Podcast: Talking Training with Dr. Patrick Mahaney

The many theories on pet training can be confusing - even overwhelming. What’s the right (or wrong) way to train? What’s effective and what’s safe? The trainers all have their own opinions, and plenty of know-it-alls are willing to share their thoughts too, but have you ever thought to ask your vet about it?

Dr. Patrick Mahaney joins us for this month’s podcast on pet training, talking about:

  • Safe and effective training methods and what should be avoided
  • When more training or tools may be necessary
  • Board and train facilities
  • Cat training and when it might be useful

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Podcast: Trends in Pet Nutrition

Every pet parent has to consider pet nutrition, and might have to make changes to their pet’s diet several times over the course of their lifetime. Which is why we like to check in with our veterinary experts every year to discuss hot topics and trends in nutrition. In this month’s podcast we’ll be asking:

  • Going Gluten Free: does it help our pets?
  • Pet Probiotics: what is it all about?
  • Doing your research: where do I start?
  • Knowing what to look for: what are the signs my pet’s diet may be off?

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Podcast: Lost Pet Prevention

It’s not a comfortable topic for some, but we wanted to take a few minutes to talk to Dr. Patrick Mahaney about pet loss prevention and what pet parents should do in the event that their pet becomes lost. In this month’s podcast we’ll hear about:

  • What steps to take if your pet becomes lost or if you find a lost pet.
  • What factors aid in minimizing the risk of your pet becoming lost.
  • What new technology is available to help in the case of a missing pet.

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Podcast: Summer Dangers You May Not Have Considered...

It’s been a toasty summer so far in Cleveland. Dry days and high temps have us talking about summer safety and accident prevention with Dr. Patrick Mahaney in this edition of our monthly podcast. Lots of new and trending topics to discuss, including:

  • Dry drowning: what is it and what are the risks?
  • Scary Stuff: taking a holistic approach to storm and firework anxiety
  • Bloat: who is at risk and how to prevent gastric torsion
  • Helping Kitties: preparing cats for a comfortable stay with sitters during your summer vacation
  • Wildfire safety: planning ahead for yourselves and your pets

What summer risks have you encountered so far in 2016? Anything our listeners should be aware of? Post a heads up or a question in the comments.

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Podcast: Preventative Care - Fleas, Ticks, and Titers... Oh My!

It's that time of year - summer has arrived and we’re all scrambling to get our pets up-to-date on their flea/tick/heartworm preventatives. Not to mention the vaccinations, check-ups, and prescriptions for allergy meds. Before you get caught up in the chaos, take a few minutes to listen to our latest podcast. Dr. Patrick Mahaney will be talking about:

  • What to expect from fleas and ticks in 2016
  • What’s safe and what’s effective when it comes to flea and tick prevention
  • Saving money on pet meds: are online pharmacies the way to go?
  • Titers: what are they and are they the right move for your pet

 

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Podcast: Pet Poisoning Risks

A few months back there was quite the scare about feeding dogs peanut butter. It wasn’t actually the peanut butter, but the artificial sweetener, Xylitol, found in some peanut butters that was making pets sick.

Occasionally there are new hazards like this introduced to our pets, so we wanted to take a few minutes to talk with Dr. Patrick Mahaney about some of the latest trends in pet poisoning and toxicity.

Dr. Patrick will talk a bit more about the Xylitol risks, as well as other common household items that may pose a threat for your pet. Some of them might surprise you.

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Podcast: Dr. Mahaney's Tips for All Ages

We Embrace pets of all ages, young and old, and everyone in between. So, we wanted to chat with Dr. Patrick Mahaney about all the things that come with different ages and stages, including health, behavior, exercise and diet. Tune in to our latest podcast to learn more about:

  • When we should consider our pets adults or seniors, and what does that even mean
  • Helping senior pets have a healthy diet
  • How to safely exercise your pets, young and old alike
  • What the routine checkup requirements are for your pets as they age

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Podcast: Your Intro to Pet Dental Cleanings

Happy Pet Dental Month! It’s not quite as cute and rosy as Valentine’s Day or Groundhog’s Day (though it may be a bit cuddlier than President’s day, depending on which President you’re thinking of), but it’s important and we’re in the mood to discuss all things toothy with Dr. Patrick Mahaney in this month’s podcast.

Get ready to learn:

  • What’s done during a dental cleaning?
  • Are there any side effects from dental cleaning?
  • Does your dog or cat really need a dental cleaning?
  • What’s the deal with anesthesia free dentals?
  • Are there any things we can do to help keep our pet’s teeth healthy between cleanings?

Questions about pet dentals? Ask them in the comments here and our team will get answers for you.

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Podcast: Pet Nutrition Fact and Fiction

In a world full of fad diets and million dollar advertising campaigns, how are you supposed to sift through the filler to find the right food for your pet?

This month, Dr. Patrick Mahaney and Laura Bennett dive into the world of pet nutrition and help you separate fact from fiction when it comes to what to feed your pet. Here's what they'll cover:

  • Do the foods that tout added nutrients for things like joint health really help my dog?
  • What's the difference when a food is specially for seniors or puppies? Is it really valuable to switch foods as your pet ages?
  • What are the best budget-conscious options for dogs with food allergies?
  • If a dog will only eat once a day, is that a problem? Should he be eating more, smaller meals?
  • Do cats really need wet food?
  • What can you do to help an obese cat lose weight?

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Podcast: Making Vet Visits Fear-Free

Dr. Marty BeckerThis month’s podcast features an extra special guest. As we’re discussing “taking your pet to the vet,” who better to chat with than the creator of the groundbreaking fear-free movement, Dr. Marty Becker. Dr. Becker joins Dr. Patrick Mahaney and Laura Bennett to discuss not only the importance of seeking veterinary attention, but also the health and wellness benefits of reducing stress in pet patients. The doctors explain how some of their techniques and tricks help pets be more at ease and create a safer experience for all involved. You’ll want to listen in to learn more about what you as the pet parent can do to make veterinary care a more enjoyable experience. There’s even suggests on how to make your home a more zen-like space for your pet. They’ll discuss the benefits of some old-school practices such as house calls, and some new fear-free care techniques, making this a conversation you (and your anxious pet) won’t want to miss.

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