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What are the dangers of kibble?

We all know the positive side of kibble, dry pet food: it is amazingly convenient and has a long storage life. Many dry foods have a shelf life of years. We also know these foods are balanced to meet a certain level of…


Added by Cathy Alinovi on March 4, 2015 at 11:38pm — No Comments

When is the wrong time to seek alternative medicine care?

This is an interesting question – as a holistic practitioners, our hope is that alternative care is always appropriate. However, when new clients come to alternative medicine, it needs to be for the right reason. When it’s for the right reason, everyone wins – the patient/pet gets better health, the…


Added by Cathy Alinovi on February 25, 2015 at 9:52am — No Comments


By now, all you critter lovers know that Miss P, the enchanting, prancing Beagle won Best of Show at the 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in NYC. But in the upcoming Pet Pals TV, you'll learn a lot of…


Added by Patty on February 20, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

If February is national dental month for pets, then how do I know if I need to take advantage of the special my veterinarian's office is running?

An oral exam will help determine the answer to your question and is usually pretty easy to perform on our dogs and cats. (At least usually, because a handful of animals don't like having their mouth handled. If you have one of these dogs or cats, you know who they are and just please be careful!) Here is a list…


Added by Cathy Alinovi on February 17, 2015 at 11:01pm — No Comments


Tune in to WISH TV and WNDY TV this Saturday ( 5:30am and 9:30am respectively) to catch up with the Sisters of Savings from Hare Chevrolet. Meet Courtney Cole and Monica Peck. Not only do they own and run the oldest transportation dealership in the COUNTRY, but they…


Added by Patty on February 13, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

My dog broke her canine tooth. What do I do?

The answer depends on a couple of things: if there is damage to the tooth root, if she is in pain, and your finances.

When the tooth breaks and you can see a brown dot in the center of the tooth it suggests that the root is exposed. Sometimes that can cause pain as a nerve lives in the root. Some dogs…


Added by Cathy Alinovi on February 12, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

My puppy is almost seven months old and he has two sets of fangs. Should I be worried?

Most puppies lose their baby teeth by six months old. The last teeth we see change are the canines, the fangs. Just like two-legged kids, the adult tooth should push the baby tooth out. Sometimes the adult tooth isn't lined up quite right and both teeth remain.

In some cases, the tooth is just loose enough…


Added by Cathy Alinovi on February 4, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments



Of course, I think all our shows are terrific, but this one is very special..

Meet Princess, an abandonded dog who spent the longest time...SEVEN AND A HALF and out of the shelter system. For one reason or…


Added by Patty on January 30, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

My dog has tartar on his teeth. Can't I just brush his teeth and get them clean?

Tartar forms from the buildup of plaque. Plaque is a slimy combination of bacteria and food particles. With time, the plaque forms a hard, almost rock-like, substance on the teeth. Tartar acts a lot like a concrete sidewalk - just as sweeping the sidewalk with a broom doesn't remove the concrete, a toothbrush is…


Added by Cathy Alinovi on January 29, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments

Special Pets May Need Special Vets!

This past weekend, I was honored to be part of a PetPalsTV episode that put a spotlight on veterinary specialists.  We had our production crew over at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care on the southside of Indianapolis and saw some…


Added by Thomas Dock on January 24, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments


Come along with Paul and Patty, and veterinary journalist…


Added by Patty on January 23, 2015 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

It's That Time of Year! Time to FLIP Your Pet's LIP!

Every February, the veterinary community observes National Pet Dental Health Month.  This is when veterinarians have historically taken a little extra time to focus on client…


Added by Thomas Dock on January 17, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments


Yes, where else can you find a headline proclaiming this sort of entertainment and information!

Steve Sweitzer shows us how some dogs need a little training, a bit of direction, when it…


Added by Patty on January 16, 2015 at 3:25pm — 1 Comment

My kitty day care wants to charge extra for TV time. Can cats even watch tv and is there any benefit for them?

You have one lucky kitty cat to have this as an option! But it really is a great question-do cats watch TV? Many of us have seen our dogs hear barking or a doorbell come from the TV and the dog get very excited and run over, But our cats are less inclined to react in this manner. However, have you ever seen a cat sit…


Added by Cathy Alinovi on January 15, 2015 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Does my new puppy need antibiotics and dewormer sent from the breeder? The antibiotics were “just in case” he gets diarrhea from changing homes and food.

Flagyl, metronidazole, is commonly prescribed by veterinarians to treat diarrhea of unknown cause. The crazy thing is that veterinarians are not even 100% sure how metronidazole works to control diarrhea. They just know that somehow it…


Added by Cathy Alinovi on January 7, 2015 at 8:48pm — No Comments


Happy New Year, and as we all recover and face a bright new year...we thought it was only appropriate to share one of our favorite shows. …


Added by Patty on January 2, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Tele-Medicine and Veterinary Care ... Becoming a Virtual Patient!

While I’m still a practicing veterinarian near Lafayette, Indiana and operate a holistic veterinary clinic in Pine Village, I also offer “tele-medicine” options to my virtual patients.  These are patients that I may never see, but still diagnose, prescribe for, and treat.  Some of these pets live halfway…


Added by Cathy Alinovi on January 1, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New Year's Resolutions ... for Pets and Pet Owners!

It's that time of year again...most of us are going to do our darndest to make, and keep, resolutions designed to help us lose weight, learn something new, save money or even look our best for the coming year.   So, why not enlist the HELP of your pets in keeping these New Year's promises??



Added by Thomas Dock on December 30, 2014 at 9:25am — No Comments

Pet Pals TV story featured on ABC World News Tonight!

The inspring story of TurboRoo the two-legged Chihuahua, recently featured on Pet Pals TV, is getting more national exposure!

ABC News is planning on using some Pet Pals TV material in a story they are doing on TurboRoo.   Producers tell Pet Pals TV the story is scheduled to air World News…


Added by Pet Pals TV on December 28, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments


Join us, at a very special…


Added by Patty on December 26, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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