Recent Shows

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    Show 8: August 25, 2012

    The topic for the August 25th show was arthritis in dogs and cats. Arthritis is one of the most common medical diseases that pets face as they age. Our expert guest was Dr. Dan Guastella, a surgical specialist who currently works out of Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Guastella discussed with our listeners preventative steps to reduce the incidence of some orthopedic diseases and management of arthritis to keep your pet comfortable.

    Air date: 8/25/12

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    Show 9: Sept 1, 2012

    Our September 1st show discussed common household toxicities associated with cats and dogs. Our expert guest was Dr. Ahna Brutlag, the assistant director of veterinary services at Pet Poison Helpline. Dr. Brutlag gave us great information about general toxicities and specific toxins, such as sugar-free gum and glow sticks.

    Air date: 9/01/12

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    Show 10: Sept 8, 2012

    Our September 8th show discussed common skin growths and abnormalities that animals develop as they age. Our expert guest was Dr. Lorin Hillman, DCVIM in veterinary oncology. Dr. Hillman discussed the differences between benign and malignant tumors and different techniques used to diagnose specific types of tumors that affect your pet. .

    Air date: 9/08/12

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    Show 11: Sept 15, 2012

    Our September 15th show discussed common aggression in dogs and cats. Aggression is the most common and most serious behavioral problem in dogs. More than 2 percent of the U.S. population, or 4.3 million people, are bitten annually. Our expert guest was Dr. Crista Coppola, a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist. Dr. Coppola discussed different categories of aggression, such as territorial, protective, possessive, and fearful.

    Air date: 9/15/12

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    Show 12: Sept 22, 2012

    Our September 22th show discussed how a veterinary cardiologist may be an invaluable tool when your veterinarian faces a situation outside of his or her expertise. Our expert guest was Dr. Allison Heaney,Diplomate ACVIM, cardiology from Rocky Mountain Veterinary Cardiology, P.C., in Denver.

    Air date: 9/22/12

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    Show 13: Sept 29, 2012

    Our September 29th show discussed diabetes in dogs and cats. Diabetes is a common disease in older dogs and cats and, unfortunately, often a daunting and challenging diagnosis for most owners. Lifelong insulin injections, special food, and the development of secondary cataracts are some of the associated problems that can make this disease difficult to manage. Our expert guest was Dr. Daniel Foy from Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Denver, Colorado.

    Air date: 9/29/12

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    Show 14: October 6, 2012

    Our October 6th show discussed ear infections in dogs and cats. Ear infections can be a chronic and frustrating problem for many pet owners. Our expert guest was veterinary dermatology expert Dr. Lindsay McKay from VCA Aurora in Aurora, Illinois. We discussed the common causes of ear infections, including allergic skin disease, ear mites, foreign bodies such as foxtails or grass awns, and hair growth deep in the ear canal.

    Air date: 10/06/12

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    Show 15: October 13, 2012

    The October 13 show discussed common surgical knee problems in dogs and cats. The knee joint is the most important part in the mobility of a pet and one of the most common areas for problems to occur. Our expert guest was veterinary surgical expert Dr. Dan Guastella from First Regional Animal Hospital in Chandler, Arizona. Dr. Guastella discussed how to treat and manage some common knee conditions such as patella luxations, ligament tears, and osteoarthritis.

    Air date: 10/20/12

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    Show 16: October 20, 2012

    The October 20 show discussed lymphoma, the most common cancer affecting dogs and also the one with the highest rate of remission. Our expert guest was veterinary oncologist Dr. Lorin Hillman from Memphis, Tennessee. We discussed breed tendencies, diagnosis, and staging. We also discussed some of the advanced chemotherapeutic options and protocols that allow this disease to have a high rate of remission.

    Air date: 10/20/12

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    Show 17: October 27, 2012

    The October 27th show discussed two common eye conditions that affect dogs and cats— dry eye and glaucoma. Dry eye is a condition that causes a dog or cat not to produce a normal amount of tears. It can be a frustrating and lifelong disease to treat. Glaucoma is a sudden increase of pressure in the eye that is a painful and emergency condition.

    Air date: 10/27/12

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    Show 18: November 03, 2012

    The November 3rd show was dedicated completely to reptiles. Whether it is snakes, turtles, or lizards, these pets require environmental stability and precise feeding and medical care to ensure a healthy life. Our expert guest was Dr. David Hannon, exotics expert from Memphis Veterinary Specialists in Memphis, Tennessee.

    Air date: 11/03/12

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    Show 19: November 10, 2012

    The November 10th show discussed seizures in dogs and cats. Our expert guest was be board-certified neurologist Dr. Don Levesque from the Veterinary Neurological Centers in Phoenix, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada. Seizures are the most common neurological disorder that affects dogs and cats.

    Air date: 11/10/12

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    Show 20: November 17, 2012

    The November 17th show discussed thyroid disease in dogs and cats. Our expert guest was board-certified internal medicine specialist Dr. Danielle Bayliss from the Memphis Veterinary Specialists in Memphis, Tennessee. Low thyroid is the most common endocrine problem in dogs and causes lethargy, weight gain, and skin issues.

    Air date: 11/17/12

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    Show 21: November 24, 2012

    The November 24 show was devoted to first aid for dogs and cats. Whether it is basic first aid or CPR, knowing what to do in a medical situation can help your pet stay healthy and avoid problems. Our expert guest was Thom Somes, the “Pet Safety Guy” and president of Pet Tech. Pet Tech is the first international training center dedicated to CPR, first aid and care of pets.

    Air date: 11/24/12

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    Show 22: December 1, 2012

    The December 1st show discussed homeopathic and alternative medicine in dogs and cats. Our expert guest was veterinarian, author, lecturer, and radio and TV celebrity Dr. Steve Blake. Also referred to as “The Pet Whisperer,” Dr. Blake is certified by the Homeopathic Veterinary Academy as a Homeopathic Veterinarian

    Air date: 12/1/12

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    Show 23: December 8, 2012

    The medical expert of the week on this Saturday’s show is Dr. Brian Hare, Director of the Duke Canine Cognition Center.  Dr. Hare is one of the world’s leading scientific experts on dog cognition, or how dogs think. 

    Air date: 12/8/12

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    Show 24: December 15, 2012

    Regenerative medicine is a broad definition for innovative medical therapies that will enable the body to repair, replace, restore, and regenerate damaged or disease tissues. Regenerative medicine often uses stem cells harvested from your dog’s fatty tissue to treat traumatic and degenerative diseases, ligament injuries, and osteoarthritis.

    Air date: 12/15/12

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    Show 25: January 5, 2013

    Intervertebral disk disease (IVDD) is the most common spinal-cord condition in dogs. It is a very painful disease that can progress to paralysis. Certain breeds, such as dachshunds and Bassett hounds, are predisposed to develop this condition, but it can affect any pet. Our expert guest was Dr. Dan Guastella, surgical specialist from Chandler, Arizona. Dr. Guastella educated our listeners about the different types of IVDD and the common locations this disease affects

    Air date: 1/5/13

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    Show 26: January 12, 2013

    House training and litter-box training can be a time-consuming and frustrating process for the new pet parent. Different techniques such as potty pads, crate training, and multiple types of litter contribute to the confusion. This Saturday’s show gave recommendations about this topic for the new puppy or kitten owner. Our expert guest was Dr. Crista Coppola,

    Air date: 1/12/13

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    Show 27: January 19, 2013

    Adverse food reactions, or food allergies, will cause itchy skin conditions in both dogs and cats. Beef, fish, chicken, eggs, and dairy products are some of the more common allergens to which dogs and cats will develop adverse reactions. However, anything your pet eats on a regular pet
    eats can cause an allergic reaction. Adding to the confusion is the number of commercially available allergy diets and myths associated with food allergies.

    Air date: 1/19/13

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    Show 28: January 26, 2013

    The January 26th show discussed corneal ulcers, which is a common eye condition that affects dogs and cats. A corneal ulcer occurs when the protective surface layer of the eye is lost, leaving the deeper layers of the eye exposed. The result is your pet is more prone to injury and infection, and it can be very painful.

    Air date: 1/26/13

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    Show 29: February 2, 2013

    Cushing’s disease (hyperadrenocorticism) arises from an overproduction of glucocorticoid hormones by one or both adrenal glands. It is a common disease in middle aged or older pets that causes increased thirst, urination, and appetite. Physical changes to the pet can include obesity, muscle weakness, and changes in skin and coat.

    Air date: 2/2/13

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    Show 30: February 9, 2013

    Vegas Pet Expo: (The Vegas Pet Expo took place on Saturday, February 9, at the Cashman Center. It was a full-day event with many exhibitors featuring different pet products. There were also dozens of rescue groups and a mega-adoption event as well. Admission was free to the public and pets were welcome.

    Air date: 2/9/13

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    Show 31: February 16, 2013

    Chronic kidney disease is common in older dogs and cats but can also occur in young and middle-aged pets as well. In many cases, the underlying cause of chronic kidney disease is never discovered. Currently there are no treatments available that will reverse chronic kidney disease. Our expert guest was Dr. Daniel Foy, internal medicine and critical care specialist from Wheatridge Animal Hospital in Denver, Colorado.

    Air date: 2/16/13

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    Show 32: February 23, 2013

    When a medical emergency happens to a pet, it may be difficult to make rational decisions, especially if a critical situation occurs during the middle of the night. That is why it is crucial to have an emergency plan in place before you need it. Our expert guest on Saturday’s show was emergency and critical care specialist Dr. Cheryl Braswell.

    Air date: 2/23/13

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    Show 33: March 2, 2013

    Vaccinations have recently become a highly debated topic in veterinary medicine.  Debates involving the amount of vaccine needed to be given and the length of efficacy of the vaccine has causes confusion and stress for the pet parent. 

    Air date: 3/2/13

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    Show 34: March 9, 2013

    The medical topic for Saturday’s show is senior care for pets.  Thanks to advancements in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever before.  As pets reach their golden years there are a variety of diseases and conditions that they can face. 

    Air date: 3/9/13




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