Pet World

Enjoy these highlights from our past shows.

  1. Show 590: Proper Dog Training Techniques

    Dog training can be wonderful when done correctly. Dr. Theresa DePorter talks to Steve about the proper techniques and proper equipment to use when training your dog.

  2. Show 589: Tick-borne Disease is Spreading

    The Zika Virus is dominating the headlines but we must remember how much damage is being done by ticks. Tick-borne disease is spreading and the CDC recently revised their numbers upward by 30x...

  3. Show 589: Providing Better Lives for Pets

    Wayne Pacelle of The Humane Society of The United States chats with Steve about their work to provide better lives for pets.

  4. Show 588: The Important Role of the Veterinary Technician

    Your veterinary technician is an important part of every veterinary visit, but we don’t know enough about what they do and how they help. This week we chat with Kelsey Carpenter, a wonderful...

  5. Show 588: Helping Pets going through Cancer Treatment

    Dr. Kendra Pope does wonderful work helping pets who are going through cancer treatment. She’ll tell us what can be done to help our pets have a better quality of life while they...

  6. Show 587: Keeping our Pets & Kids Safe this Summer

    Summer is here and we want to keep our pets and our kids safe! Dr. Heather Loenser of the American Animal Hospital Association chats with Steve about making sure our kids know how...

  7. Show 587: "Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0."

    Grisha Stewart jumps on the phone to help us figure out the best, positive ways to train our dog as we chat about her book, Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0.

  8. Show 586: Trends & Changes in Veterinary Care

    Banfield, The Pet Hospital does a state of the industry report every year. Steve chats with Dr. Kirk Breuninger of Banfield about trends and changes taking place in veterinary care.

  9. Show 586: "Help Your Dog Fight Cancer"

    Laurie Kaplan chats with Steve about her book, Help Your Dog Fight Cancer.

  10. Show 585: Protecting Kids & Dogs from Lyme Disease

    Our StopLyme.com Initiative is in full force and we are doing everything we can to promote the best way there is to avoid Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.  Dr. Patricia DeLaMora, a pediatric...

  11. Show 584: Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs

    Congestive Heart Failure. These words are terrifying for humans, but you might not realize they are being uttered with our dogs as well. Fortunately veterinary medicine has done lots of work in this...

  12. Show 584: Anesthesia and Our Pets

    Your veterinary technician is such an important part of your veterinary visit. In an effort to understand the role of techs in our pets’ lives, we chat this week with veterinary technician Tasha...

  13. Show 583: "The Extraordinary Life of Buffy The Cat"

    The legendary Sandy Robbins is a long time friend of the show. She’ll join us to talk about her latest book, Making The Most of All Nine Lives: The Extraordinary Life of...

  14. Show 583: The StopLyme Initiative

    Dr. Natalie Marks joins Steve to talk about fighting off ticks in the big city, as we continue to promote the StopLyme initiative. Lyme disease has been reported in all 50 states and...

  15. Show 582: Time to Stop Lyme!

    It’s time to Stop Lyme! Steve speaks with Dr. Ron DeHaven, CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association about the importance of being more aware of ticks and the diseases they can spread....

  16. Show 582: Patrick McDonnell of the PBS show Shelter Me

    Patrick McDonnell has been drawing the Mutts comic strip and books for years and now is doing something very important with his creation. He has made an episode of the PBS show Shelter...

  17. Show 581: Lyme Disease is Growing Rapidly in the Midwest

    The ticks are continuing to invade, and it’s not just in the Northeast part of the country anymore! There are tick borne diseases in Texas and California and the threat of Lyme disease...

  18. Show 581: Discussing a Pets Dietary Needs with your Vet

    Nutrition is so important for our pet’s overall health. Veterinary Technician Ed Carlson talks about the importance of having a discussion about your pets dietary needs during your veterinary visits.

  19. Show 580: Ways to Get More Exercise with Our Pets

    Spring brings good and bad and we’ll cover both this week. First Tricia Montgomery of the K-9 Fit Clubs chats with us about all of the great ways to start getting more...

  20. Show 580: Protecting Pets from Ticks

    In our Vets on Pets segment of the show we’ll talk about precautions we need to be taking in the spring, especially when it comes to all of the diseases being spread...

  21. Show 579: The Important Role of the Vet Tech

    Veterinary Technician Stephen Cital explains the role of the Vet Tech - maybe soon to be known as a veterinary nurse - during your visits to the veterinarian.

  22. Show 579: Pets and Vaccines

    Veterinary Medicine has been studying and reworking the right amount of vaccine for pets for many years. Boehringer Ingelheim has gone a step beyond to reduce the amount of actual vaccine being injected...

  23. Show 578: The Booming Tick Population

    Spring is here and all of the parasites (who never really went away) are about to be back in full force. This week, one of the top scientists in his field, Veterinary Parisitologist...

  24. Show 578: "The Horse Boy"

    Rupert Isaacson chats with Steve about his book, The Horse Boy, which details his journey of trying to find connections and a better life for his autistic son. The powerful connections his son...

  25. Show 577: Celebrating Puppies!

    We’re celebrating puppies with Dr. Nancy Soares of the American Animal Hospital Association. She’ll share tips on knowing when is the right time to add that furry little bundle of joy to your...

  26. Show 576: The Latest on the Dog Flu

    What’s the latest with the Dog Flu and what is being done to control it? Dr. Natalie Marks was at the center of the huge outbreak in Chicago last year, she’ll tell...

  27. Show 576: Knowing when Kitty Needs to See the Vet

    Our cats brighten our lives in so many ways, yet they often are incredibly good at hiding any pain or discomfort they might be having. Dr. Colleen Currigan of the American Association of...

  28. Show 575: "Vet, Set, Go!"

    So many kids at one point or another want to be a veterinarian, but what can they do to further their interest? Dr. Chris Carpenter is helping fuel the passions of tomorrow’s veterinarians,...

  29. Show 575: Training Pets with Positive Reinforcement

    Michael Shikashio of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants chats with Steve about the best way to train your pets - positive reinforcement.

  30. Show 574: Rabies is Still a Big Problem

    With all of the talk you hear about the Zika Virus and Lyme Disease and Heartworm, we forget that Rabies is still a big problem around the world. It isn’t a problem...

  31. Show 574: "Alley Cat Rescue's Guide to Managing Community Cats"

    Feral Cats can be a strain on a community, but they can also be helpful when managed properly. Louise Holton talks about how they can be handled when we discuss her book,...

  32. Show 573: Detecting Kidney Disease Early in Cats

    Kidney Disease is such a common issue in our aging cats. A new test from IDEXX called SDMA can detect kidney disease much earlier giving your veterinarian a chance to effectively treat your...

  33. Show 573: Keep Dogs Safe while Running Errands

    People take a great risk when they tie up their dog while they run into a store for a quick errand. Chelsea Brownridge has a new start-up that could help keep those...

  34. Show 572: "Homer: The Ninth Life of A Blind Wonder Cat"

    One of Steve’s favorite guests, Gwen Cooper, is back! Gwen celebrates the life of the cat that everyone loved in her new book, Homer: The Ninth Life of A Blind Wonder Cat....

  35. Show 572: New Type of Pain Therapy for Pets

    We learn about a new type of pain therapy for pets that doesn’t involve medication from Dr. Deidre Chiaramonte.

  36. Show 571: Gail Miller Bisher of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    It’s that time of year again! The annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show take place in New York this week! Who will win, what dogs will we meet, the suspense is killing us!...

  37. Show 571: February is Responsible Pet Owners Month

    February is Responsible Pet Owners Month, so Dr. Nancy Soares of the American Animal Hospital Association shares some tips on being a good pet owner and how to decide what pet is right...

  38. Show 570: Why Veterinary Cat Care is Vital

    Our cats are desperate for more veterinary care. With our cats living longer than ever, they are facing an array of issues. Your veterinarian can catch problems early which means better treatment and...

  39. Show 570: Creating Better Pet Friendly Neighborhoods

    Cynthia Bathurst of Safe Humane Chicago is working with the city to create better pet friendly neighborhoods and she explains the work they are doing.

  40. Show 569: More on "Simon’s Cat: Off To The Vet"

    Steve has more of his conversation with internet sensation Simon Tofield. Simon has taken the internet by storm but now he is conquering the publishing world as well. Find out more about Simon’s...

  41. Show 569: Getting Good Medical Info on the Internet

    Dr. Wendy Hauser of the American Animal Hospital Association chats with Steve about medical information on the internet. As consumers we have so much at our fingertips now, but how do you know...

  42. Show 568: Our Pets Can Suffer in the Cold

    The cold weather is finally starting to take hold in the northern parts of the country. Don’t mistake your dog’s fur for a winter coat. Our pets can suffer in the cold. We’ll...

  43. Show 568: The Origins of Interesting Animal Phrases

    Have you every wondered why you hear the phrase, “letting the cat out of the bag”? Or maybe why we say a cat has nine lives? Boze Hadleigh chats with us about...

  44. Show 567: Cats are not Seeing the Veterinarian Enough!

    Our cats are not seeing the veterinarian nearly enough! For the health of our cats we must change this. Veterinarians are hard at work making their practices much more cat friendly and fear-free,...

  45. Show 567: "Heal: The Vital Role of Dogs in The Search for Cancer Cures"

    Arlene Weintraub is the author of the fasincating book, Heal: The Vital Role of Dogs in The Search for Cancer Cures. She will tell us all about the amazing discoveries that dogs are...

  46. Show 566: An Important Breakthrough to Prevent Canine Influenza

    One of the bigger stories of 2015 was the outbreak of Canine Influenza. While we talked about it extensively, there was nothing you could truly do except try to avoid it. Now...

  47. Show 566: More on "True Stories of Wounded Veterans and Their Service Dogs"

    Steve continues his discussion with Tracy Libby about her book, Reporting for Duty: True Stories of Wounded Veterans and Their Service Dogs. Tracy helps tell the story of all the wonderful ways animals...

  48. Show 565: Resolutions for a Better Year with Our Pets

    We’ll start off the new year with resolutions for a better year with our pets. Steve will share his resolutions of the top things we can do to make for a better...

  49. Show 565: "True Stories of Wounded Veterans and Their Service Dogs"

    Tracy Libby talks to Steve about her new book, Reporting for Duty: True Stories of Wounded Veterans and Their Service Dogs. Tracy helps tell the story of all the wonderful ways animals are...

  50. Show 563: Jackson Galaxy on "Catify to Satisfy"

    Can you make your house not only a place that your cat is okay with living in, but a place where she’ll actually thrive? Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet’s, My Cat from...