Podcast: What's New in Wellness Care

You won’t want to take your pet for their yearly wellness exam until you’ve taken a few minutes to listen to our talk with Dr. Patrick Mahaney about what’s new in wellness.

  • Which portion of your pet’s wellness is most important?
  • Have pet wellness recommendations changed?
  • What do pet parents need to know before buying pet meds online?
  • Should you be having a conversation with your vet about your pet’s nutrition and supplements?
  • What holistic or alternative therapies could help keep your pet healthy?

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Pet First Aid Podcast with Dr. Patrick Mahaney

I live quite near a hospital and, as the weather gets warmer, I notice an increase in ambulance sirens. It’s not totally dissimilar for pets. This time of year can show a spike in accidents for them as well, so we thought it would be a good time to talk about first aid with Dr. Patrick Mahaney. We’re asking for new trends and get his holistic take on pet first aid.

Do you have a pet first aid tip for our readers? We hope you’ll share it in the comments. It could certainly come in handy one day.

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Meds or Poison? It Can Depend On the Patient

Pet Meds

Poisonings are seen every day in veterinary hospitals. But, guess what, it is not your neighbor poisoning your dog because he doesn’t like him barking. Sometimes it’s us, the owners, who are the perpetrators of the poisoning. Not on purpose. It is a combination of carelessness on our part, paired with the devious curiosity of your dog, or the evilness of your cat knocking things off the counters because…well just because. And, sometimes, it’s due to us wanting to save a couple bucks and getting medications online or buying the knock-off meds at the pet store.

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Pet Poisoning Podcast with Dr. Patrick Mahaney

Sometimes it can feel like the world is a bit of a scary place, perhaps a bit more harmful than it seemed growing up at least. We reached out to Dr. Patrick Mahaney to get some perspective on poisoning, specifically those items that most affect pets.

We asked Dr. Patrick:

  • For some updates on the risks of pet marijuana ingestion, now that the legalization of marijuana has been in effect a while.
  • If America’s opioid epidemic is having an effect on pets?
  • Which household product top his list of pet poisons?

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Warm Weather is On the Way... We Hope!

March Intro - Manny

In some parts of the country, 65 degrees is considered chilly. Sweater weather. Here in Cleveland, Ohio, what seems like the un-official gray sky city, when it hit 65 on a Saturday in February, mass numbers of families hit the Cleveland Metropark Zoo to soak up the sun. It feels remarkable to see so many human faces after a few long, dark months. People are so happy. Friendly. Grateful.

The real first day of spring is just a few days away. (Okay, more like weeks, but, as I said, in Cleveland, we look on the bright side.) So this month we wanted to practice a little gratitude and optimism, looking forward to spring and all things that come with it. We’ll be grateful for a chance to dust off the cobwebs, so we’ll talk about spring cleaning and what that means for pet owners. We’ll talk a little about poison prevention, happy to share what we’ve learned during Poison Prevention Awareness Week. And we’ll have some other fun posts, because nothing gets the creative juices flowing like a little sun on your face.

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