Pet World

Enjoy these highlights from our past shows.

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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,...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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.

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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.

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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.

  35. 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...

  36. Show 523: Understanding Pit Bulls

    Stacey Coleman of the Animal Farm Foundation talks pit bulls. Why are they so misunderstood? We’ll see if we can’t repair their image by better understanding who these dogs are.

  37. Show 522: Our Pets Get Stressed!

    Our pets get stressed! This week veterinary behaviorist Dr. Gary Landsberg chats with Steve about what’s affecting our furry family members. We’ll have tips to help you understand what is causing that...

  38. Show 522: "Lap of Love" End of Life Care

    The toughest part of having a pet is having to say goodbye. Dr. Mary Gardner founded Lap of Love to help people make the choices that go along with end of life...

  39. Show 521: Getting Pets back Outdoors this Spring

    Believe it or not, Spring is just around the corner. No, it’s really true! And when the weather warms up and the snow melts, we’re going to want to get back outside...

  40. Show 521: Annie Shirreffs of Catster

    Steve chats with Annie Shirreffs of Catster. Cat Fancy may be no more, but Caster is here to save the day. We’ll find out what’s in Caster as well as hear about...

  41. Show 520: More on The Sage Foundation for Dogs

    Last week we heard from Corporal Matthew Foster and met his military dog, Sgt. Mick. We heard about Corp. Foster’s struggle to get his dog back in the states after his service was...

  42. Show 520: Keeping your Pets Teeth Clean

    Dr. Kate Knutson, former President of the American Animal Hospital Association, talks about the importance of good dental care for our pets. You’ll be surprised to hear how important keeping your pets teeth...

  43. Show 519: Handling Pet Behavior Issues

    Behavior issues are the number one cause of pets being relinquished to shelters. Dr. Kate Crumley, President of the American Animal Hospital Association, tells us why talking to your veterinarian about behavior issues...

  44. Show 519: The Sage Foundation for Dogs

    The Sage Foundation for Dogs is dedicated to protecting the welfare of dogs who have served our country. Corporal Matthew Foster, USMC, and his dog Sgt. Mick sit down with Steve to talk...

  45. Show 518: Mr. Dog Show, David Frei on Westminster

    Mr. Dog Show, David Frei joins the show this week!! Steve loves talking Westminster with your television host every year. We’ll get insider tips from Mr. Frei on the hottest dogs in this...

  46. Show 518: Increasing Threat of Lyme & Other Tick-Related Illnesses

    Dr. Ted Cohn, President of the American Veterinary Medical Association, chats about the increasing threat of Lyme and other tick-related illnesses.  Ticks are more plentiful than ever in North America and there’s a...

  47. Show 517: Trap-Neuter-Return Programs

    There are so many feral cats all over the country, so how can we possibly help them? Anne Beal, author of, Community Cats, tell us about Trap-Neuter-Return programs and how they work at...

  48. Show 517: Research into Feline Infectious Peritonitis

    In our, “Vets on Pets,” segment Dr. Susan Little talks about one of the deadliest diseases our cats face - Feline Infectious Peritonitis. They also discuss ongoing research into the disease, what progress...

  49. Show 516: An Extensive Golden Retriever Study

    The Morris Animal Foundation is dedicated to helping animals of all walks. CEO Dr. David Haworth joins Steve to talk about their Golden Retriever study, the most extensive of its kind, that will...

  50. Show 516: What Do We Know About Cats?

    What do we know about cats? Some people say they are aloof and mysterious. Others say that cats are as friendly as dogs and much smarter. Sandy Robbins wrote The Cat Bible,...