Is Librela Safe for Dogs?
Veterinary Advice, Animal News & Views with hosts
by Roger L Welton DVM
3d ago
Librela is a monoclonal antibody treatment for arthritis in dogs, administered by monthly injection. With great reported success, Librela is taking the industry by storm in becoming the gold standard for successful and safe treatment for dogs suffering from arthritis. In this episodes, Dr. Roger reacts to a recent Wall Street Journal article that raised questions about the product's safety. For reference, the article can be accessed at the link below: https://www.wsj.com/health/pharma/dog-cat-arthritis-drugs-bcdddea6 Dr. Roger Welton is a practicing veterinarian and media personality, CEO/atte ..read more
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Why your vet bill is so high
Veterinary Advice, Animal News & Views with hosts
by Roger L Welton DVM
1w ago
Dr. Roger reacts to a recent article posted in The Atlantic about what is the cause for the rapid rise in the cost of veterinary health care for pets. Below is the link below to access the article: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/04/vet-private-equity-industry/678180/?utm_source=apple_news Dr. Roger Welton is a practicing veterinarian and media personality, CEO/attending veterinarian at ⁠⁠⁠Premier Veterinary Care⁠⁠⁠, and author of the top selling book, ⁠⁠⁠The Man In The White Coat⁠⁠⁠.  Dr. Roger selects listener emails to be addressed on the air, so if interested in having ..read more
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America's Top Dog 2024
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by Roger L Welton DVM
3w ago
Dr. Roger showcases the American Kennel Club the nation's most popular dog breed of 2024. Dr. Roger offers insights into the booming popularity of this breed, and highlights health concerns common to the breed. Like any breed that becomes popular, unscrupulous/unethical breeders abound, so Dr. Roger offers helpful tips in shielding your family from purchasing unhealthy puppies. Dr. Roger Welton is a practicing veterinarian and media personality, CEO/attending veterinarian at ⁠⁠⁠Premier Veterinary Care⁠⁠⁠, and author of the top selling book, ⁠⁠⁠The Man In The White Coat⁠⁠⁠.  Dr. Roger sele ..read more
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One of many reasons why you should neuter your dog!
Veterinary Advice, Animal News & Views with hosts
by Roger L Welton DVM
1M ago
Pictured here is a real patient recently seen at Dr. Roger's clinic that is the direct result of this canine patient, now 9 years of age, not having been neutered. In this episode, Dr. Roger discusses what these lesions are, and also discuses other poor health circumstances that can arise from choosing to not have a male dog neutered. Dr. Roger Welton is a practicing veterinarian and media personality, CEO/attending veterinarian at ⁠⁠⁠Premier Veterinary Care⁠⁠⁠, and author of the top selling book, ⁠⁠⁠The Man In The White Coat⁠⁠⁠.  Dr. Roger selects listener emails to be addressed on the a ..read more
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Why do cats lag so far behind dogs in having regular vet visits?
Veterinary Advice, Animal News & Views with hosts
by Roger L Welton DVM
2M ago
Households that have at least one cat as a pet increase each year, yet an alarmingly low number of cats receive regular well care (39.8% of cats compared to 81.8% of dogs). In this episode, Dr. Roger discusses the reasons for this phenomenon common misconceptions regarding feline wellness, and common barriers to cats owners opting to have their cats receive regular veterinary well care. Dr. Roger offers solutions to overcoming these barriers and increasing the ability and willingness of cat owners to participate in regular feline well visits. Dr. Roger Welton is a practicing veterinarian and m ..read more
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What pet species presents the biggest challenge for veterinarian recommended treatment compliance?
Veterinary Advice, Animal News & Views with hosts
by Roger L Welton DVM
2M ago
Veterinarians diagnose and make treatment recomendations, but it is ultimately the responsibility of the pet owner to implement the treatment. The success of the outcome is intrinsically tied to the owner's "compliance" in implementing the treatment. In this episode, Dr. Roger discusses barriers to successful compliance, what species presents the biggest challenges in owner treatment compliance, and how to overcome barriers in treatment compliance. Episode photo credit, Jenna Regan. https://www.jennaregan.com/ Dr. Roger Welton is a practicing veterinarian and media personality, CEO/attending v ..read more
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Dogs are not pack animals!
Veterinary Advice, Animal News & Views with hosts
by Roger L Welton DVM
2M ago
There is an unfortunate enduring mythology that dogs are essentially pack animals like their ancient ancestor that they evolved from, the wolf. Thousands of years of evolution through cohabitation with humans and selective breeding have elapsed, making dogs very different from their ancient ancestor. They are far more complex than that, and trainers/dog parents that subscribe to the training through dominance and submission, are misguided and outdated, and are more likely to cause more harm than good. In this listener email inspired episode, Dr. Roger discusses the marked differences between ..read more
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Monoclonal antibody therapy is now cutting edge treatment for dogs and cats suffering from arthritis
Veterinary Advice, Animal News & Views with hosts
by Roger L Welton DVM
3M ago
Arthritis is the most common chronic disease in dogs and cats. Arthritis in pets can be debilitating and commonly reaches levels of severity where quality of life diminishes to the point of humane euthanasia. In this episode, Dr. Roger discusses the latest cutting edge therapy for dogs and cats with arthritis that is not only restoring quality of life to arthritic pets, while significantly extending their life expectancy. Dr. Roger Welton is a practicing veterinarian and media personality, CEO/attending veterinarian at ⁠⁠⁠Premier Veterinary Care⁠⁠⁠, and author of the top selling book, ⁠⁠⁠The M ..read more
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Dental disease in pets: It far more serious than just doggy or kitty breath
Veterinary Advice, Animal News & Views with hosts
by Roger L Welton DVM
4M ago
February is Animal Dental Health Month! Dental disease is the second most common chronic disease in dogs and cats, yet it remains one of the most overlooked aspects of maintaining good health in pets. In this episode, Dr. Roger discusses the most common roadblocks in convincing pet owners to comply with his dental treatment recommendations, and the inhumane, even tragic circumstances that commonly results when dental health is ignored. Dr. Roger Welton is a practicing veterinarian and media personality, CEO/attending veterinarian at ⁠⁠⁠Premier Veterinary Care⁠⁠⁠, and author of the top selling ..read more
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Dr. Roger's 2024 Top Pet Resolutions
Veterinary Advice, Animal News & Views with hosts
by Roger L Welton DVM
4M ago
Each New Year, Dr. Roger hosts an episode about certain resolutions he feels would be best for veterinary medicine and the pet loving world. In this episodes, Dr. Roger highlights a few of his top pet resolutions for 2024. Dr. Roger Welton is a practicing veterinarian and media personality, CEO/attending veterinarian at ⁠⁠⁠Premier Veterinary Care⁠⁠⁠, and author of the top selling book, ⁠⁠⁠The Man In The White Coat⁠⁠⁠.  Dr. Roger selects listener emails to be addressed on the air, so if interested in having your voice heard on the podcast, email comments or questions to comments@web ..read more
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