Long, furry, and slinky, ferrets truly are a unique animal. They're clean, social, affectionate, naturally curious, and able to establish strong bonds with people. Ferrets can make excellent house pets, but require knowledgeable owners because they have special needs. Join Dr. Valarie Tynes as she explains just what these special needs are.
Cat Behavior 101
There's no doubt that cats make great pets. They're cute, cuddly and fun! But sometimes they can behave in ways that frustrate owners. Join Dr. Debra Horwitz as she discusses the common problem behaviors in cats and how to address these behaviors to keep our cats in our homes and keep the human-animal bond strong.
Where does all this hair come from?
Children have many questions about their pets, and one of the most common that veterinarians are asked is why do cats have hairballs. In this video for kids, a young investigator asks Dr. Tracey Hlede of Furnetic, Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine everything that a child would want to know about hairballs.
Superbugs and your pet
Superbugs like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are a big problem in medicine today because they are resistant to many of the drugs that doctors use to treat infections. Unfortunately, superbugs are just as much of a concern in pets as they are in people. Veterinarians are seeing these drug-resistant infections pets, and pets can also act as superbug carriers. Dr. Christine Hoang, assistant director of the AVMA Scientific Activities Division, explains how to keep your pets healthy and free of drug-resistant infections.
Cold weather hazards for your pets
Winter can be a great time to get exercise with your pet, but pet owners should be careful to make sure they avoid cold weather hazards. Dr. Bernadine Cruz of the Laguna Hills Animal Hospital and "The Pet Doctor" on Pet Life Radio, gives tips on how to keep your pets safe and healthy even in icy weather.