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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.
Canine bloat is one of the most common—and mysterious—causes of death in dogs, particularly certain larger breeds, such as Great Danes. And while it's a condition that can affect any dog, it's also one that dog owners can take steps to prevent. In this podcast, Dr. Laura Nelson, assistant professor of small animal surgery in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at Michigan State University, discusses bloat in dogs.
For many cat owners, the worst part about taking their cats to the veterinarian is getting them into their carriers and to the clinic. But don't let hassles associated with transporting your cats compromise their health care. In this podcast, Dr. Jane Brunt, executive director of the CATalyst Council, and owner and director of the Cat Hospital at Towson in Baltimore, talks about steps you can take to make your cat's carrier a safe, secure and inviting place to be.