Podcast: Winter Dangers

While the temperatures have been pretty warm for fall here, our weather people are calling for a La Nina for the 2016-2017 winter, bringing more snow and maybe cooler temps than average. With that on our minds, we got a few questions ready for Dr. Patrick Mahaney about what we might expect and how to best prepare for the coming holiday and winter months.

  • How does La Nina affect pets?
  • What does our vet want us to know about road tripping with pets?
  • How can we make holiday visits easier on our pets?
  • Are there any new trends in winter health issues in pets?
  • What cool new products or toys does our cat or dog want for Christmas?


Got your own question for Dr. Patrick? (How to get a good deal on a snow-blower doesn’t count.) Post your question in our comments section.


Dr. Patrick MahaneyDr. Patrick Mahaney is Los Angeles’ premier, concierge, house-call veterinarian through his company California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness (CPAW), Inc. He also provides holistic treatment for cancer patients at the Veterinary Cancer Group. Dr. Mahaney is a highly sought after certified veterinary journalist and shares his expert perspective on animal health and current events via Animal Wellness, AOL’s Paw NationHamptons PetThe Honest Kitchen Blog, PetMD’s The Daily VetPetSafePet World Insider, and Victoria Stilwell’s Positively.com. He co-hosts an internet radio show, Holistic Vets on the Radio Pet Lady Network. 

 Dr. Mahaney makes television appearances, including Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family and is the go-to-holistic veterinarian for Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell. He participates in public speaking engagements through BlogPawsUCLA Extension, and Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Mahaney is a member of many professional advocacy groups, including the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), and Lesbian Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA).

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