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Roger L Welton DVM

The Space Coast Pet Podcast


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Dr. Roger Welton is an experienced practicing veterinarian, successful author, blogger and media personality. Airing every Thursday at 8 AM EST, Dr. Roger discusses the pertinent pet issues of the day and addresses listener emails.

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"Breeder knows best," is becoming a common theme that veterinarians are having to contend with. This episode was inspired by a long season of new puppy and kitten visits with new pet owners refuting Dr. Roger's health recommendations... more

With few exceptions, Dr. Roger has resisted recommending pet food manufactuers on the air because of the dogma that pet discussions have taken on in recent years. Encouraged by a listener email, Dr. Roger finally breaks his... more

Despite "designer" dog breeds resulting from crossing traditional AKC recognized breeds with Poodles being technically little more than very expensive mutts, it seems these days everyone in the market to puchase is new puppy is opting for... more

Whether legal in one's state or not, Americans love our time honored tradition of blowing off fireworks every July 4th. Unfortunately for some dogs, July 4th (and New Year's Eve in my home state of Florida) can take a serious mental toll on... more

In his most emotional podcast to date, Dr. Roger opens up about his recent unexpected loss of his beloved 5-year-old Labrador Retriever, Stella. He recounts how she went from a perfectly healthy dog to losing her just 12 hours later in... more

Dr. Roger has recently been asked by several of his veterinary clinic clients his thoughts on a Dog Naturally Magazine dismissing the necessaity for the administration of heartworm, flea and tick preventatives in favor of natural... more

When adopted by dog owners that understand the breed, what unique training they require, and are prepared to put in the leadership, time and energy these breeds require, they can be wonderful dogs. Dr. Roger has... more

Parasite infections in pets are on the rise, including emerging resistant parasite variations. In this episode, Dr. Roger discusses these parasite threats to your pets, why they are on the rise, and how best to protect your pet and... more

Anxiety is a common health concern in dogs and cats and seems to be on the rise. Dr. Roger dedicates this episode to the treatment of various forms of chronic anxiety in dogs and cats. From proven natural and nutritional management, to... more

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and Dr. Roger highlights the importance of maintaining health teeth and gums in dogs and cats. Dental disease in pets is far more than just bad breath. The presence of chronic dental... more
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