Articles: veterinary technician

Anti-Vaxxers: A Scary Trend in the Pet World

Anti-vaxxers – those opposed to nearly all or even all vaccines – are gaining momentum. Their claims are based largely on misguided and even made up notions regarding human vaccines, and even more distorted information regarding vaccines for animals. You might expect to read this sort of piece in CATSTER or DOGSTER magazines, and the…

Millennials Really Love Their Fur Babies

Much maligned millennials are finally doing something right, at least when it comes to their fur babies. Millennials are taking their heads out of their phones and showing up for preventive care for pets more than previous generations. They seem to get it, and cats may benefit even more than dogs. However, their concerns and…

Clenz-a-dent Helps Pets’ Teeth to Sparkle

February is National Pet Dental Health month – so open wide, it’s all about those pearly whites with Dr. Todd McCracken, technical services manager CEVA Animal Health on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show.  He reveals what Clenz-a-dent can do.  Dr. McCracken talks about how small dogs and cats are especially prone to dental…

Resolutions for Pets from the President

As we slide into February, in January I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. John de Jong ,president of the American Veterinary Medical Association about his resolutions for pets in 2019 on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. Resolution #1: Pets to get annual or best bi-annal check-ups. We now know, as…

Windy Kitty Cat Cafe’s Kitten Nursery Up and Running

Cats and kittens – they’re the focus of this past week’s WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with a very crowded studio. HEAR Dr. Elizabeth Colleran (who flew in from California to do this), past president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP); Dr. RuthAnn Lobos of Purina and from Windy Kitty…

Blum Animal Hospital Supports Pets of Furloughed Federal Employees

Blum Animal Hospital in Chicago wrote this post: ❤️ Our hearts go out to all of our clients and their families (including furry family members!) who are affected by the government shutdown. Because accidents and emergencies seem to arise at the worst possible time, we will be offering complimentary exams for any furloughed Federal employees.* Please…

Importance of Dental Care in Pets

Dr. Ed Koronowsk, veterinary services manager at CEVA Animal Health suggests dental care is as important for dogs and cats as it is for people on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show  If you let the teeth go, the gums suffer and that’s painful but also as bacterial builds so does the animal.…

New Generic Protection Against Heartworm

Ceva Animal Health announced (as I reported here first) that they are launching MilbeGuard™ (milbemycin oxime) Flavored Tablets, the first FDA-approved generic heartworm preventive in the U.S. MilbeGuard is a monthly, beef-flavored tablet that prevents heartworm disease and treats and controls whipworms (in dogs only), hookworms and roundworms. While Heartworm disease is totally preventable, this…

Treating Cats with a New CATitutde

We’re looking at cats today with an entirely different lens than say 25 years ago, and this is true for veterinarians too! Veterinarians have responded by creating Cat Friendly Practices. The idea is to offer an approach which is more cat friendly, from the cats’ perspectives.  The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Cat Friendly…

Fear Free: A Paradigm Shift

Fear Free is now a BIG DEAL! I talk on my national radio show, Steve Dale’s Pet World, about the Fear Free initiative with its creator Dr. Marty Becker. And boy has this idea taken off! The idea was originally to minimize fear, anxiety and stress of veterinary visits. And while individual veterinary professionals and…

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