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Pet First Aid Awareness Month – What to Do and When to Do It

Pet First Aid Awareness Month is a great time to run down your checklist of what to do in case of emergencies. If you don’tPet first aid have a checklist, now is a good time to put one together! Is the emergency clinic number in a place you can find it in a panic?

You might want to think about typing up a list covering the basic signs of poisoning, what to do if your dog or cat is choking, bleeding, gets bit or stung, or needs CPR. What is the appropriate response or remedy for these situations? Having a list to refer to will help keep the panic and anxiety at a lower level should an emergency occur. You’ll have a good grounding for your next appointment with the vet after exploring the useful information  at HealthyPawsLA.

Healthy Paws was founded by Jillian Myers, a PetSaver certified pet first aid instructor, to help pet owners respond to life-threatening situations with life-saving techniques. Listen to the interview by Dr Lorie Huston.



Pet Dental Health and Safety

Pet Dental Health Month reminds us that developing  the habit of attending to our pets dental hygiene at least three times per week, if not daily, is a great way to stave off gum disease and worse.  And surprise – it’s also National Responsible Pet Owner Month! Now who thought up that pairing  I wonder;)

The cost of dental care for pets, like all health care, has risen dramatically over the past  few years. Now more than ever practicing prevention should be on everyone’s mind.  In the video below, Carol Bryant and I talk about dental health care, alternatives to a toothbrush and canine toothpaste, review a product that has been around for nearly two decades, and cover some ingredients and treatments that shouldn’t be used. Enjoy!

Pet Care Tips and Money Saving Tricks from Dr. Marty Becker

Pets have moved out of our back yards, barns and sheds and into our homes and even our bedrooms as the human animal bond has strengthened and developed. This is doubly so with dogs, who are not known as “man’s best friend” without good cause.

Dr. Marty Becker offers pet care tips to keep your dog healthy and happy.

Dr. Marty Becker offers practical pet care tips to keep your dog healthy and happy.

As the intensity of our bond with our pets has increased, so has the need for good pet care and good pet care advice. Proper care of your dog can give him a good long life and provide a bond with you that will last through all his years. But drop the ball and ignore proper pet care and your dog will suffer for it.

Pet Care Has Changed Over the Years

Over the years, pet care has changed drastically. From the days when we believed that animals did not feel pain to the current knowledge that pain control is necessary both short-term for surgical procedures and long-term for more chronic conditions, our expectations of what type of care our pets receive has evolved.

We used to believe that puppies needed to be protected from disease until they had finished their full series of vaccines and were fully protected. We now realize that, even though protecting our puppies from disease is important, proper socialization is mandatory to raising a well-adjusted adult dog that is not fearful of all manner of experiences and situations.

Your Dog: The Owner's Manual by Dr. Marty Becker

Your Dog: The Owner's Manual by Dr. Marty Becker

Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian” and Long Time Pet Care Advocate

This week, Dr. Marty Becker, who many of you may recognize from his many television appearances on Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz Show joins us to share many of the secrets, surprises and solutions he has discovered throughout his 30 years of caring for dogs as a veterinarian.

Dr. Becker shares with us many of the pet care secrets and solutions he uncovers in his new book, Your Dog: The Owner’s Manual. Listen in as Dr. Becker tells us how to save money while still providing top quality pet care for our dog, how to pill your dog with a minimum of effort and fuss and much more. Learn why you should never buy a dog from a pet store and why adult dogs rescued from a shelter or rescue make the best pets.

And don’t forget to join us on Wednesday, June 1 at 9PM EST in the Chat Cafe to continue the discussion. Bring your own questions for Dr. Becker and prepare to have a great time talking about our favorite subject: your dog!

Interview with Dr. Marty Becker: Pet Care Secrets, Surprises and Solutions