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Roger Welton DVM

Veterinary Advice, Animal News & Views with hosts, Dr. Roger Welton & Dr


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Dr. Roger Welton and Dr. Karen Louis are both experienced, practicing veterinarians that write extensively on their respective blogs (Web-DVM.Net and VetChick.com). They co-host this show to discuss the topics that inspire them to blog, while offering their unique experiences and training to offer listeners varied perspectives on pet issues of the day.

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Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen discuss a recent investigation launched by the FDA (prompted by a group of veterinary cardiologists) regarding a troublingly credible link between the deadly heart disease in dogs, dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM),... more

Dr. Roger & Dr. Karen discuss the difficult topic of euthanasia in aging and sick pets and the difficulty of knowing when it is time for owners to make the difficult decision to elect humane euthanasia. Based a listener e-mail question, our... more

Inspired by a listener e-mail sent in by a veterinary technician student, veterinarian co-hosts Dr. Roger Welton and Dr. Karen Louis talk about their veterinary school experiences and how it related to the realities of general... more

Co-hosts Dr. Roger Welton and Dr. Karen Louis talk about the deadly disease parvo (in cats it is called panleukopenia virus. This is a must listen for pet owners to learn about this very common and preventable disease. Dr. Roger and Dr.... more

Because pets cannot speak for themselves, veterinarians are highly reliant on pet owners for medical history and all information that is necessary to build a clinical case to best meet the health needs of dogs and cats. Tonight, Dr. Roger... more

Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen discuss their opinions on administration of the 2 strain Canine Influenza vaccine although outbreaks in Florida and the Midwest have fizzled out minus a few reported isolated cases. To vaccinate or not to... more

Pet owners often have serious concerns about anesthesia in in dogs and cats, especially for non-life-threatening procedures such as dentistry. Veterinarian co-hosts, Dr. Roger Welton and Dr. Karen Louis, discuss the risks based on the... more

Heart murmurs are abnormal heart sounds that are caused by various types of structural defects of the heart valves and or muscular wall of the heart. Recognizing heart murmurs early and having them checked regularly for... more

Most pet owners are aware of the existence of puppy mills, their cruel practices driven by greed, and the typical outlets where the puppies they produce are sold. Yet puppy mills have not missed a beat and are generally doing as well as... more

Veterinarian co-hosts co-hosts Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen share their top New Year resolution for pets and pet owners: preventative pet wellness care and regular wellness blood work. Both Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen share case anecdotes... more
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