Cloning pets, I don’t believe that’s a good idea….as I discuss HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio. So, if you’re not paying upwards of $50,000 for a cloned pet, where do you get a pet from? This the topic of my discussion with Dr Nancy Soares, president of the American Animal Hospital Association. She’s a fan of adoption via rescue or a shelter, even if it is a pure bred dog. And there’s no problem with a responsible. But navigating all this – how do you know the rescue is legit, or the breeder is a good one?
Is it true that that when you rescue an animal – the pet knows it? The lady of science has surprising answer.
One more thing – Soares says, “It’s the best idea to adopt!”
One perhaps final conversation with retiring American Veterinary Medical Association president and CEO Dr. Ron DeHaven, a longtime friend of the show.
Dr. DeHaven offers what he believes his greatest accomplishments were, which include a campaign to support preventive care also animal advocacy, for example, enhancing animal welfare standards.
We also looked into Dr. DeHaven’s crystal ball, regarding the future of veterinary medicine. Topic include enormous student debt (and can that ultimately affect pet owner costs); the human-animal bond and affording veterinary care – how does work for people with limited means.
I say Dr. DeHaven has contributed enormously to the profession and pet care.
Here’s a video of me sitting in a hot car, pretending to be a dog. Woof.