Today we're continuing to chat about summer dangers for your dogs and cats at Embrace Pet Insurance, and Dr Patrick Mahaney chimes in on the topic.
Here are some of the questions we cover in this podcast:
Kayla This may be silly, but when we got Tucker (a lab/golden retriever mix), he had lived primarily outside for his first six months, and his nose was all black. He's been a mostly indoor pet for the year we've had him, and now his nose is pink and black. With spending more time outdoors in the summer months, will his nose darken again? Should we do anything to keep it from darkening? Is that a puppy
Kate: Should I do anything different or be extra cautious about sun exposure for my black Doberman? It seems like he could overheat quickly being so dark or am I just thinking that because I know what it's like to wear dark colors outside and be sooo hot?
Laura: Dr Patrick, what else would you highlight as summer dangers to be aware of…
The answers to these questions and more are discussed in the audio below.
[btw, Dr Patrick was rather naughty and expressed his personal political opinions in this podcast. I apologize in advance if you are offended or surprised this pops up during your listening]
June is Summer Dangers Month at Embrace Pet Insurance
Guest Post: Summer Dangers with Dr Patrick Mahaney
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Other posts by Dr Patrick Mahaney
Dr. Mahaney is a veterinarian from the University of Pennsylvania and a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, having been inspired by his own chronic pain from Intervertebral Disc Disease to provide accupuncture to his veterinary clients. In addition to Dr Mahaney's house call integrative veterinary medicine business, California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness, he sees patients on an in-clinic basis at Veterinary Cancer Group in Culver City, CA.
Dr Mahaney writes a veterinary column (Patrick's Blog) for www.PatrickMahaney.com and contributes to a variety of media, including Perez Hilton's TeddyHilton.com, Fido Friendly, Veterinary Practice News, Healthy Pets and People with Dr Patrick on OutImpactRadio.com, and MSNBC Sunday with Alex Witt and Career Day. His first book, The Uncomfortable Vet, will be available in 2012 through Havenhurst Books.