The Pet Factor
News on pet health, wellness, and the latest in Veterinary Medicine.

S1E21 - 021 Hepatic Lipidosis in Cats

We discuss fatty liver or hepatic lipidosis in cats. Why cats are affected and the causes and treatment. In pet news vets warn about fake CBD products, the AKC approves 2 new breeds, and the AVMF helps out Australian Veterinarians. Also, our Case of the Week, Tech Tips on picking the right cat carries.

Episode Notes

In our 21st edition of The Pet Factor we talk about Fatty Liver Syndrome in cats, also known as Yellow Cat disease and Hepatic Lipidosis. We’ll go over the causes, diagnosis and treatment as well as prognosis if your cat develops this serious condition. In Pet News, we have a story warning about the fake CND pet products inundating the market and why vets are reluctant to prescribe these products; Brittney talks about the two breeds recently recognized by the AKC; The American Veterinary Medical Foundation provides matching funds for donations to help Australian Veterinarians dealing with the wildfires in their country. Our case of the week involves the potential pitfalls of traveling internationally with your pet. In Tech Tips, Brittney helps you find your ideal cat carrier for any purpose.

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S1E20 - 020 Addison's Disease in Pets

We discuss Addison’s Disease in pet, a deficiency of the adrenal glands. In Pet Health News we check out Finding Rover, a Facial Recognition App for dogs, a new Oral Flea Preventative coming for cats, and Common renal Toxin in dogs. Also, our Case of the Week and Tech Tips on foot care for your dog in winter.

Episode Notes

In this episode of The Pet Factor, Dr. Jim and Brittney talk about Addison’s Disease in pets, a disease resulting from decreased adrenal gland function. They discuss the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. The Pet Health News Segment includes a story on Facial Recognition App for dogs, aimed at reuniting lost pets with their owner; the approval of a new oral Flea Preventative for cats, Credelio Cat from, Elanco; and a warning about everyday items that can be toxic to your pet’s kidneys. In the Case of the Week, the hosts talk about Per who got sick after eating cashews and almonds. Brittney discusses winter foot care for dogs in Tech Tips.

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S1E19 - 019 Cushing's Disease in Pets

The Pet Factor hosts detail the causes, diagnosis and treatment of Cushing’s Disease in pets. Our Pet Health News segment features a strange dental case, Top Ten Dog and Cat Names, and why cats attack. We also present our case of the week, and in Tech Tips, how to pick the right dog breed.

Episode Notes

In this episode of The Pet Factor, we discuss Cushing’s Disease in pets, where the adrenal glands overproduce hormones. We talk about the causes, diagnosis and treatment. In Pet Health News, a Florida vet reports an unusual dental problem in a rescue dog, Pet Health insurance companies report on the most Popular Dog and Cat names for 2019. A behaviorist discusses the main causes of aggressive behavior in cats and ways to distinguish them and treat them. Our case of the week is Webster, a dog with Heartworm disease. In Tech Tips, Brittney talks about ways to find the best dog breed for your family.

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S1E18 - 018 Hyperthyroidism in Cats

We talk about Hyperthyroidism in cats, the causes, diagnosis and treatment. In Pet health news we report on a warning about an infection from pet store puppies, a study to identify cat whisperers, and research on preventing stress in your dog. There is also our case of the week and Tech Tips for holiday decorations.

Episode Notes

In our last podcast of the year, we discuss hyperthyroidism in cats where they produce too much thyroid hormone; the causes, diagnosis, and treatment. In Pet Health News, the CDC has put out a warning about a multi-drug resistant infection apparently contracted from puppies in pet stores. We also report on a study to identify Cat whisperers, and research on how to prevent stress in your dog. Our Case of the Week is a two-fer. We have Scout and Frankie, both suffering from a rare condition knows as Black Hair Follicular Dysplasia. In Tech Tips, Brittney lets you know everything that can go wrong when you mix you pets with holiday decorations. Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to all our listeners of The Pet Factor.

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S1E17 - 017 Christmas Special

Welcome to our Christmas Special. Grab some egg nog, sit back and enjoy. Merry Christmas!

Episode Notes

Your Pet Factor hosts bring you some of their best but mostly silliest Christmas Jokes. Enjoy!

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S1E16 - 016 Hypothyroidism in Dogs

We discuss the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism in dogs. In pet health news we pass on an FDA warning about topical pain medications, a cat food recall, and a dog exposed to toxic mushrooms in his own yard. We also have our case of the week and tech tips on using harnesses for walking your dog.

Episode Notes

In this episode of The Pet Factor we explore a common hormone deficiency in dogs, Hypothyroidism. What to look for, how we diagnose and treat, and how it can be over diagnosed. Our Pet Health News segment includes a story that warns about toxic mushroom exposure in dogs, a voluntary cat food recall but J.M. Smucker, and a warning from the FDA on the use of Topical Pain medications and pets, especially cat. The Case of the Week is Simon. Brittney talks about using harnesses for walking your dog in Tech tips.

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S1E15 - 015 Pancreatitis in Pets

We talk about Pancreatitis in Pets, including how to diagnose, treat, and prevent. In Pet Health News, A cure for FIP, The Dog Aging Project and a Koala Sniffing Dog. Learn about visiting pets in Tech Tips.

Episode Notes

In this episode of The Pet Factor, find out why pets get pancreatitis, how we diagnose and treat, and ways you can prevent it. In Pet Health news learn about a potential cure for Feline Infectious Peritonitis and why you can’t have it. Enroll you dog in the Dog Aging Project! DogAgingProject.org. Learn about Bear, the Koala sniffing dog and how he is saving these endangered animals from Australian Bush Fires. In Tech Tips we talk about things you should know when your pets go visiting, or you have other pets visit your home.

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S1E14 - 014 Diabetes in Dogs

In this episode we talk about diabetes in dogs, how if differs from cats, diagnosis and treatment. Our Pet Health News segment includes an unusual genetic disease in a German Shepherd, a diet to make cats less allergenic, and a study to measure the moods of dogs with arthritis. Plus, our case of the week, and Tech Tips on bathing your dog in the cold weather.

Episode Notes

The Pet Factor hosts are talking about diabetes in dogs this week. Why is it different from diabetes in cats, how we diagnose, treat, and manage the condition and the challenges that we face in difficult cases. In Pet Health News we talk about a German Shepherd dog trapped in perpetual puppyhood, an experimental diet to make cats less allergenic to their owners, and a study that is trying to measure the changes in mood in dogs with arthritis. Our case of the week is L’il Bit, a cat with a chronic upper respiratory infection. On Tech Tips, Brittney has some useful suggestions on bathing your pets in winter.

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S1E13 - Thanksgiving Day Special

Welcome to our special Thanksgiving Day show. Loosen your belt, sit back, and get ready for a few laughs.

Episode Notes

Welcome to our special Thanksgiving Day show. Loosen your belt, sit back, and get ready for a few laughs as Dr. Jim and Brittney share some of their favorite Thanksgiving jokes.

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S1E12 - 012 Diabetes in Cats

Dr. Jim and Brittney talk about diabetes in cats, what to look for and expect if you cat is diagnosed. Pet health news including new products, an overseas bone marrow transplant for a dog with cancer, and a cat food recall. Cheddar is our case of the week and in Tech Tips we discuss choosing the right leash.

Episode Notes

In this episode of The Pet Factor, we are going to talk about Diabetes Mellitus in Cats. What to watch for, how we diagnose and treat, and what to expect if your cat is diagnosed. In Pet Health News, we report on a raw cat food recall, new products from a new 2-month feline parasite preventative to a concentrated fish oil supplement, and the story of a dog with cancer who received a bone marrow transplant from her mother across the ocean. Our Case of the Week is Cheddar, an orange tabby with a bite wound abscess, and in Tech Tips, Brittney discusses how to select the right leash for your pet.

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The Pet Factor is here to help you understand your pet's health needs. From preventative care to dealing with chronic illnesses, we present information on why veterinarians recommend wellness care for your pet, how we diagnose and treat sick animals, and tips to keep your pets from developing common problems. We also showcase new products available to your veterinarian and news regarding pet health.