Posts tagged "Dr. Kate Knutson"

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 »

Anesthetic-Free Dentistries: 'A Waste of Money,' According to Veterinary Dentists

Anesthetic-Free Dentistries: 'A Waste of Money,' According to Veterinary Dentists
Veterinary practices — even dog groomers — are now offering anesthetic-free dentistry for dogs and cats. And the procedure has caught on. However, cleaning a pet’s mouth without anesthesia is not without controversy. Among the detractors are specialists in the veterinary dentistry. Dr. Jan Bellows, president of the American College of Veterinary Dentistry, doesn’t mince... 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 »
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American Animal Hospital Association @AVMA Convention

American Animal Hospital Association @AVMA Convention
So, what the heck happens at veterinary conventions anyhow? Dr. Kate Knutson, president of the American Animal Hospital Association answers. Click HERE to hear my conversation with her on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio. I interviewed Dr. Knutson live from the floor of the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, held at... Read more »
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