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The Health-E Barks Podcast Series

podcast updated imageThe AKC Canine Health Foundation releases a new podcast every other Thursday. To receive an email reminder each time a new podcast is released sign-up for notifications now.

The entire podcast series is available below.  You can narrow the list by podcast topic by selecting a research area.


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Periodontal Disease and Dental Health in Dogs

11/11/2014

In this podcast we hear from Dr. Jan Bellows of All Pets Dental Clinic in Weston, Florida. Dr. Bellows is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College. Dr. Bellows received his DVM from Auburn University and completed a small animal internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. He is the current President of the American Veterinary Dental College and in this podcast he discusses periodontal disease and dental health in dogs.

For more information about maintaining healthy teeth and gums for your dogs as well as approved dental products, please visit the Veterinary Oral Health Council.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.

Hospice Care / End of Life Care For Dogs

10/30/2014

In this podcast we are wrapping up our “Old Dogs Rule” educational series with a difficult, but important conversation about end of life care. We are very fortunate to feature Dr. Kathleen Cooney, founder of “Home to Heaven,” an in-home pet hospice and euthanasia services practice. She is also the owner of the first-ever pet euthanasia center in the United States. The center is located on her 35-acre farm in Loveland, Colorado and offers two comfort rooms for pet euthanasia. It is open year-round for families looking for an alternative to standard clinic or in-home euthanasia. Dr. Cooney graduated from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in the spring of 2004. That same spring, her family had to say goodbye to their 15-year-old yellow lab, McKenzie. McKenzie passed peacefully under the aspen tree in their front yard. From this experience, Dr. Cooney learned just how important it was for pets to be at home for the end of their lives. In 2012, she completed writing the book “Veterinary Euthanasia Techniques: A practical guide.” Dr. Cooney served on the 2013 American Veterinary Medical Association's panel on euthanasia guidelines. She is currently the Vice President and conference coordinator for the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC). She travels frequently to speak on her work and on the current advancements in end-of-life care.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.

Age Related Cardiovascular Disease

10/23/2014

In continuation of our “Old Dogs Rule” educational series, this podcast features Dr. Ashley Saunders, Associate Professor of Cardiology and a Fellow of the Michael E. DeBakey Institute at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Dr. Saunders completed her DVM in 2001 and residency in Cardiology in 2005, both at Texas A&M, and is board certified in veterinary cardiology. She is funded by CHF to identify novel biological markers of mitral valve disease to enhance diagnosis and prognosis of disease. In this podcast she discusses one of the most common age-related problems in dogs, cardiovascular disease.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.

The Value of Senior Dog Wellness Visits

10/02/2014

In continuation of our “Old Dogs Rule” educational series, this podcast features Dr. Lisa Shaw, owner of the Indian Land Animal Hospital near Charlotte, NC. Dr. Shaw discusses what to expect during a senior dog wellness exam and the importance of senior dog health care.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.

The Benefits of Rehab for Senior and Geriatric Dogs

09/18/2014

In continuation of our “Old Dogs Rule” educational series, this podcast features Dr. Laurie McCauley, Medical Director of TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation in Grayslake, IL. Dr. McCauley is certified in veterinary rehabilitation by the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, and is one of less than 100 veterinarians who is board certified in veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation. She is also certified in veterinary acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and in animal chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. In this podcast Dr. McCauley discusses the benefits of using rehabilitation medicine as a way to keep senior and geriatric dogs healthy and active.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.

A transcript of this podcast is also available for those who prefer to read the interview.

Senior Dog Health: An Overview

09/04/2014

Welcome to the first podcast in our educational series “Old Dogs Rule,” a two month celebration of our great old dogs that will be packed with information about how we can keep them going strong for years to come. In this podcast we are speaking with Dr. Fred Metzger of Metzger Animal Hospital in State College, Pennsylvania. Dr. Metzger received his DVM from the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, a select group of veterinary specialists certified by examination. He is one of only 12 board-certified ABV practitioners in the state of Pennsylvania and one of 460 nationwide. Dr. Metzger currently serves as an adjunct professor at Penn State University and helps teach several classes. In addition, he frequently lectures to fellow veterinarians nationwide speaking on various topics, including clinical pathology, internal medicine and his favorite subject, geriatric medicine. He has authored numerous publications including co-authoring a textbook “A Guide to Hematology of the Dog and Cat.” In this podcast Dr. Metzger will be discussing the health needs for senior and geriatric dogs.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.

CHF and Zoetis Reproduction Series: Ovulation Timing

07/31/2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and our corporate alliance, Zoetis, are pleased to bring you the sixth installment in a podcast series devoted to canine reproduction education for pet owners, breeders, and veterinarians.

In this podcast we will be speaking with Dr. Scarlette Gotwals, of Country Companion Animal Hospital in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gotwals received her DVM from The Ohio State University in 1983. She has a special interest in canine reproduction and has been involved with canine reproduction and semen cryopreservation for 21 years. She is a nationally recognized authority in these areas and serves as a consultant to veterinarians through the Veterinarian Information Network. Dr. Gotwals is a consultant for the Canine Reproduction Division of Zoetis. In this podcast she will be discussing ovulation timing in the bitch as well as ways breeders can use data from heat cycles and whelping dates to understand more about ovulation timing.

A transcript of this podcast is also available for those who prefer to read the interview.

CHF and Zoetis Reproduction Series: Infertility In The Bitch

07/17/2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and our corporate alliance, Zoetis, are pleased to bring you the fifth installment in a podcast series devoted to canine reproduction education for pet owners, breeders, and veterinarians.

In this podcast we are discussing infertility in the bitch, with reproductive specialist Dr. Cheryl Lopate of Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic in Wilsonville, Oregon. Dr. Lopate received her Master’s degree in reproductive physiology and DVM from The Ohio State University. She completed a residency in comparative theriogenology (reproduction) at Purdue University and is boarded in theriogenology. She has worked in a variety of practice settings including general mixed practice, referral practice and academia. She believes strongly in providing client education and speaks at breed group meetings regularly. She also speaks at many veterinary conferences and has written many journal articles on a variety of reproductive topics.

A transcript of this podcast is also available for those who prefer to read the interview.

Dogs, Physical Activity, and Walking (Dogs PAW)

07/10/2014

In this podcast we hear from Dr. Libby Richards, a Certified Health Education Specialist and assistant professor at Purdue University School of Nursing. She received her PhD in Health Promotion from Purdue University and her Masters in Nursing from Indiana University. Dr. Richards’ research is focused on population-based physical activity promotion. In this podcast we will be discussing her CHF funded research into the reciprocal impact of a healthy and active lifestyle on the physical and mental well-being of dogs and their owners.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.

Noise Phobia in Dogs

06/19/2014

In this two-part podcast, Dr. Karen Overall discusses an issue of major importance to many dog owners: separation anxiety and noise phobia in dogs. Dr. Overall received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine and PhD in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She completed a residency in Behavioral Medicine at Penn and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behavior (ACVB) and is certified by the Animal Behavior Society (ABS) as an Applied Animal Behaviorist. Dr. Overall’s clinical work is focused on the humane treatment of troubled pets and their distressed people. Her research has two main foci, first to understanding the neurobiology and genetics of canine behavior and canine cognition, and second, the development of natural genetic and behavioral canine models for human psychiatric illness, particularly those involving anxiety, panic, and aggression.

We hope you enjoy part two of Dr. Overall’s interview, “Noise Phobia in Dogs.”

A transcript of this podcast interview is also available.

Listen to part one: "Separation Anxiety in Dogs."

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.

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Periodontal Disease and Dental Health in Dogs

11/11/2014

In this podcast we hear from Dr. Jan Bellows of All Pets Dental Clinic in Weston, Florida. Dr. Bellows is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College. Dr. Bellows received his DVM from Auburn University and completed a small animal internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. He is the current President of the American Veterinary Dental College and in this podcast he discusses periodontal disease and dental health in dogs.

For more information about maintaining healthy teeth and gums for your dogs as well as approved dental products, please visit the Veterinary Oral Health Council.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.


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