Cohn says is astounded – about only half of our pets see a veterinarian in the course of a year. As a result of diminishing preventive care, there’s increasing illness.... Read more »