Pet World

Enjoy these highlights from our past shows.

  1. 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.

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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.

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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,...

  12. 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.

  13. 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...

  14. 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,...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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....

  18. 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.

  19. 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!...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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.

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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,...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. Show 563: Better Understanding Pooches with "Decoding Your Dog"

    You can figure out the subtle signs your dog gives you. Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. Debra Horwitz tells us how to get a better understanding of our pooches when she talks to us about...

  35. Show 562: Holiday Safety for your Pet

    The Holidays are just around the corner and you need everyone in your house to be safe - including your furry family members. Dr. Heather Loenser of the American Animal Hospital Association chats...

  36. Show 562: "Simon’s Cat: Off to The Vet"

    Simon Tofield is an internet sensation and now he’s a radio sensation when he chats with Steve about his new book, Simon’s Cat: Off to The Vet.

  37. Show 561: The Stress of Holidays for Pets

    The holidays are fast approaching and that probably means more guests than usual in your house. If your pet has some behavior issues now, the added stress of the holidays could make things...

  38. Show 561: "All Dogs Go to Kevin"

    The road to the Rainbow Bridge can be one of the most difficult journeys you face. Dr. Jessica Vogelsang helps us learn to face the inevitable with joy and a sense of...

  39. Show 560: Keep Pets Safe this Holiday Season

    You may not realize it, but with the holiday season upon us, this is actually a really bad time of year for losing pets. People come and go from our houses, and...

  40. Show 560: Take Good Care of your Pets Teeth

    Taking good care of your pets teeth is very important to their overall health, and especially important to our senior pets. Dr. Cindy Charlier chats about our furry family members oral health.

  41. Show 559: Host David Frei of The National Dog Show on NBC!

    It’s almost here, that most favorite time of year - it’s The National Dog Show on NBC! David Frei joins us to chat about this wonderful family-friendly tradition that airs on Thanksgiving Day....

  42. Show 559: Dogs have Allergies just Like Humans

    Dogs have allergies in many ways just like humans do - except they can't tell us about it. Dr. Tiffany Tapp joins us to talk about the common issue of Otitis (ear...

  43. Show 558: Keep your Pet Safe this Thanksgiving

    Turkey Day is right around the corner and you need to make sure you keep it safe for the whole family, especially those furry family members. Dr. Heather Loenser of the American Animal...

  44. Show 558: How Safe are Pets in A Car?

    How safe are our pets when they travel with us in a car? One organization aims to make sure you know which products really help and which ones don’t. Lindsey Wolko of...

  45. Show 557: Keeping Pets Calm & Relaxed

    Our pets can be very anxious. Whether that’s because they don’t like to ride in a car, someone new is living in your house, or you just want them to be more...

  46. Show 557: The Urban Resource Institute

    The Urban Resource Institute is working on ways to protect victims of domestic abuse, as well as their pets. Nathaniel Fields of URI explains the common link between the two.

  47. Show 556: American Animal Hospital Association Behavior Guidelines

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Bleh-Bleh-Bleh. While you’re busy getting your furry family member ready for all the festivities, make sure to hang out with Steve as we learn all about the new American Animal Hospital...

  48. Show 556: Best Ways to Handle End Of Life Care

    Also, Dr. Mary Gardner of Lap of Love, chats with Steve about the best ways to handle end of life care and the tough decisions that come with our pets’ golden...

  49. Show 555: Protect your Dog from Ticks all Year Long

    The weather is slowly cooling off in most places but the ticks keep on ticking, or biting. And even when the big chill sets in, a few days of warm temps can...

  50. Show 555: Training Sighthounds with Positive Reinforcement

    All dogs are not the same and today Steve will illustrate why. Venerable dog trainer Dennis Damon chats with Steve about sighthounds and what makes them so different from other dogs, and why...