Being Purrfectly Clear on Feline Pain; Supporting Family Pets Where There’s Domestic Violence


On WGN Radio, Steve Dale’s Pet World, listen HERE to Kara Burns is a Credentialed Veterinary Technician with a specialty in nutrition, dentistry, and internal medicine. To acknowledge the difference she’s made in veterinary medicine, she was just honored with the Icon Award from the Bridge Club. Burns is on the Board of Directors of the non-profit EveryCat Health Foundation, and talks about an upcoming symposium, “Health Breakthroughs for EveryCat: Being PURRfectly Clear on Feline Pain,” on April 13-14 at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. Pet parents and veterinary professionals can attend in person or virtually. Learn more about the Symposium HERE.  90 percent of cats over 12-years are suffering some significant pain, even if their cats don’t tell you. We talked about how pain occurs in the first place, and how diet cat help to management inflammation.

Ths symposium focused on identifying and managing pain in cats will include Kara talking about the nutritional approach, and techniques to manage pain. One example is target pulsed electromagnetic therapy (Assisi Loop), which you can do yourself at home at help your cat (or in this instance dogs too). This product “magically” (of course, it’s not really magic) reduces inflammation and without any adverse-effects.

Also, discussed a bit is how feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) has gone from decades to be labeled fatal to recently called treatable. One of those treatments, it turns out has saved human lives as well. And how to be careful about what the Internet says about pet foods.

Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence with Pets

Katie Campbell, director of Collaboration and Outreach at Red Rover, explains this non-profit’s important work in conjunction with Purina to ensure as much as possible that victims of domestic violence have a safe place to flee with all family members, including pets. With Purina, all over the country, increasingly there are places to flee with pets. Sadly, Chicago is way behind – but Red Rover is working to change this.

How do you know your dog or cat loves you?