Posts tagged "Dr. Mark Russak"

Overweight, Obese Pets it's an Epidemic

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At least half of America’s dogs and cats are overweight or obese. Now, is the time to get out and walk more with your dog (a backyard typically doesn’t do the trick – unless dogs play with one another, or you interact in the yard with the dog with a ball or Frisbee disc, for... Read more »

Vitamin C for Dogs; Homemade Cat Diet; Dog Scratches Overnight: Answered at Vet Conference

Vitamin C for Dogs; Homemade Cat Diet; Dog Scratches Overnight: Answered at Vet Conference
Experts attending the Western Veterinary Conference (Feb. 16-20) to answer a pawful of your questions: Q: My Tibetan Spaniel suffers from chronic urinary infections. After spending $500 to rule out tumors in the bladder, I started giving her a Vitamin C tablet every morning — and she’s never had the problem since. This was a... Read more »

Pet Safety in Cold Weather

Pet Safety in Cold Weather
The weather outside may be frightful, so here are some tips for keeping your pets safe in the snow and cold. If it’s cold enough outside, our pets are as susceptible to frostbite as we are, their paw pads, and tips of their tails and ears. Booties can help the paws “Also, booties can prevent... Read more »
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Halloween Pet Safety: American Animal Hospital Association.

Halloween Pet Safety: American Animal Hospital Association.
Halloween Safety and your pets is the topic discussed on Steve Dale’s Pet World national radio show listen HERE to Dr. Mark Russak, immediate past president American Animal Hospital Association. Also, check out this story on Halloween Safety.     Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is... Read more »

Halloween Safety and Jerky Treats with Dr. Rubin on Steve Dale's Pet World

Halloween Safety and Jerky Treats with Dr. Rubin on Steve Dale's Pet World
Tips on keeping pets safe on Halloween HEARD HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World from the one and only, Dr. Shelly Rubin. His tips – include what with the pets when that doorbell doesn’t stop ringing. We talk about avoiding lost pets. Of course, Dr. Rubin and I hope your pets are microchipped and registered with... Read more »

Halloween Safety for Pets

Halloween Safety for Pets
Don’t be surprised if you’re greeted by a werewolf barking at your front door on Halloween. According to Alice Lerman, of Chicago’s Barker and Meowsky: A Paw Firm, the Twilight movie series has influenced popular Halloween costumes for dogs. She adds, “Owls are also popular, and bat wings are a perennial favorite; they’re easy, even... Read more »
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Flatulent Dog, What To Do

Flatulent Dog, What To Do
Q: Our 15-year-old Toy Poodle passes so much gas that she can clear the room. She’s healthy, but was diagnosed with diabetes. I give her insulin injections. Otherwise, for her age, she’s doing well. Our veterinarian suggested Beano, but that’s not helping at all. Any suggestions? — P.C., Las Vegas, NV A: Apparently, what happens... Read more »

AAHA Conference, Veterinarians Answer Your Questions

AAHA Conference, Veterinarians Answer Your Questions
PHOENIX, AZ — These reader questions were answered by veterinary experts attending the annual American Animal Hospital Association Conference March 14-17. AAHA is the only organization that accredits small animal hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. AAHA-accredited hospitals are evaluated regularly on approximately 900 quality-of-care standards defining excellence in veterinary medicine. Q: I recently added... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast: Human/Animal Interaction Experts Coming to Chicago; Parasite Protection

WGN Radio Petcast: Human/Animal Interaction Experts Coming to Chicago; Parasite Protection
Listen HERE to this WGN Radio Petcast, it will be as good for you as your pets are. Experts on the relationships we have with our pets, and those who want to know more about those interactions are welcome to attend – for the first time ever in the U.S. – the Conference of the... Read more »
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American Animal Hospital Association Conference

Conference of the American Animal Hospital Association, this year in Phoenix, included an appearance by Mayor Greg Stanton at the opening event and announced that the Phoenix Convention Center has now attracted 1.5 billion dollars to the city, and honored the center’s one-millionth attendee, Dr. Monique Weldon of Aurora, CO.
American Animal Hospital Association Conference includes the very latest in veterinary medicine taught by the best, ultimately all this education helps all pet owners. These images reflect only a pawful of highlights from the conference. Here’s a piece I wrote about the AAHA conference for my Tribune Media Services column.
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