Posts tagged "AVMA"

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 »

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 »

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 »

Dr. Natalie Marks for America's Favorite Veterinarian, Her Patients Know Why

Dr. Natalie Marks for America's Favorite Veterinarian, Her Patients Know Why
America’s Favorite Veterinarian could certainly be awarded to a brilliant academic who created a treatment to extend or save animal lives, or maybe a veterinarian who made a discovery that impacted the world such as figuring out how transmission of a disease like SARS jumped from animals to people. Those are true heroes who make... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Cats Train People; Cat Leaves Poo on Carpet; Ticks Products: Experts Answer at AVMA

Cats Train People; Cat Leaves Poo on Carpet; Ticks Products: Experts Answer at AVMA
DENVER, CO. — These reader questions were answered by experts at the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, held July 25-29 at the Colorado Convention Center. Q: My cats are lovely and perfect, except they’ve started jumping on the countertops. I’ve told family and friends that I won’t tolerate this behavior, but the cats... Read more »
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America's Favorite Veterinarian: Help Her to the Crown

America's Favorite Veterinarian: Help Her to the Crown
Dr. Natalie Marks, who may be voted America’s Favorite Veterinarian is on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio….Listen HERE to the petcast of that broadcast. After I say goodbye to my producer Rachel, I salute Dr. Marks. After all, voting for Dr. Marks is the patriotic thing to do. She talks about how practicing veterinary... Read more »