Posts tagged "Dr. Kate Knutson"

Experts Answer Pet Questions: North American Veterinary Conference

Experts Answer Pet Questions: North American Veterinary Conference
ORLANDO, FLA. — Experts converged to teach veterinary professionals at the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando Jan. 17-21. Some of those renowned experts took time to answer your questions. Q: Molly, my 5-year-old Jack Russell, had her teeth cleaned previously with no problems. About a month ago, after having her teeth cleaned again, she... Read more »

Pet Questions Answered at NAVC

Pet Questions Answered at NAVC
Orlando, FL. These reader questions by experts attending the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando Jan. 17-21. Q: We’re about to travel a long distance in the car with my 18-year old cat. She’s always been miserable about car rides. I’ve increased the bedding in the carrier. The veterinarian suggested (an anti-anxiety drug) Alprazolam (Xanax).... Read more »

Gluten Free Diets for Cats?

Gluten Free Diets for Cats?
Q: Could our cat be gluten intolerant? We recently adopted her and she passes gas a lot. What’s going on?  E.G.K., Buffalo, NY A: Unlike dogs, cats generally refrain from passing gas. (Apparently, they’re far too polite.) While there is a potential for cats (or dogs, for that matter) to be intolerant to anything in... Read more »
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Dog with Undescended Testicle

Dog with Undescended Testicle
Q: We recently acquired a 6-month-old Chihuahua. Rocky has an undescended testicle. We’re worried about surgery for this condition because it’s more serious than a typical neuter. We’re having a CT scan done prior to the operation. We’ve been warned about torsion of the undescended testicle. How worried should we be about this surgery? —... Read more »

Pet Questions Answered at AVMA Convention

Pet Questions Answered at AVMA Convention
DENVER, CO. — These reader questions on dog behavior were answered by veterinarians  at the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, held July 25-29 at the Colorado Convention Center. Q: I feed my cat about half a manufactured raw diet (and half) other healthy brands. Still, Charlie keeps getting ear infections, which my veterinarian... Read more »

Pet Questions Answered at AAHA Conference: Sneezy Cat; Dog Has Accidents; Dogs Isn't Eating

Pet Questions Answered at AAHA Conference: Sneezy Cat; Dog Has Accidents; Dogs Isn't Eating
NASHVILLE, TN — These reader questions were answered at the American Animal Hospital Association Conference 2014, March 20-23. AAHA is the only organization which accredits veterinary practices for excellence in veterinary standards. There are over 50,000 AAHA veterinary care providers. AAHA also oversees the creation and writing of many veterinary care guidelines. The AAHA website... Read more »
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Pet Nutrition Alliance, American Animal Hospital Association

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Dr. Kate Knutson of the American Animal Hospital Association offers the basic 101 about what you should know about pet food, and the Pet Nutrition Alliance.   Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

Cat Alarm Clock, Reader Questions Answered at Western Conference

Cat Alarm Clock, Reader Questions Answered at Western Conference
LAS VEGAS, NV — These reader questions were answered by experts attending the Western Veterinary Conference, February 16-20. Q: One of our cats suffered with separation anxiety, leaving puddles on our shoes whenever we left the house. This problem was solved with the arrival of our little tomcat. The two now cuddle and groom one another,... Read more »

Pet Dental Health Month, American Animal Hospital Association Celebrates

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February is Pet Dental Health Month, as Dr. Kate Knutson, past president of the American Animal Hospital Association says, many pets may have painful dental disease and people don’t know it.  Poor dental health may eventually impact a pet’s overall health. The only to really know what’s going is have a dental since so much... Read more »
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Pet Dental Touch Up? Is There Such a Thing?

Pet Dental Touch Up? Is There Such a Thing?
Q: My veterinarian says he can do a dental (procedure) for our 6-year-old dog without anesthesia. He says all the dog needs is “a dental touch up.” What do you think? I read your recent column on this topic and will abide by your advice. — B.J., Hartford, CT A: “The only way to diagnose... Read more »
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