Pet World

Enjoy these highlights from our past shows.

  1. Show 659: New Guidelines for Canine Vaccinations

    There is important news to share about new guidelines for canine vaccinations. What should your dog be getting and what vaccinations are important depending on where you live and your dog’s lifestyle? Dr....

  2. Show 659: Puerto Rico Hurricane Impact on Pets

    The aftermath of Puerto Rico has been devastating for all of the islands inhabitants and that means pets too. Dog Trainer Terrie Hayward lives in Puerto Rico and she will give us...

  3. Show 658: National Veterinary Technicians Week!

    We’re getting ready to celebrate as next week is National Veterinary Technicians Week!  We start off the festivities with a visit with the Executive Director of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in...

  4. Show 658: Cures 4 Cats Day

    Coming up on October 21st, we’re celebrating Cures 4 Cats Day with the WINN Feline Foundation.  It’s a way to acknowledge all of the incredible work that has been done in cat health...

  5. Show 657: Dietary Needs of Senior Canines

    With our dogs living longer lives than ever before, it’s so important that we take notice of what happens to them as they age and what we can do to make their...

  6. Show 657: "Positive Solutions for Aggressive Behavior in Dogs"

    One of the easiest ways for the human-animal bond to break down is through aggressive behavior from your dog.  Pat Miller joins the show to help you learn how to keep things more...

  7. Show 656: Cat Friendly Practices

    One of the best things you can do for the overall health of your cat is to make sure she sees the veterinarian regularly. That task becomes a million times easier when your...

  8. Show 656: The Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation

    Vicki Santo is the widow of baseball hall-of-famer Ron Santo. Ron had Type 1 Diabetes and battled his whole adult life to make things better for others with the disease. She carries on...

  9. Show 655: World Rabies Day is September 28th

    World Rabies Day is September 28th. Dr. Richard Ford chats about the success we have had in controlling rabies here in North America through an aggressive campaign to make sure that dogs are...

  10. Show 655: The Summer Smiles Contest

    Lisa Lunghofer of The Grey Muzzle campaign talks with us about their Summer Smiles contest and the importance of oral health for our older canines.

  11. Show 654: The Back-To-School Transition for Pets

    The kids are back in school and while that makes most parents ecstatic, it can make your pets left behind rather depressed. Ragen McGowan, a senior scientist at Purina, shares some tips on...

  12. Show 654: Keeping our Pets Oral Health on Track

    OraVet is an important product when it comes to keeping our pets oral health on track. Steve chats with Jessica Bayer of Boehringer Ingelheim about OraVet and their support of the Grey Muzzle...

  13. Show 653: Keeping Older Pets Healthy & Happy

    Our dogs are living longer than ever before but unfortunately they are facing some of the same problems we face as we age. Dr. Valerie Tynes chats with Steve about ways we can...

  14. Show 653: “What It’s Like to Be A Dog”

    Gregory Berns has a wonderful new book out that tells us all about, What It’s Like to Be A Dog.  It’s more than just food and naps, but we’ll find out if...

  15. Show 652: Protect Your Dog from Ticks this Fall

    Fall is the most dangerous time of year for our dogs to come in contact with ticks and contract one of the many tick diseases ticks are spreading, including Lyme Disease. Dr. Richard...

  16. Show 652: The World Veterinary Association

    Dr. Renee Carlson is the head of the World Veterinary Association. She tells Steve they are about more than just cats and dogs, they work with veterinarians around the world to keep all...

  17. Show 651: More News on the Canine Influenza Virus (CIV)

    The Canine Influenza Virus has been in the news a lot over the past couple of years. Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston have all had big outbreaks and this week we’ll find out...

  18. Show 651: Dogs Fighting the War against Cancer?

    We all know dogs have an amazing sense of smell and have been trained to do amazing things like finding lost people, and sniffing out drugs and explosives. Dr. Cynthia Otto joins us...

  19. Show 650: Different Types of Service Dogs

    There are so many service dogs so how do you know what kind of dogs are doing what kind of work? Dr. Aubrey Fine chats with Steve about all of the different...

  20. Show 650: Kitty Kindergarten Classes

    We have so many misconceptions about our cats, so this week we chat with one of the queens of the cat world, Dr. Kersti Seksel. She will set us straight about our...

  21. Show 649: Helping Homeless Senior Dogs

    Our pets are living longer, healthier lives than ever before, but that creates some issues as well.  The Grey Muzzle Organization helps homeless senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal welfare organizations.  Their...

  22. Show 649: Research into Heart Disease in Dogs

    And as our dogs age, heart disease and heart failure become more common. Dr. Steve Wolchinsky chats with Steve about the research being done to help our elder canines as well as medicines...

  23. Show 648: Check Your Chip Day!

    Coming up on August 15th, it’s “Check Your Chip Day.” Dr. Janet Donlin, the CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association will join Steve to talk about the importance of microchipping and why...

  24. Show 648: Reducing Stress in our Cats

    New studies are showing that reducing stress in our cats lives can help keep them healthier. Dr. Mike Lappin chats with Steve about the research that is being done and ways we can...

  25. Show 647: More on Preventing Ticks from Spreading Diseases

    Dr. Byron Blagburn is with Steve again this week to talk more about the tick threat that is rapidly increasing every year. Late summer and into fall is a particularly strong season for...

  26. Show 647: The Karen Pryor Clicker Training Academy

    Clicker Training is a wonderful use of positive reinforcement training methods. Ken Ramirez of the Karen Pryor Clicker Training Academy will tell us why this method works so well.

  27. Show 646: More on K9s for Warriors

    Steve continues his conversation with Rory Diamond of K9s for Warriors about the amazing work they are doing to provide service dogs to military who are suffering from PTSD.

  28. Show 646: Preventing Ticks from Spreading Diseases

    Late summer is a time of year when ticks are really active and so are our dogs. We’ll speak with Dr. Byron Blagburn about the ways to prevent ticks from spreading their diseases...

  29. Show 645: "Pitbull: The Battle Over an American Icon."

    They are truly the all-american dog, and author Bronwen Dickey talks about their history and the reputation they (unfairly) have today, in her book, Pitbull: The Battle Over an American Icon.

  30. Show 645: More on Protecting Cats from Fleas

    Steve continues his conversation with Dr. Eva Schmidt about our cats and their fight against fleas. Fleas like biting our cats as much as our dogs and just because our cats don’t go...

  31. Show 644: K9s for Warriors

    Since we are celebrating our country this week, it’s very important for us to celebrate, honor, and give back to the men and women who fight for our freedom. Steve chats with Rory...

  32. Show 644: Protecting Cats from Fleas

    We talk about fleas and dogs all the time, but what about cats? Our kitties suffer from those pesky irritants as well, so Dr. Eva Schmidt will be here to give advice...

  33. Show 643: The Double-Defense Protocol

    Infected mosquitos spread Heartworm disease to dogs that aren’t protected and that can lead to debilitating illness and even death. Dr. Byron Blagburn chats about a new protocol, Double-Defense, that works towards protecting...

  34. Show 643: Keeping Older Cats Active

    Dr. Mary Gardner of Lap of Love, chats with Steve about our aging cat population and what we can do to make their lives as active and healthy as possible as our...

  35. Show 642: Keep Pets Calm & Happy during Fireworks

    It’s the time of year when we celebrate our independence, and it’s also the time of year when many of our dogs spend countless hours hiding and in fear from all of...

  36. Show 642: Getting Rid of Puppy Mills

    Animal Planet star Victoria Stilwell joins Steve to talk about the continuing battle to get rid of puppy mills. She and Steve will discuss the steps some states are taking to try to...

  37. Show 641: More on Take Your Dog To Work Day!

    We continue our preparations for Take Your Dog to Work Day by chatting with Gregg Walrod of The Nerdery in Chicago. The Nerdery has been voted most pet-friendly workplace in Chicago and Gregg...

  38. Show 641: Stop the Spread of Canine Influenza Virus

    Dr. Donna Alexander chats with Steve about recent outbreaks of the Canine Influenza Virus and why it’s so important for social dogs to get vaccinated to help stop the spread of this...

  39. Show 640: Take Your Dog To Work Day!

    We’re getting ready for Take Your Dog To Work Day! The big day is coming up on June 23, but many companies around the country make everyday a celebration of our lives...

  40. Show 640: The Benefits of a Cat-Friendly Veterinary Practice

    What is a cat friendly veterinary practice, and why should you take your cat there? Dr. Elizabeth Colleran tells us all about the certification process that practices go through to be designated as...

  41. Show 639: The No Bowl Feeding System

    We need to give our cats more enrichment and one of the best ways to do that is to activate their prey drive. Leaving food in a bowl for our felines makes...

  42. Show 639: Providing Pets More Attention

    Our pets might need more attention, especially when we aren’t around. Dr. Theresa DePorter chats with Steve about different ways to monitor our pets when we are not around and what the health...

  43. Show 638: Deciding which Pet is Right for You

    That furry family member will be such a special part of your family, but unlike our own kids, we actually get to choose this member of our family. So how do you...

  44. Show 638: Helping Pets Heal with the Assisi Loop

    Dr. Deidre Chiaramonte tells us all about a new way to help our pets heal, called the Assisi Loop.

  45. Show 637: Dogs can Suffer from Allergies Too?

    It’s the time of year when all of us might be suffering from itchy eyes and sneezing, but did you know your dog could suffer from allergies too?   Dr. Ursula Thomas...

  46. Show 637: Victoria Stilwell on "Guardians of The Night."

    Victoria Stilwell has a new web series documenting the lives of first responders and the dogs who help them keep people safe and catch criminals. She chats with us about her new web...

  47. Show 636: The Morris Animal Foundation

    Dr. John Reddington of The Morris Animal Foundation talks about their 70 years of funding scientific studies to advance animal health for cats, dogs, horses and wildlife.

  48. Show 635: The Dangers of Leptospirosis

    Leptospirosis is a dangerous disease that can not only harm our dogs, but also be spread to humans.  In fact there was a case of a man dying in New York from...

  49. Show 635: Link between Animal Abuse and Human Abuse

    Phil Arkow joins the show to talk about the link between abuse against animals and how that action predicts the likelihood of abuse against other humans.

  50. Show 634: Protecting Cats from Fleas & Ticks

    The weather is warming up and you are getting concerned about fleas and ticks, but you shouldn't just be worried about your dog!  Cats, even indoor only cats are susceptible to these parasites....