Posts tagged "veterinary visits"

Fear Free Veterinary Visits, Dr. Marty Becker at Veterinary Conference

Fear Free Veterinary Visits, Dr. Marty Becker at Veterinary Conference
Orlando, FL. The annual North American Veterinary Conference, one of the largest meetings of its kind, was held here Jan. 19 through 22. Dr. Marty Becker, one of many featured speakers, discussed his concept of fear-free veterinary visits. Dr. Becker, of Bonner’s Ferry, ID, is a contributor to “The Dr. Oz Show” and author of... Read more »

AVMA Releases Pet Census Results

AVMA Releases Pet Census Results
SAN DIEGO, CA — Pet ownership is on the decline. On Aug. 3, during the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention here, Dr. Karen Felsted revealed new data from the soon-to-be-released 2012 AVMA Pet Demographic Sourcebook (based on data collected in 2011). This pet census polls over 50,000 American households every five years. While cats... 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 »
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Purring and Growling Back at Me: Reader Questions/Comments

Purring and Growling Back at Me: Reader Questions/Comments
I love your feedback – sometime you purr, other times you bark or growl…but keep those emails and letters coming (petworld@stevedale.tv). Here are some recent comments. “I was moved by your recent column, which you responded to a reader who had recently euthanized her pet and was feeling a great deal of guilt.  Your response... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast: Driving on Lake Shore Drive and Crisis, Declining Veterinary Visits

WGN Radio Petcast: Driving on Lake Shore Drive and Crisis, Declining Veterinary Visits
Listen HERE to this Petcast (may take a moment to Load) Do you think you know Chicago? One test is if know what these words are all about….. There’s a road I’d like to tell you ’bout, lives in my hometown…. From iconic Chicago song, Lake Shore Drive by Aliotta, Haynes and Jerimiah….Skip Haynes may... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast: Chico Says Rahm May Tax Vet Visits

(click here for) My inaugural Petcast on WGN Radio with Chicago Mayoral candidates, Gerry Chico and Miguel Del Valle. (the petcast may take a minute to load). Chicago Mayoral Candidates Chico makes news here, suggesting that Rahm Emanuel will attempt to tax veterinary visits, aside from an apparent tax for boarding, grooming and dog day... Read more »
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The Truth About EPA Warnings Concerning Flea and Tick Products

The Environmental Protection Agency is requiring beefed up labeling for flea and tick products used on dogs and cats amid a significant increase in adverse incidents, the EPA is taking a series of actions to increase the safety of spot-on pesticide products for flea and tick control for cats and dogs. I wonder if this... Read more »

Cats Get No Respect

Cats are America’s most popular companion, yet they get no respect. Or at least not as much respect as dogs. According to a new poll, 74 percent of those questioned said they like dogs a lot, but just under half feel the same way about cats. Also, only four percent say they dislike dogs, while... Read more »

Top-10 Resolutions for Pets for 2010

More than resolutions, this might be better described as a Top-10 wish list of my hopes and dreams for pets for 2010:(May you and your entire family enjoy a healthy and safe New Year!)
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