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While We Must Be Open to Alternative Medicine, We Must Recognize When Veterinary Western Medicine is Necessary

Continuing my reporting on the cutting edge field of veterinary rehabilitation, as I discussed in my previous post, Veterinary Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine, that integrative medicine is the best approach to providing optimal health care for our patients.  Being integrative mandates being open to proven alternative medicine techniques, such as the ones outlined...

The Internet Has Created a Generation of Amateur Veterinarians

I began this work week – literally my first case – with a cat owner and her kitty in a yearly visit telling me that she learned on the internet that dry cat food is the kiss of death for cats and is responsible for most of what goes wrong with them, so she took her cat off of the high quality kibble he had been on in exchange for canned food.  She made it a point...

Top 10 2013 Pet Resolutions; Final Thoughts 2012

Watch via live or archived video below:   Listen via live or archived podcast below: Thank you for another great year helping me fulfill my dream of bringing my vision and message to pet owners all over the world. It is beyond amazing to me that what started as a pipe dream to act on my extroverted and opinionated demeanor to start talking and see if anyone would listen...

Disease preventive nutrition

Dear Listeners, Readers, and Viewers: Tonight I will be talking about an important – and way overdue – trend in veterinary medicine, disease preventive nutrition. To segue into this topic, I have made my best effort in recent episodes to dispel myths about certain unsubstantiated notions about diets in pets, that grain free, preservative free, and expensive does...

What NOT to give (pet owners) this holiday season

Dear Readers, Listeners, and Viewers The winter holiday season is a great time to give pet enthusiasts a little something special to pamper their beloved pets…but, there are some things you really should steer clear of purchasing stated furry companions, otherwise risk injury, illness, or worse. I know I may have missed the boat with some of you Black Friday and Cyber...

Cornphobia

Dear Listeners, Viewers and Readers: In case you are curious about the title of tonight’s episode, please allow me to elaborate. The definition of Cornphobia (my definition, that is, as you will not find it in Websters Dictionary or Wikipedia) is: The general fear among certain pet owners that the feeding of corn as an integral component to most pet foods is the root...

Don’t let your pets suffer from pancreatitis

Dear Listeners, Viewers, and Readers: Every holiday season brings with it, unique inherent dangers for our pets. Tonight, I will be talking about one such danger, a potentially deadly disease known as pancreatitis. While this is not an uncommon disease to encounter in veterinary practice, the veterinary profession sees a significant spike in these cases every holiday...

Veterinary Technicians – Trusted Partners in your Pets’ Care

Dear Listeners, Viewers, and Readers: Tonight, in honor of last week’s veterinary technician week, we are showcasing the unsung hero of veterinary medicine, the veterinary technician. Like their RN human medical counterparts, veterinary technicians are the work-horse of the veterinary hospital, in charge of client communication, administration of treatments, laboratory...

Are our cats plotting against us?

Dear Listeners, Reader, and Viewers, I am very excited about this episode, as I will be returning to my live format, BUT, in addition to addressing you live and taking live calls again, we are adding live video streaming to the mix. As many of you are aware, I have another YouTube based show called The Web-DVM that was embedded here in addition to my podcast, where I posted...

Jerky Treats for Pets Continue to Cause Problems

] Dear Listeners, Reader, and Viewers, Tonight (9 PM EST), I will be discussing ongoing problems with the ever favorite jerky type meat treats available for pets. Despite their pupoluarity, since 2007, they continue to be linked to serious pet illness and even cases of death. I also will be announcing my return to live podcasting with a new twist, so please be certain to tune...