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Dr. Roger discusses the increasingly commonly held perception of many pet owners that the costs of veterinary have been rapidly increasing in recent years, when compared to the rise of other general costs of living. Please e-mail comments to be addressed by Dr. Roger live on the air to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tonight, in honor of last week's Veterinary Technician Week, Dr. Roger showcases the veterinary technician, an integral member of the veterinary medical team. Similar to a human RN, veterinary technicians stand unique in their skill set necessarily enabling them to navigate through multiple areas of medicine at once, from internal medicine, surgery, and radiology, to dentistry and rebabilitation. Be sure to tune in to learn more about this very special branch of veterinary medicine.
We will be live, so feel free to call in questions or comments, as well as submit questions/comments by e-mail to: email@example.com. If you prefer to enjoy the show by video, please be advised that in addition to the podcast, we are nowtreaming live video at our blog at: http://webdvm.blogspot.com .
Special guest Terri Jay, an Internationally acclaimed Medium, Intuitive, Pet Psychic, Horse Whisperer, Energy Healer and more will be on the show LIVE, ready to take your calls and give readings.
Terri is renowned as a medical and veterinary intuitive. She regularly communicates with both people and pets on the Other Side, particularly when helping people deal with the loss of a loved one. She also has the unique ability to communicate with people who have communication disorders such as autism, Alzheimer’s, traumatic brain injuries, coma, etc.
Terri wrote the e-book, "Intuitive Messenger", as a way to teach all of us how to develop our intuitive abilities. To learn more about Terri, her e-book, and her upcoming projects, please go to http://www.terrijay.com
Do not miss the opportunity to meet and interact with this fascinating guest. Save the date and be sure to call in!
Join guests Lisa Saez, PT, CCRT from Dalias Doggie Rehab, and Maverick's Mom, Mandy Taylor for an informative discussion about the benefits of rehab therapy for dogs who have lost a leg to amputation.
Lisa combines her her professional skills as a human physical therapist with her lifelong passion for the good health of all animals. She is a certified canine rehabilitation therapist and is founder of Dals Doggie Rehab, a New Jersey-based practice that helps canines of all ages live their lives to the fullest through several different modalities of rehabilitation therapy including:
Balance & proprioceptive exercises
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
Manual Therapy & more
Mandy regularly takes Maverick, a three legged Australian Shepherd, to Lisa's practice where she says he "thinks PT is one of the best things ever invented."
For this episode we will discuss Lisa's various approaches treatment for her three-legged canine patients and how it benefits them. She'll share tips for Tripawd pawrents who want to learn more about canine rehab.
Maverick's Mom will share her story of preparing Maverick for life on three legs with Lisa's help, and how Maverick has reaped the benefits of a regular canine rehabilitation therapy program.
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Call in with your questions or join us in the Live Tripawds Chat during the show!
Dr. Katherine Goldberg founded Whole Animal Veterinary Hospice with a mission to provide home-based, bond-centered veterinary care with a focus on geriatric support and hospice services. It is Dr. Goldberg’s belief that our relationships with animals are particularly poignant during end of life care. Her belief in the importance of whole body care rather than symptom-specific treatment is an underlying philosophy of the entire practice.
She is the founder of the Veterinary Society for Hospice & Palliative Care with her close friend & colleague, Dr. Page Yaxley of Michigan State University. This is the only professional veterinary organization dedicated to the advancement of hospice & palliative care, and is laying the groundwork for recognition as a boarded veterinary specialty.
Join us as we discuss end-of-life decision-making and care for animals, a critical topic that all pet parents will face at some point. Dr. Goldberg will explain what hospice care is and how it can help make this emotional time easier for you and your animal companion.
Join us in the Tripawds Live Chat during the show or call in with your questions!
Dr. Roger discusses age and how it relates to anesthesia safety in pets from a veterinary medical perspective, how it the pet's age affects pet owner perceptions of safety of anesthesia, and what the true risk for anesthesia in senior age pets realistically is. E-mail comments or questions to be addressed by Dr. Roger on the air by e-mailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tripawds is excited to discuss veterinary amputation surgery recovery and care for cats and dogs with Dr. Meredith Stepita, DVM Diplomate, ACVB from Encina Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Stepita is a board-certified Veterinary Behaviorist specialist for Encina Veterinary Hospital in Walnut Creek California. Join us for an open discussion about life after amputation. We will discuss a variety of topics including:
post-op mental health for both pet and parent suggestions for returning to normalcy after amputation bringing home a new Tripawd to the pack coping with the stress of cancer care introducing a new Tripawd to other dogs Dr. Stepita’s passion for behavior is due to the very special bond shared between human and pet. As a pet owner herself, she knows how important your pet is to you. She chose to become a board certified veterinary behaviorist after learning how many pets are unfortunately given away, rehomed or euthanized due to behavior issues. Dr. Stepita wants to change the statistics and help keep you and your pet together in harmony.
She says: “I decided to pursue veterinary medicine so that I could best help animals, and in veterinary school I discovered my passion for behavior. I am fortunate to have a very rewarding career, helping dedicated owners work through behavior problems with their pets and potentially save pets from relinguishment to shelters.”
Does your pet have dry eye? According to dvm360 Magazine , dry eye is a condition in which the tear production is decreased or absent. Common clinical signs associated with this disease are:
Squinting or holding the eye completely closed
A thick, sticky discharge that is often yellowish or greenish in color
Corneal cloudiness creating a dull sheen to the eye(s)
The superficial layers of the eye, including the cornea and conjunctiva, as well as the eyelids depend on tears for nutrition and protection. Without tears, these structures are highly susceptible to disease and trauma.
Some breeds of dogs, such as the American Cocker Spaniel, Miniature Schnauzer, Poodle, Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, Pug, Westhighland White Terrier, and English Bulldog are predisposed to this disease due to genetic factors. This clinical disease is also seen in felines (i.e. Persians). The causes of dry eye include immune-mediated, congenital, infectious (canine distemper virus), drug-induced (sulfa antibiotics, Etogesic, topical atropine), surgery-induced (removal of the tear gland of the nictitans) and neurogenic. A significant amount of canine cases tend to be immune-mediated and maintenance treatment is required for the life of the pet. Parotid duct transposition surgery can be considered if medical treatment fails to significantly increase the tear production.
Our goals in the medical therapy of your pet are to: 1) Improve tear function, 2) prevent ocular disease and 3) improve patient comfort. Client compliance and follow-up visits are important in evaluating your pet’s response to the medical therapy.
American Animal Eye Care Center, Inc.
Dr. Roger showcases this increasing, troubling trend in the field of veterinary medicine and the dangers of the poor standard of care it poses. In tonight's episode, Dr. Roger also discusses breed specific legislation and one particular group that is dedicated to fighting it.
There are 2 listener e-mails that Dr. Roger will be addressing this evening as well. Please feel free to submit your own questions/comments to be addressed on the air by sending them to email@example.com.
Dr. Roger relays a recent case experience that is a cautionary tale about when in doubt, it is best your pet seen by a veterinarian. Learn from this real life incident that occured during Dr. Roger's daily practice experince. E-mail all questions and comments to be addressed by Dr. Roger on the air to firstname.lastname@example.org.