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Host Dr. Shadi Ireifej is a board certified veterinary surgeon, Chief of Specialty and part owner of TrueCare for Pets, a 24/7 pet emergency room offering veterinary care in Studio City, California. Every other Saturday he gives you vital information on how to take care of your pets and answers all your questions on pet care. Disclaimer: While we use our best efforts to provide accurate information, this podcast is not a substitute for the information and care provided by your local veterinary physician. Discretion is advised.

Host Dr. Shadi Ireifej is a board certified veterinary surgeon, Chief of Specialty and part owner of TrueCare for Pets, a 24/7 pet emergency room offering veterinary care in Studio City, California. Every other Saturday he gives you vital information on how to take care of your pets and answers all your questions on pet care. Disclaimer: While we use our best efforts to provide accurate information, this podcast is not a substitute for the information and care provided by your local veterinary physician. Discretion is advised.
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Host Dr. Shadi Ireifej is a board certified veterinary surgeon, Chief of Specialty and part owner of TrueCare for Pets, a 24/7 pet emergency room offering veterinary care in Studio City, California. Every other Saturday he gives you vital information on how to take care of your pets and answers all your questions on pet care. Disclaimer: While we use our best efforts to provide accurate information, this podcast is not a substitute for the information and care provided by your local veterinary physician. Discretion is advised.

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English


Episodes

Heart Murmurs: Get Them Diagnosed

5/18/2019
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Animals can get heart murmurs just like humans can. In order to understand them, we first need to talk about heart anatomy. In today's episode, we talk about what are murmurs and why you should try to diagnose what's causing them. Follow Dr. Shadi Ireifej on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube TrueCare for Pets, 11730 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604. Disclaimer: While we use our best efforts to provide accurate information, this podcast is not a substitute for the information and care...

Duration:00:17:20

Elizabethan Collars (The Cone)

5/4/2019
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After a procedure, a veterinarian will often put an e-collar on your pet, also known as "the cone," so they don't lick any of the incisions or wounds. No one likes these things, especially not your pet. In today's episode, why we use these, more creative solutions, and the importance of keeping them on. Follow Dr. Shadi Ireifej on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube TrueCare for Pets, 11730 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604. Disclaimer: While we use our best efforts to provide accurate...

Duration:00:17:25

The Malicious Client/Pet Owner

4/20/2019
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When it comes to saving the lives of pets, emotions can run very high. Unfortunately, that can involve people who are malicious and unprofessional. Today we talk about our experiences with those pet owners, what drives their emotions, and what can be done to ease those heavy situations. Follow Dr. Shadi Ireifej on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube TrueCare for Pets, 11730 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604. Disclaimer: While we use our best efforts to provide accurate information, this...

Duration:00:19:47

Frustrating Things People Do with Their Dogs in Public

4/6/2019
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It's a good idea to bring your dog outside and give them a chance to exercise and socialize. However, some things we've noticed people do may be a little inappropriate from an ethical or medical standpoint. Today, we're going to talk about a few things that you might want to reconsider when going out with your pet. Follow Dr. Shadi Ireifej on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube TrueCare for Pets, 11730 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604. Disclaimer: While we use our best efforts to provide...

Duration:00:26:53

How to Be a Leader

3/23/2019
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With any career there will come a time where you will need to be a leader. Leaders lead in two ways, through fear or through respect. Today we talk about the pros and cons of each method as well as Dr. Shadi Ireifej's experience being a leader himself, watching other leaders, and being lead at the various hospitals he's been a part of. Follow Dr. Shadi Ireifej on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube TrueCare for Pets, 11730 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604. Disclaimer: While we use our...

Duration:00:13:16

Adopting Versus Purchasing Your Pet

3/9/2019
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There are many ways you can acquire a four-legged family member. Today, we'll talk about the pros and cons between one versus the other from an ethical standpoint and medical. What our thoughts are from a pet owner perspective and a doctor's perspective. Follow Dr. Shadi Ireifej on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube TrueCare for Pets, 11730 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604. Disclaimer: While we use our best efforts to provide accurate information, this podcast is not a substitute for...

Duration:00:21:44

What Makes A Great Veterinarian

2/23/2019
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Not all family veterinarians are created equal. As a referral hospital, we see a lot of clients who were referred from other vets. In today's episode we talk about our perspective on what people like and don't like with their general practitioner/family veterinarian. Follow Dr. Shadi Ireifej on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube TrueCare for Pets, 11730 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604. Disclaimer: While we use our best efforts to provide accurate information, this podcast is not a...

Duration:00:18:31

Financial Troubles and Handling Large Veterinary Bills

2/9/2019
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Unexpected medical emergencies with your pet can be costly. In today's episode, we cover how often we see financial troubles in the hospital, what you can do as a pet owner to gain access to more funds, and is it all or nothing? Do you have to do everything that your vet recommends? Tune in! Insurance companies: Trupanion, Petplan, Embrace, Nationwide VPI, Pets Best, Healthy Paws, ASPCA. Credit options: CareCredit, Scratch Pay. Affordable preventative care: ThriveVet. Follow Dr. Shadi...

Duration:00:23:27

Allergies in Dogs: A Systematic Approach

1/26/2019
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Anyone who owns a dog knows about the difficulties in not only diagnosing, but managing skin disease and allergies in dogs. In today's episode, we'll cover the techniques we use to diagnose skin disease, how to manage owning a dog with allergies, and the two different categories of allergies: environmental and dietary. Follow Dr. Shadi Ireifej on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube TrueCare for Pets, 11730 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604. Disclaimer: While we use our best efforts to...

Duration:00:18:06

Obesity and Weight Loss in Dogs

1/12/2019
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Somewhere between 25% and 30% of dogs in the U.S. are obese. You are responsible for how much and what your dog eats. In today's episode we'll cover the side effects of obesity, how the majority of vets and clients take weight off their pet, and Dr. Shadi Ireifej's novel concept on weight loss! Follow Dr. Shadi Ireifej on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube TrueCare for Pets, 11730 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604. Disclaimer: While we use our best efforts to provide accurate information,...

Duration:00:15:17