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According to the CDC, an estimated 576 million to 740 million people in the world are infected with hookworm. But this parasite is not just a threat to humans; our pets can be affected as well. In this podcast, Dr. Raffy Dorian, owner of the Market Street Veterinary Clinic in San Diego, discusses hookworm in pets.
Winter is here again, and with it—for much of the country at least—comes the snow, ice, and freezing temperatures that mark the season. Winter weather also brings with it a host of potential dangers for our pets, but with a little care and awareness we can take steps to make sure our pets make it through the season healthy and ready for spring. In this podcast, Dr. Doug Aspros, past president of the AVMA, talks about cold weather pet safety.
Some veterinary procedures need to be performed with your pet under anesthesia, so they don't feel pain or move during the procedure. Like any medical procedure, anesthesia does have risks, but anesthesia for animals has come a long way and is safer than it ever was before. In this podcast, Dr. Nora Matthews, professor emeritus at Texas A&M's College of Veterinary Medicine, talks about anesthesia for pets.
November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is the leading cause of death in older pets, accounting for almost half of the deaths of pets over 10 years of age. But recent developments in veterinary medicine have greatly increased the options available for treating pets with cancer. In this podcast, Dr. Erika Krick, assistant professor of oncology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, talks about treatment options for pets with cancer.
Lights and decorations, costumes and masks, a constant parade of strangers at the door ... Halloween can be a downright spooky experience for our pets. So what can pet owners do to ensure their furry friends have a happy and healthy holiday? In this podcast, Dr. Kim May, assistant director of professional and public affairs at the AVMA, discusses ways to ensure your pet's health and safety this Halloween.