Pet World

Enjoy these highlights from our past shows.

  1. Show 549: Author Gwen Cooper Helping Felines Everywhere

    Gwen Cooper shot to the top of the bestseller lists with, Homer’s Odyssey. Now she uses the power of Homer’s social media following to do good for other cats. We’ll speak with her...

  2. Show 549: Treating Otitis (Ear Infections)

    An incredibly common issue for our dogs is ear infections. Until now, solutions for this problem have been a bit of a hassle. Dr. Tiffany Tapp chats about Otitis, why it happens, how...

  3. Show 548: Crate Training with Positive Reinforcement

    Steve preaches positive reinforcement when it comes to training our pets whenever he gets the chance, and this week he’ll get an opportunity to do just that when he visits with Dog Trainer...

  4. Show 548: Your Pets' Oral Health

    Your pets' oral health is incredibly important to his or her overall health. Dr. Andrew Eschner explains why we want to keep an eye on oral health and will introduce is to...

  5. Show 547: Chronic Kidney Disease affecting our Cats

    Chronic Kidney Disease is a common age related disease affecting our cats. In fact one in three cats have CKD in their later years. Now a new test from IDEXX called SDMA...

  6. Show 547: A Driver’s License for your Pet?

    Looking for a really silly thing for your pets? How about a driver’s license? Michael Scherenberg of MyPet DMV tells us how to get a fun ID for our furry family...

  7. Show 546: Keeping Pets Healthy as They Age

    Our pets are living longer than ever, and while it’s so great for us to have more time with our furry family members, there is also a lot that needs to be...

  8. Show 546: Presidential ‘Cat-idate' - Limberbutt!

    Some people think there are already too many candidates for President, but not us! This week we get paw deep into election season as Steve interviews the only ‘cat-idate’ who’s running - Limberbutt!...

  9. Show 545: Protection from Tick Borne Diseases

    Cool weather may be approaching, but that doesn’t mean the threat of ticks is going away anytime soon. Tick Borne diseases are spreading like never before and the wonderful weather often means we’re...

  10. Show 545: Training Your Pet with Positive Reinforcement

    Positive Reinforcement is so important to properly train our pets. Trainer Dennis Damon chats with Steve about why positive reinforcement works so much better than other methods and shares some tips on how...

  11. Show 544: Heartworm Disease also Affects Cats

    Heart worm disease is in all 50 states and while people think it’s only dogs who are affected, cats are also very susceptible. Most people think their cats are never outdoors so they...

  12. Show 544: The Bria Fund to fight Feline Infectious Peritonitis

    Susan Gingrich helped the WINN Feline Foundation start the Bria Fund to help researchers study Feline Infectious Peritonitis back in 2005. 10 years in Susan joins Steve on the phone to talk about...

  13. Show 543: Heartworm is Killing Our Dogs

    Heartworm is literally killing our dogs. Spread through the bite of an infected mosquito, heartworm has been found in all 50 states, and is estimated to currently be in over one million untreated...

  14. Show 543: Darlene Arden on Medical Marijuana

    Medical Marijuana has become widely accepted in our society, should it be used also for our aging pets who are suffering in their old age? Darlene Arden chats with Steve about her advocacy...

  15. Show 542: Trap-Neuter-Return Programs

    Trap-Neuter-Return programs are the only humane and effective way to control the feral cat population. In light of the recent stupid actions of a “veterinarian” who shot a (supposed) feral cat with a...

  16. Show 542: The World of Reptiles

    Sometimes the best first pet isn’t necessarily a cat or dog. Steve chats with Dr. Susan Brown about the world of reptiles. We’ll find out how to know if they are the...

  17. Show 541: New Technology to Fight Fleas

    New Technology is helping win the war against fleas. Many new products available through your veterinarian are helping kill fleas faster and some of the products are even lasting longer.  Dr. Craig Prior...

  18. Show 540: Beat the Fleas!!

    Parts of the country have been getting unprecedented amounts of rain. How will that affect the flea, mosquito and tick population - and what does that mean for our pets? Dr. Mike Dryden...

  19. Show 539: Importance of Regular Veterinarian Visits

    With how fast our pets age, it is incredibly important to get your pets to your veterinarian regularly for check-ups. Catching any problems early can truly change your pets life.  Dr. Mark Russak,...

  20. Show 539: The WINN Feline Foundation Award Winner Fran Shaw

    The WINN Feline Foundation is dedicated to promoting the health and welfare of all cats by developing or participating in projects for their betterment.  Every year they honor a media member for their...

  21. Show 538: Kennel Cough and Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease

    The big scare with canine influenza seems to finally be simmering down, but an ongoing concern for any dog who is social is kennel cough or canine infectious respiratory disease. Dr. Richard Goldstein...

  22. Show 538: "Sebastian & Me: A Rite of Passage and Spiritual Journey"

    Steve chats with Kay Clark, author of, Sebastian & Me: A Rite of Passage and Spiritual Journey. The book is a collection of stories of love and loss and the strength of the...

  23. Show 537: Protecting our Kids & Pets from Parasites

    There are so many things we need to protect our pets and kids from - including parasites that can lurk right in our own backyard. Dr. Heidi Hulon is here to explain...

  24. Show 537: The Trouble with Puppy Mills

    Despite all of the attention, puppy mills still thrive. Only by refusing to buy dogs from pet stores can we end this practice. Cari Meyers of the Puppy Mill Project chats with us...

  25. Show 536: Fear Free Veterinary Visits

    Veterinary visits are down and that is a big problem for the health of our pets. So why aren’t we seing our vets as often as we should? Certainly the economy can...

  26. Show 535: The Important Vaccines for our Pets

    There are so many parasites and diseases for us to keep track of as pet owners. How do you know what’s important and what isn’t? Dr. Sarah Winzelberg chats with Steve about the...

  27. Show 535: "Dog Fancy’s Ultimate Guide to Dog Training"

    We’ll find out the important decisions you need to make when it comes to dog training and choosing a dog trainer when Steve speaks with Teoti Anderson about, Dog Fancy’s Ultimate Guide to...

  28. Show 534: Safety Tips for Summer

    The beautiful weather is all around us so of course we want to spend lots of quality time outdoors with our pets. It’s not all fun and game though, there are some...

  29. Show 534: "The Handbook on Animal Assisted Therapy"

    Animal Assisted Therapy is touching countless lives. Steve chats with one of the leaders in the field and the author of The Handbook on Animal Assisted Therapy, Dr. Aubrey Fine.

  30. Show 533: What Good Pet Information is Out There?

    When you are consulting Dr. Google, how do you know what is good information? Dr. Andy Roark chats with Steve in our “Vets on Pets” segment about what kind of information you should...

  31. Show 533: Finding the Right Dog Trainer

    How do you find the right dog trainer? Teoti Anderson will share tips with us to make sure that we are taking all the right steps to get our dog trained in...

  32. Show 532: Great Products to Keep Dogs Safe from Ticks

    The tick season is going to be worse than ever, but there are things we can do to protect our pets and ourselves! Dr. Michael Paul talks to us about great products...

  33. Show 532: Pets with Behavior Issues

    Behavior problems are the number one reason people relinquish their pets. Veterinary Technician Julie Shaw chats with Steve about behavior issues, how common they can actually be, and why you shouldn’t be ashamed...

  34. Show 531: The Importance of Regular Check-Ups

    Too many pets don’t see the veterinarian until something is wrong, which means a costlier experience for pet owners and many times the onset of maladies that may have been prevented with regular...

  35. Show 531: "A Cat’s Tale of Life, Death, and Beyond"

    Steve chats with Deb Barnes about her meow-memoir of Mr. Jazz - Purr Prints of The Heart: A Cat’s Tale of Life, Death, and Beyond. For all of those who have lived...

  36. Show 530: More on the Boehringer-Ingelheim Lyme Tour

    News reports just this week were talking about how bad the tick population is going to be this year.  Dr. Carrie White joins us to talk about the lyme vaccination for our...

  37. Show 530: Choosing the Right Pet for Your Family

    There are so many choices when it comes to choosing a pet for your family. Whether its the different types of dogs and cats or the other pets that families take in...

  38. Show 529: Fighting off Ticks and Lyme Disease

    It’s the time of the year we talk about fighting off ticks and Lyme disease, but there’s so much more to the story.  Dr. Carrie White tells us how to do the...

  39. Show 529: Dogs Helping Children with Autism

    Veterinary Technician Julie Shaw tells us about the amazing work dogs are now doing with autistic children. She has been at the forefront of working with dogs to help children with disabilities, now...

  40. Show 528: Ticks are here!!

    Ticks are here! But you can’t run for the hills, you need to take steps to protect yourself and your pets! There are many ways to protect our pets, so we’ll chat...

  41. Show 528: More on Nutrition & the Health of our Pets

    Is it possible that our pets are actually eating better than we are? When it comes to the science behind good pet foods these days, our pets probably eat healthier, more nutritious foods...

  42. Show 527: AAHA Accredited Hospitals

    How important is the veterinarian you choose? Steve chats this week with Dr. Tracey Jensen, President of the American Animal Hospital Association. She’ll explain why AAHA accredited hospitals are a cut above the...

  43. Show 527: The Role Nutrition Plays in the Health of our Pets

    Veterinary Technician Heather Pendergast talks to us about the important role nutrition plays in the health of our pets.  Today we’ll find out why what we put in their food bowl can mean...

  44. Show 526: Protecting Pets Year-Round from Fleas

    The fleas are back, or did they ever go away? You really need to be protecting your pets year round because by the time you see fleas on your pet, you literally...

  45. Show 526: The Role of a Veterinary Technician

    Veterinary Technician Julie Legred talks to us about the role the veterinary technician plays in your office visit, and how you can get the most out of your time with them.

  46. Show 525: The Threat of Heart Worm Disease!

    Warm weather brings mosquitoes and the threat of heart worm disease! Dr. Michael Paul tells us all about the importance of making sure our pets are protected. We want to be proactive when...

  47. Show 525: Improve your Dog’s Health with Proper Nutrition

    Dr. Jean Dodds chats with us about nutrition and our pets when we talk about her book, Canine Nutrigenomics: The New Science of Feeding Your Dog for Optimum Health. Dr. Dodds believes you...

  48. Show 524: Keeping Fleas Off Your Pets

    Spring brings all sorts of wonderful things: longer days, warmer weather, long walks with our furry family members. Unfortunately it also means the return of those pesky fleas. Yuck! But don’t worry, this...

  49. Show 524: The Human/Animal Bond

    Dr. Lisa Freeman is a veterinary nutritionist who is involved with the legendary Tufts Institute for Human/Animal Interaction. She joins Steve to talk about the wonderful mysteries of the Human/Animal bond.

  50. Show 523: More on Pets & Stress

    We continue our conversation about pets and stress with veterinary behaviorist Dr. Gary Landsberg. This week we’ll find out what we can do about the stress. Tips on behavior modification as well as...