Posted on: March 4, 2017 - No Comments
Imagine being hung half way out a window by your suspenders 30 stories up, or being held up at gunpoint. That’s actually how I believe many of our pets feel at the vet office, or even before they arrive, as they realize that’s where they’re headed and fear begins to ramp up.
Posted on: February 22, 2017 - No Comments
Following the suicide of my friend Dr. Sophia Yin (in 2014), and several higher profile veterinarians – the profession, in unison, said we need to do something about this. It’s out of the closet and I believe that is a good thing.
Posted on: January 31, 2017 - No Comments
Is it possible that that today’s elephant species – long persecuted by man – will one day go the way of the mastodon? Sadly, the answer is yes.
Posted on: January 9, 2017 - No Comments
The bad news is that diabetes is way up in dogs and cats. The good news is that diabetes is considered treatable (as mentioned, cats may even go into remission). However, in order to treat, appropriate diagnosis is necessary.
Posted on: December 23, 2016 - No Comments
Some quick & easy tips to make Christmas a safe, fun day for you and your pets.
Posted on: November 29, 2016 - 1 Comment
Feral cats aren’t a new issue; they existed for thousands of years – likely since the domestication of cats somewhere between 5,300 to 9,000 years ago.
Posted on: November 22, 2016 - 2 Comments
“The winner is always that dog sitting on the couch with you while you’re watching the dog show. Your dog is always Best in Show.”
Posted on: September 30, 2016 - No Comments
Breed bans do nothing to enhance public safety; they ignore the real reasons why dogs of any breed attack. So where there are breed restrictions and bans – bites happen anyway.
Posted on: September 14, 2016 - No Comments
Increasingly, human and veterinary medicine are working in tandem. This year, I began a one health campaign called Stop Lyme in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association and the non-profit Global Lyme Alliance.
Posted on: August 26, 2016 - No Comments
Q: I accidentally caught your radio show and enjoyed it thoroughly. As a psychologist, I am interested in behavior issues, and have an interesting question for you. Molly, our 13-year old Golden Retriever, is infatuated with the two Guinea pigs, who my son recently purchased. She’s so obsessed; we need to distract her to get her to eat. What’s this behavior about? Does she want to mother them? J. F., Chattanooga, TN
Posted on: July 19, 2016 - No Comments
Steve Dale gives his thoughts on the AAHA certification for veterinary practices, and what the certification means for patients.
Posted on: June 29, 2016 - No Comments
Question: Venus, our almost 2-year old German Shepherd dog enjoys eating her poop, or eats from the cat box. That doesn’t seem right. What can we do to stop this desire?
Posted on: May 28, 2016 - 2 Comments
The bottom line is that kept indoors only cats do live longer, healthier lives – as the laundry list of dangers simply don’t occur to cats inside only.
Posted on: May 4, 2016 - No Comments
While the flames of controversy are fanned regarding the potential danger of e-cigarettes to people, it’s clear e-cigarettes may be lethal to dogs.
Posted on: April 25, 2016 - No Comments
Many decades ago, veterinarians didn’t really know the significance of heartworm disease in cats. It turns out that cats are about as likely to be affected by the disease as dogs - though the disease is totally different in cats.
Posted on: February 17, 2016 - No Comments
In 2013, a NYC shelter began an innovative co-sheltering program called URIPALS, which allows victims to shelter with their pets. New York resident Jasmine Rivera says URIPALS saved her life, literally.
Posted on: February 2, 2016 - No Comments
Veterinary experts give their tips on keeping your pets safe and happy during the cold winter months, including how to prevent frostbite and special tips for senior pets.
Posted on: February 1, 2016 - No Comments
Away from beach sports and tourist hustle and bustle, barking dogs greet visitors to the SPCA Puerto Vallarta in Mexico.
Posted on: December 29, 2015 - No Comments
Pet parents offer their reflections from 2015 as they begin a new year with their pets.
Posted on: December 16, 2015 - No Comments
A recent pilot study indicates that despite marketing claims of safety, many pet booster seat and pet seat products tested were in fact unsafe. CPS CEO and founder goes as far as calling the results “a complete disaster.”
Posted on: November 16, 2015 - No Comments
How much do dogs really comprehend us? Lots of work at dog cognition centers around the world are attempting to grasp how much dogs really know.
Posted on: November 10, 2015 - No Comments
So, how much do dogs know? Humans have lived side-by-side with dogs for thousands of years, yet even today this big question continues to baffle science – even as dogs have become family members.
Posted on: October 20, 2015 - No Comments
If hugs counted for $1 apiece, the U.S. government could balance their budget on the number of free hugs technicians give to clients. Veterinary technicians do it for love.
Posted on: October 5, 2015 - No Comments
Although feline infectious peritonitis or FIP is called the most devastating disease in cats, Susan Gingrich is radiant about the future. Gingrich established the Bria Fund with the Winn Feline Foundation ten years ago, after her little Birman cat named Bria succumbed to the fatal disease.
Posted on: September 23, 2015 - No Comments
“I wanted to shine a light on those who don’t make it out."
Posted on: September 22, 2015 - No Comments
“We’re now discovering loss of kidney function in lots of middle aged cats before the cat becomes sick. This is extremely important to potentially slow the disease progression and help us to monitor kidney loss.”
Posted on: August 17, 2015 - No Comments
“If it’s too hot for a person, it’s too hot for a dog." While I survived being locked in a hot car, your dog likely wouldn't be so lucky.