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    • 4.0, 24 Ratings

These pet podcasts on Pet Life Radio, are about pet health and pet care featuring preventative pet medicine, senior pet care, pet pediatrics, emergency pet first aid, pet meds, pet insurance, pet dental care, pet food and pet grooming.

    The Pet Doctor - Episode 304 Preparing for and Recovering from the Loss of a Pet

    The Pet Doctor - Episode 304 Preparing for and Recovering from the Loss of a Pet

    I have a very good friend who has been the pet parent for 7 Australian shepherds and 2 cats since I have known her. The care and love that she has bestowed on all of them has been touching to observe and it has always been a pleasure to assist her in keeping her kids healthy. When the time came to let each leave her side, I have watched her go through agonizing pain. Each time she has moved forward but the pace has been slower and slower and her pain has become debilitating.



    Dr. Liz Fernandez is a certified hospice and palliative care practitioner. Several years ago she wrote a marvelous book, “Sacred Gifts of a Short Life, Uncovering the gifts of our Pets End of Life Journeys”. She continues to assist pet parents and veterinarians in handling transitions with grace and peace.

    • 32 min
    The Pet Doctor - Episode 303 The Most Common Disease That Affects Dogs and Their Owners That You Have Never Heard Of

    The Pet Doctor - Episode 303 The Most Common Disease That Affects Dogs and Their Owners That You Have Never Heard Of

    My aim as a veterinarian is to keep you, animals and the world we share healthy and thriving. The novel corona virus pandemic has brought into sharp focus the delicate balance of keeping zoonotic diseases controlled. Zoonotic diseases are those that are shared by people and animals. And one of the most common worldwide zoonotic diseases is one that you probably never heard of. ‘Stay-cations’ are likely going to be the norm for most Americans this summer. Getting outside with your dog, playing in streams and other waterways is the perfect way to cool off and get some exercise. It is also the perfect way to be exposed to a vaccine preventable, potentially fatal disease, leptospirosis. My guest is Dr. Emilio DeBess.

    • 34 min
    The Pet Doctor - Episode 302 Seeing the World Through Your Cat’s Eyes

    The Pet Doctor - Episode 302 Seeing the World Through Your Cat’s Eyes

    Life is a matter of perspective. You thought your mom would understand when you didn’t call her when you said you would. It was no big deal. You were tired. To your silently brooding mother it was just another sign that you don’t respect, cherish and love her. One more example of your lack of regard for her feelings. Sound familiar? 

    As a veterinarian and an ailurophile (cat lover) I must admit that are so many times that I just don’t understand my feline patients or my own two cats Quidi Vidi and Zimzala. But I am getting better. I know that I am not alone. My guest is Dr. Sandra Mitchell, a board-certified veterinary practitioner in feline and exotic companion mammal medicine.

    • 41 min
    The Pet Doctor - Episode 301 No Longer Home Alone – Too Much of a Good Thing

    The Pet Doctor - Episode 301 No Longer Home Alone – Too Much of a Good Thing

    The human/animal bond has led to tremendous advances in pet care. There are times when this bond become pathological. When a pet can’t be with their humans, they can have panic attacks-separation anxiety.

    My guest is Dr. Gary Landsberg. He is both an American and European board certified in veterinary behaviorist. He has a behavioral clinical practice in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Landsberg is a award wining consultant, author and international lecturer. He is also a member of the executive council of the Fear Free Initiative.

    • 34 min
    The Pet Doctor - Episode 300 DIY Poison Remedies

    The Pet Doctor - Episode 300 DIY Poison Remedies

    The other week I spoke to an infectious disease expert on the current novel corona virus pandemic. Today my guest and I are going to chat about issues that can arise as a result of us hunkering down during our self-quarantine social distancing. Our pets are loving it…finally their humans are home and can pay more attention to them…whooopeee! But with this closeness can come potential problems, in and outside the home. 

    My guest is Dr. Tina Wismer. She is a veterinarian, board certified veterinary toxicologist and diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology. Dr. Wismer is also the Medical Director of the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center.

    • 34 min
    The Pet Doctor - Episode 299 Clearing the Purple Haze Around Medical Marijuana, CBD and Our Pets

    The Pet Doctor - Episode 299 Clearing the Purple Haze Around Medical Marijuana, CBD and Our Pets

    Marijuana and it’s non-tripy cousin, CBD are touted to treat everything from pain, stress disorders, glaucoma, cancer, eating disorders and a plethora of other conditions. Though medical marijuana is currently legal in 23 states it is still deemed illegal by the Federal Government leading to a paucity of scientific research. The purple haze swirling around this lack of knowledge is blinding. Just discussing the use of medical marijuana and CBD is illegal in 49 states. California is only one where veterinarians can least have an open discussion with pet owners.

    Yes, marijuana and CBD are natural. You can find them in everything from toothpaste and tea, ointments and cookies, candy and tinctures but that doesn’t make these products inherently safe. What other nefarious substances may be lurking in these products. Then there is the problem of trying to determine which product is best for a particular problem? How much should you give?

    My guest is Dr. Robert Silver is one of the foremost authorities on the topic of medical marijuana and CBD in our pets. Dr Silver is a 1982 graduate of Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, with a Masters in Cardiopulmonary physiology also from CSU. Dr Silver helped to found, and is Chief medical Officer of RxVitamins, an exclusive veterinary nutraceutical company, for the past 25 years. Dr Silver is also the author of the peer-reviewed article in Animals.com The Endocannabinoid System of Animals. Dr Silver has authored textbook chapters on veterinary cannabis, and published his classic: Medical Marijuana and Your Pet. Today Dr Silver will share his clinical and research-based knowledge of cannabis, and especially CBD oil in veterinary species.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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24 Ratings

24 Ratings

swanville ,

Very interesting

A interesting podcast. Dr. Cruz does a nice job interviewing her guests and asks good questions. I liked it.

Lookinground ,

On sided information

My dog got worse after vaccines so I do not think vaccines are good for her

ashc911 ,

One sided I formation

I wanted to hear the stance on vaccinations for our pets & hoping to hear all the pros and cons. Unfortunately this is a push of vaccines for our pets when most are unnecessary. I personally lost my 15 year old cat after getting her vaccinated for the first time (due to city laws since I moved from a small town into a city & the paperwork was required from my landlord). My indoor cat was never sick her entire life. Then she got vaccinated for rabies & distemper... after that she lost so much weight, went into kidney failure and had cancer at the injection sight. A healthy pet doesn’t just get sick overnight and then die a few months later. I was hoping to hear more about the side effects of vaccines for our pets so we can make an informed decision, but clearly that wasn’t talked about. As parents and pet owners we need to do our diligence to ask for the ingredient list and read the inserts for more information of possible side effects.

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