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Tue April 10, 2012
Warm Weather & Your Pet, & A PET Scanner For Your...Pet.
An uncharacteristically mild winter has led to an unusually warm spring. You probably packed up your winter coat early and started wearing sandals sometime last month.
But even if you are loving this change in weather, there are some downsides … especially for your furry friends. Insect populations are up, which means Fido’s risk of disease is up, too.
Plus, we’ll look at some technology that’s helping Missouri animal experts better diagnose cancer. The state-of-the-art equipment is the only veterinary PET scanner in the state and one of only a handful in the country. Dr. Jeff Bryan of the Veterinary Oncology Program at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine tells us about using a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner on animals.
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Dr. Wayne Hunthausen is a veterinarian and pet behavior consultant who has been working with pet owners and veterinarians throughout North America to solve companion animal behavior problems since 1982. He received his Bachelor of Arts (zoology) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from the University of Missouri. Dr. Hunthausen is director of Animal Behavior Consultations in the Kansas City area, which provides behavior consultations and training services for pet owners, as well as a behavior support service for veterinarians. To read his full bio, click here.
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