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*BONUS Episode* Canine Influenza

*BONUS Episode* Canine Influenza

In today’s bonus episode, Dr. Shirley shares some recent developments surrounding canine influenza. One recent severe outbreak in the Birmingham area led to closures of dog related services in the city and infectious disease protocols in veterinary clinics. Middle...

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Michael and Stephen are not legal experts

Michael and Stephen are not legal experts

Who gets the pet if a couple breaks up? Are you entitled to “pain and suffering” if your cat dies as a result of a car accident? If your dog is attacked at the dog park, who is responsible for the veterinary bills? You may consider your rabbit as part of the family...

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Feline Enrichment

Feline Enrichment

An unfortunate myth about pet ownership is that the cats don’t require any attention from their owners and can simply be left to fend for themselves all day, every day. This episode is focused on correcting that false assumption.   Dr. Samantha Nieves joins us to talk...

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Not One More Vet

Not One More Vet

Caring for animals can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Who wouldn’t enjoy seeing lots of playful puppies and kittens, fluffy rabbits, and energetic guinea pigs? Unfortunately, caring for family pets sometimes carries heavy emotional burdens. Imagine a day with...

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A Microchip Success Story

A Microchip Success Story

Last week, we learned all about microchips and how they are a valuable tool to help lost pets get home. This week’s episode features the story of one such pet who got separated from his owner. Thanks to his microchip, Scooter was reunited with his mom six months after...

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Microchips

Microchips

If your pet ever ran away or got lost, one key tool that could help in reuniting you with your pet would be a microchip. These tiny devices, inserted beneath the pet’s skin, store a unique number that is linked to your account. Once the chip is scanned and that number...

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Zoonotic Parasitology

Zoonotic Parasitology

The phrase “My pet has worms” is a common cause of calls to the veterinary clinic. Whipworms, hookworms, roundworms or tapeworms… no matter which worm, just the idea of something living inside our pets can cause concern among pet parents. The fact that many of these...

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Cat Behavior

Cat Behavior

Have you ever wondered what your cat is thinking? Do you question why they act the way they act or do the things they do? Did you know that cats often like to rub up against visitors to your home who are allergic to them and try to avoid contact because they sense...

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Allergies

Allergies

Dr. Jennifer Nunnery rejoins the podcast to discuss pet allergies. We talk about what causes the allergic reactions in our pets, how we diagnose the issue and treatment options. As a peek behind the curtain, we recorded this episode (Ep. 20) on May 23, one month...

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Heat Related Dangers for Our Pets

Heat Related Dangers for Our Pets

It is mid-July and it is hot outside. The excessive heat presents challenges to exercising and playing outdoors with our pets and can lead to potentially life threatening conditions. Dr. Renee Dupree joins the podcast today to discuss the two most common heat related...

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