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These pet podcasts on Pet Life Radio, are about pet health and pet care featuring preventative pet medicine, senior pet care, pet pediatrics, emergency pet first aid, pet meds, pet insurance, pet dental care, pet food and pet grooming.

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These pet podcasts on Pet Life Radio, are about pet health and pet care featuring preventative pet medicine, senior pet care, pet pediatrics, emergency pet first aid, pet meds, pet insurance, pet dental care, pet food and pet grooming.

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By lager moore - Nov 04 2007
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The show is great! keep giving good info!

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By ktatkt - Oct 20 2007
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I enjoyed these podcasts!!

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17 Ratings
Average Ratings
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pet health

By lager moore - Nov 04 2007
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The show is great! keep giving good info!

Nice

By ktatkt - Oct 20 2007
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I enjoyed these podcasts!!

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The Pet Doctor - Keeping your pets healthy & pet wellness - Pets & Animals on Pet Life Radio (PetLifeRadio.com)

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These pet podcasts on Pet Life Radio, are about pet health and pet care featuring preventative pet medicine, senior pet care, pet pediatrics, emergency pet first aid, pet meds, pet insurance, pet dental care, pet food and pet grooming.

Rank #1: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 40 Deciphering What is Going On Under the Skin

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The last time your pet was ill, your veterinarian likely recommended that your pet have a battery of tests run. What was he or she looking for? Why do they want to repeat the tests? Why isn’t there a test for cancer? And why do they want to run tests when your pet seems totally healthy?

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -Deciphering What is Going On Under the Skin with Dr. Bernadine Cruz

Sep 25 2008

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Rank #2: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 17 Recognizing and Understanding Pain in Pets

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Science has shown that a pet’s nervous system is very similar to ours. So why is it that when we are in pain, everyone around us knows about it but our dogs and cats rarely declare their discomfort. Dr. Steven Fox, of Norvartis Animal Health will help us understand the signs of pets in pain and discuss new ways that veterinarians have to relieve it.

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Feb 14 2008

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Rank #3: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 45 How to Get the Most Out of Your Veterinary Visits

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Studies have shown that people typically remember only 50% of what they are told during a doctor’s visit. Of that 50%, only 50% is correct. Accurately remembering what your doctor tells you can be critical to your health and well being. During today’s show, I will give you tips that you can use during your pet’s veterinary visits. You may even find them useful during your own trips to your doctor’s office.

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -How to Get the Most Out of Your Veterinary Visits.....with Dr. Bernadine Cruz

Nov 15 2008

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Rank #4: PetLifeRadio.com - The Pet Doctor - Episode 96 Facing the Final Farewell.... End of Life Decision Making

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When is the best time to think about the end of your beloved pet’s life? There never seems to be the right time and you definitely don’t want to wait until your pet is in severe, intractable pain. Dr. Julie Reck, a companion animal veterinarian in Charlotte, North Carolina is all too familiar with the heartache pet owner’s experience while trying to grapple with end of life decisions for animals they love. Dr Reck has written a very compassionate book on understanding our emotions, a pet’s perception of death and how to work through one of the most difficult and loving decisions a pet owner can ever make.

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Aug 23 2010

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Rank #5: PetLifeRadio.com - The Pet Doctor - Episode 72 Pet Wellness Starts With a Plan

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In a whoosh of a whisker, a pet seems to go from being a cuddly bundle of fluff to a mature member of the family with silver whiskers. You try to be a good pet owner..take your pet when it is ill or when you get those pesky vaccine reminders in the mail. But are you doing all that you can in insure that your pet’s health span equals its life span? Dr. Carol McConnell, vice president of Underwriting and chief veterinary medical officer for VPI Pet Insurance, will explain why ‘Pet Wellness Starts with a Plan.’

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Oct 12 2009

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Rank #6: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 18 One Dog’s Quest to Ease a Worried Child & Lull Away a Pet’s Worries with Children’s Lullabies

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A pediatrician and veterinarian are similar in many ways. Their patients have difficulty voicing their fears and concerns over medical procedures. And being separated from those that love them merely worsens the situation. Thanks to 2 dads, a dog named Josh, a marvelous book and a plush toy Golden retriever, children undergoing medical diagnostics or surgeries, have a friend who will be with them at all times and let them know that ‘it will be all right. What do premature babies and dogs suffering with separation anxiety have in common? They both are calmed by the sound of a beating heart and soothed when played simple children’s lullabies. Learn how a unique blending of these two sounds can bring tranquility to your baby…human or canine.

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -One Dog’s Quest to Ease a Worried Child & Lull Away a Pet’s Worries with Children’s Lullabies

Feb 20 2008

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Rank #7: The Pet Doctor - Episode 227 Tweens and Teens Get Set for Veterinary School

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At least once a week I have a client tell me that they wanted to become a veterinarian when they were young, but never pursued the career. They just didn’t think they had what it took.

There are so many tweens and teens who are starting to wrestle with the question ‘what do you want to do when you grow up?’ Many may entertain the idea of becoming a doctor of veterinary medicine but they also have doubts about what does it take? Could I handle the sights, sounds and smells of being around animals? What options are available if I like science but want to do more than tend to the traditional dogs, cats, horses and birds? How do I go about get hands on experience?

Dr. Chris Carpenter is the founder and director of an amazing program called ‘Vet Set Go’ that incorporates his degrees in veterinary medicine and his membership in the National Science Teachers Association. It is unique and a great way for tweens and teens to explore all the veterinary medicine can be.

Questions or comments? Email Dr. Cruz at: thepetdoctor@petliferadio.com.

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Feb 17 2016

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Rank #8: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 20 Knowing When to Say Goodbye

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Saying goodbye to a friend is always hard. When it is a pet that has become a part of the family, it can be especially difficult. The need to allow a pet to pass on quickly, painlessly and with dignity can be due to a myriad of reasons – organ failure, uncontrollable medical conditions, crippling arthritis, cancer, senility or other issues that rob your friend of a good quality of life. “When is the right time to euthanize my beloved pet?” This is a very personal decision. You never want to do it too soon or too late. Dr. Alice Villalobos will discuss coming to terms with saying our final farewell.

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Mar 07 2008

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Rank #9: The Pet Doctor - Episode 154 Positive Talk... Positive Thought on PetLifeRadio.com

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How you talk about yourself can greatly influence how you think about yourself. If you keep saying 'I am so dumb... I’m a loser... I can never do it right'... do it long enough and you will start to believe it... a self fulfilling prophecy. But how about the way we talk and think about our pets? Each pet has its own strengths and limitations. Understanding them and you can lead to a more harmonious connection. Lisa Knowles and I will explore why we should respect our pets... how to understand their unique qualities and how to more fully enjoy life with pets.

Questions or comments? Email Dr.Cruz at: thepetdoctor@petliferadio.com.

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Jan 05 2013

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Rank #10: PetLifeRadio.com - The Pet Doctor - Episode 130 Thanksgiving Safety for Pets & Talking Turkey About Teeth

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The last thing you want to do on Thanksgiving or the day after Thanksgiving is rush your cat or dog to the emergency room. A few simple precautions will help make sure that your holiday feast remains festive. Tune in for these Turkey Day Tips to keep your pet happy and healthy!

Also, It is estimated that at least 75% of all pets over 4 years of age, have some form of dental disease. Which animals develop significant problems is a matter of genetics, routine veterinary dental care and consistent at home dental hygiene. Dr. Heidi Lobprise, a board certified veterinary dentist with Pfizer Animal Health talks turkey about teeth!

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Nov 19 2011

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Rank #11: The Pet Doctor - Episode 231 Breaking Down Pet Stereotypes and Behaviors

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Profiling is the act of predicting behaviors based on a person’s ethnicity, gender or color. The cognizant you would never consider jumping to such irrational conclusions. But it sneaks into our lives on an unconscious level. We do this with not only with people but also with animals. All snakes are scary and dangerous. Pit bulls and Rottweilers are aggressive and shouldn’t be allowed around children. Golden retrievers are hands down the best breed for a family and all calico cats, though they may look cuddly, are actually untrustworthy and one whisker away from coming unglued. Sounds pretty ridiculous when said out loud doesn’t it?

Breaking stereotypes of animal behavior and understanding their actions has been a passion for my guest, veterinarian, Dr. Gary Weitzman, President and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society. His voice may sound familiar; he co-hosted The Animal House, a nationally distributed weekly program on public radio that explored the latest in animal science, pet health and behavior, and wildlife conservation. He is fluent in cat and dog speak having written three books published by National Geographic, the first called “Everything Dogs,” and two books on animal behavior called “How to Speak Dog” and “How to Speak Cat” with a fourth due out in November 2017 on animal medicine, care and behavior.

Questions or comments? Email Dr. Cruz at: thepetdoctor@petliferadio.com.

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May 25 2016

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Rank #12: The Pet Doctor - Episode 245 Danaus Ecological Reserve

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Let’s take a quiz…a geography quiz. Yes, I know I am a veterinarian and this is a show about pets but you will see that it all makes sense. Name a country that has no standing army…where it is ilegal to own a wild animal, has a population of about 4.5 million people who are all educated for free from primary school to high school. Ranked 42nd in the world for environmental protection, has great beaches and fabulous people who speak Spanish. Figured out where I am talking about? Costa Rica.

Elías Peña is a nature guide at the Danaus Ecological Reserve in La Fortuna de San Carlos. He is going to tell us how a small center in a small Central American country is enchanting and educating the countrymen and the world about the importance of protecting our plants, animals and world….they know we are One World…One Health.

Questions or comments? Email Dr. Cruz at: thepetdoctor@petliferadio.com.

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Mar 20 2017

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Rank #13: PetLifeRadio.com - The Pet Doctor - Episode 132 Washington - Protecting Humans and Animal Health

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Guaranteed to cure warts, lumbago and make dry brittle hair shine - all of these condition and more treated by this one little bottle of liniment that you can buy today and today only for 1 thin dollar! If you heard anyone pitching a product like this you would probably call them a snake oil salesman. But not that many years ago, there were unscrupulous hucksters with similar lines. And sad to say, there are still companies who prey on our fears and desires. Their spiel has now gone high tech.

How do we know what is safe and effective? We want the best for ourselves and our pets. Thankfully there are governmental organizations such as the Food and Drug Administration that are looking out for us. My guest today is Dr. Carmen Stamper. She is a veterinary medical officer for the Center for Veterinary Medicine; their mission is to protect human and animal health.

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Dec 13 2011

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Rank #14: The Pet Doctor - Episode 279 Scratching the Surface of a Cat’s Behavior

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You’ve seen those homes. You know they have a cat even before you meet their feline family member. How? The telltale tattered corners of their furniture, the snagged curtains, the wallpaper that is shredded, the carpeting that is frazzled and frayed. But what if that house is yours? Is there no way to convince a cat to use one of those cute little scratching posts? You love your cat but really…. your belongings are NOT for their sole pleasure…or are they?

Dr. Kelly St. Denis is proudly one of the 6 Canadian feline specialist members of Cat Healthy Canada, a board-certified veterinary behaviorist with a special interest in cats. She practices at Charing Cross Cat Clinic, Brantford, ON

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Mar 01 2019

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Rank #15: The Pet Doctor - Episode 233 Spot the Pet Poisons in Your Home

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Pets explore their worlds by licking, sniffing, touching and swallowing items they encounter. It may have seemed like a good idea at the time to investigate the puddle on the garage floor, down that round roly poly thing on the bathroom counter or munch on the wobbly mouse in the yard. But the consequences could be deadly. And then there are the well meaning pet owner who tries to save money by consulting Dr. Google and treating their pets with toxic outcomes.

Dr. Charlotte Flint, as a senior consulting veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline has heard stories that would turn your fur green and toss your kibble. We are going to break down room by room some of the most common pet toxins in your home.

Questions or comments? Email Dr. Cruz at: thepetdoctor@petliferadio.com.

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Jun 30 2016

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Rank #16: PetLifeRadio.com - The Pet Doctor - Episode 124 It is Naturally Confusing -- What to Feed Your Pet

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Commercial or homemade--.organic or natural--.raw or home cooked--.what is a pet owner to feed? The choices in pet foods would cause a Shar Pei’s hair to curl. People are becoming more aware of nutritional options for themselves as well as their pets. But making well-informed decision can be difficult. Who do you believe--.your breeder, your neighbor, the veterinarian or the kid at the pet store? Dr. Edward Moser is a veterinary nutritional expert. He will help us take a bite out of the mystery of which food will best enrich your pet’s health.

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Sep 21 2011

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Rank #17: The Pet Doctor - Episode 241 Nutrition Edition

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In 2015, Americans spent over $60 billion on pet food with veterinary care coming in somewhere around $15 billion. But is all of that money on pet food being well spent? Are we over feeding and giving less than optimal nutrition to our furry family members? Can some of the most serious medical conditions such as kidney disease and cancer be positively affected by modifying what we feed?

My guest is Dr. Cailin Heinze. She is a board-certified veterinary nutritionist at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University where she teaches biochemistry and clinical nutrition. She is an expert in home-cooked diet formulation and general pet nutrition and has a special interest in feeding pets with kidney disease and cancer. Dr Heinze has been featured in Eating Well, WebMD, Prevention magazine, and Dog Fancy and she regularly speaks at national and international veterinary conferences. So grab your pen and paper. I know you are going to want to take some notes to help you digest this very important subject.

Questions or comments? Email Dr. Cruz at: thepetdoctor@petliferadio.com.

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Nov 21 2016

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Rank #18: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 25 Our Pet’s Internal Mysteries

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Our bodies and those of our pets are affected by chemicals called hormones. Over production, as well as deficiencies can wreck havoc with our health. Diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism and Cushing’s disease are but a few. Signs of these diseases can be subtle. They can be difficult to diagnose and even more challenging to treat. A primary care veterinarian will often consult with or refer a pet to a board certified veterinary internist. Our podcast today will focus on this veterinary medical specialist and learn how internists unlock mysteries occurring under your pet’s skin.

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -Lending a Helping Paw with Dr. Bernadine Cruz

Apr 22 2008

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Rank #19: The Pet Doctor - Episode 170 And Baby Makes... Danger

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You can spot them 6 strollers away, the new parent. They look ecstatic and a bit frazzled. They tote around the jumbo size of cleaning products to decontaminate the world for their precious bundle of joy. You would think that their home would be one of the safest places for 2 and 4 legged critters but you may be surprised to learn, that items associated with babies can be highly toxic to pets.

To tutor us in the ‘A.B,Cs’ of safeguarding our furry kids, is my guest Dr. Justine Lee, associate director of Pet Poison Helpline.

Questions or comments? Email Dr.Cruz at: thepetdoctor@petliferadio.com.

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Jul 13 2013

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Rank #20: The Pet Doctor - Episode 269 The Importance of Veterinary Medicine in your Everyday Life... Even if you Don’t Have Pets

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Since you are listening to this podcast, it’s likely that you are a pet lover. I’ll further posit that you’ve used the services of a veterinarian to care for your pet. But are you aware that without veterinarians that the health of your pet, our food supply, wildlife, world health and your personal health would be jeopardized?

Being a veterinarian, you may think that I am a bit prejudiced and you would be right. But my guest, Dr. Michael Topper, the 2017-2018 President of the American Veterinary Medical Association and is also in agreement plus he has the expertise to substantiate these claims.

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Jul 16 2018

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