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Banfield State of Pet Health, 2014

Banfield State of Pet Health, 2014
So, what’s the state of pet health? Human health trends are monitored by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but there’s no comparable agency for pets. With 850 hospitals across America, Banfield the Pet Hospital’s database is a gold mine in veterinary medicine, as scrupulous records are kept on everything from the... Read more »

How Long Pets Live; Cleaning Teeth; A Quiet Beagle; Biting Cat: Reader Questions

How Long Pets Live; Cleaning Teeth; A Quiet Beagle; Biting Cat: Reader Questions
Q: We just had our cat put sleep; he was 20 years and four months old. How long do cats and dogs usually live? — L.S., Bradenton, FL A: I’m so sorry to hear about your cat, but at least he enjoyed a long life, longer than most. Increasingly, though, some cats these days are... Read more »

State of Pet Health, How Long Our Pets Are Living

State of Pet Health, How Long Our Pets Are Living
There’s no U.S. Centers for Disease Control for pets. Until recently, veterinarians greatly practiced in a medical bubble, only knowing what they were seeing in their own clinics. With a database of more than 800 hospitals in 43 states, Banfield the Pet Hospital, is trying to change that. The company has been keeping tabs for... Read more »
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American Humane Association New Board Chair

American Humane Association New Board Chair
American Humane Association has a new Board Chair: Below is the official press release. I want to add some personal thoughts and observations. John Payne is force of nature in the world of companion animal health. Payne has a long history of setting logical courses, even if it means changing the course of the status... Read more »

Banfield's Take on the State of Pet Health

Banfield's Take on the State of Pet Health
“The health of America’s pets is deteriorating; pets are getting sicker than they need to,” says Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, medical director for Banfield the Pet Hospital. The “Banfield Pet Hospital State of Pet Health 2012 Report” offers the only meaningful available data to examine and sum up overall pet health across the country. Unlike human... Read more »

The Problem of Overweight Pets, Loving Our Pets to Death

The Problem of Overweight Pets, Loving Our Pets to Death
For reasons I can’t explain, I can’t locate William Hageman’s excellent story in Sunday’s Chicago Tribune , from November 6 , “The Incredibly Growing Pet” on the Trib’s website. It’s true,  about half of the pets in America are overweight. According to a new survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, approximately 53%... Read more »
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We Are Failing Our Pets, Not Providing Them With Veterinary Care

We Are Failing Our Pets, Not Providing Them With Veterinary Care
ST. LOUIS, MO — Sad news for our pets was announced at a press conference entitled, “Houston, We Have a Problem,” during the 2011 American Veterinary Medical Association Convention July 18. The problem has been a steady decline in our pets’ health. “This decline has been going on for over a decade, despite an increased... Read more »

Better Medicine for Pets, the Economy and Cancers Getting in the Way

Heidi Jeter of the Morris Animal Foundation offers this interesting blog, which I comment on. Many of us are going to great lengths, and expense, to keep our four-legged family members healthy–and each year, we’re willing to spend more. The American Pet Products Association (APPA) estimates that pet owners in the United States spent $47.7... Read more »

Brushing Really Does Matter, And So Does Oral Health

They don’t floss – do they need to? How important is dental care, really, for our pets? Listen to internal medicine specialist Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, medical director at Banfield the Pet Hospital from my national radio show, Steve Dale’s Pet World. Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, Banfield the Pet Hospital Klausner explains that bad gums may not... Read more »
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Number of Overweight Pets Gets Larger

Over Half the Nation’s Dogs and Cats Now Overweight Costing Pet’s Years and Owners Millions. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, obesity continues to expand in both pets and people according to the latest pet obesity study. Hopefully this picture says it all…To me, this doesn’t look cute, but some people apparently think... Read more »
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