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Animal General with Dr. Mike

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The "Animal General Podcast" with Dr. Mike will navigate you through the world of pets with tips and tricks, time-tested veterinary medicine and new cutting-edge procedures. Join Dr. Mike Hutchinson to discuss all of your pet needs! From more complex topics like stem cells and regenerative medicine to simple solutions for ridding your pet of that nasty skunk smell... Find the answers - and how they translate to your own beloved pet!

The "Animal General Podcast" with Dr. Mike will navigate you through the world of pets with tips and tricks, time-tested veterinary medicine and new cutting-edge procedures. Join Dr. Mike Hutchinson to discuss all of your pet needs! From more complex topics like stem cells and regenerative medicine to simple solutions for ridding your pet of that nasty skunk smell... Find the answers - and how they translate to your own beloved pet!
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Pittsburgh, PA

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CBS Radio

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The "Animal General Podcast" with Dr. Mike will navigate you through the world of pets with tips and tricks, time-tested veterinary medicine and new cutting-edge procedures. Join Dr. Mike Hutchinson to discuss all of your pet needs! From more complex topics like stem cells and regenerative medicine to simple solutions for ridding your pet of that nasty skunk smell... Find the answers - and how they translate to your own beloved pet!

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724-776-7930


Episodes

Listener Questions

4/16/2018
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Dr. Mike is back answering your questions! This week he will address listener issues including a dog with a collapsed trachea, a young dog with increasingly worse seizures, an anxious dog with behavioral problems when the owner is gone and he will discuss a common issue: ticks including a home remedy to repel them. All of these questions and answers can be found on this week's podcast of Animal General with Dr. Mike Hutchinson. Ask Dr. Mike - You can submit your questions to be asked and...

Duration:00:09:40

Stem Cell Basics: Pluripotent Stem Cells

4/9/2018
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We're talking about pluripotent stem cells again to give you some updates with what's going on, and how about a youth factor? Maybe we're on to something that can help our brain function, help our heart function, and maybe one day we can take cells from a younger person and put them in older people to do some really good things for organ damage, for heart disease, for muscular diseases and neurodegenerative diseases - wouldn't that be nice? I'll give you a quick update on pluripotent stem...

Duration:00:04:08

Medical Cannabis and Pets

3/19/2018
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Joining me this week is a guest with an expertise in a current hot topic: medical cannabis. Focusing his work on navigating through the risks to the benefits of this treatment, is Dr. Rob Silver. Dr. Silver will share the history of medical cannabis (including why he prefers to call it this rather than medical marijuana), why it's important to seek veterinary advice and not self-medicate pets, and how it is being used to safely help animals suffering from ailments such as cancer, epilepsy...

Duration:00:51:57

Keeping Your Dog Around With Better Training

2/26/2018
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In this show, I touch upon on what I think is one of the most valuable topics in veterinary medicine: dog training. This is for dog owners, the #1 cause of euthanasia in dogs is not a disease, but a behavioral problem. With me I have an expert, world-renowned dog trainer Paul Anthony from AB Canine Training. We discuss basic techniques and proper methods for training your dog - socializing them as puppies, mental exercises for your dog and so much more! All in this episode of Animal...

Duration:00:39:34

Who Does Number Two Work For?

2/19/2018
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Poop being used to cure diseases? It's not your typical treatment, but Dr. Mike will share all the benefits of this seemingly disgusting option for pet owners. With the chance to help animals with ailments such as GI tract issues, there is no job too dirty for veterinarians to consider including using fecal transfers. Dr. Mike is back with another interesting podcast that should definitely lift the lid on this bathroom discussion. Ask Dr. Mike - You can submit your questions to be asked...

Duration:00:13:49

Stem Cell Listener Questions

1/29/2018
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Dr. Mike is back reviewing your listener questions and further breaking down all the vast information on stem cells. David Sedelmeier, of Talent Network, joins him this week to discuss this popular topic from a layman's perspective. Ask Dr. Mike - You can submit your questions to be asked and answered on a future podcast here! contact@drmikehutchinson.com ABOUT THE PODCAST The “Animal General Podcast” with Dr. Mike will navigate you through the world of pets with tips and tricks,...

Duration:00:55:25

Advice for Owners, Fun Pet Gadgets and Listener Q's

1/22/2018
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All new week with listener questions, veterinary advice and even top tech gadgets for the pet! This time, Dr. Mike tackles the stomach, with questions on inflammation of the stomach and possible digestive issues. He also discusses a topic you may be surprised hearing about: medical maggots. Dr. Mike shares a few key points of advice that veterinarians have learned over the years and we hear about several modern tech gadgets to make life with your pet more interesting and easy! Ask Dr....

Duration:00:24:17

Stem Cell Pioneer and Expert Dr. Neil Riordan

1/15/2018
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Delve deeper into the stem cell world with pioneer and expert Dr. Neil Riordan. Co-founder/chief science officer of the Riordan-McKenna Institute, founder/chairman/chief science officer of the Stem Cell Institute and author of Stem Cell Therapy: A Rising Tide, he's here to discuss ongoing stem cell studies with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, spinal cord injuries, MS, autism and more. He'll also answer one of the most common stem cell questions: how can one cell treat so many different...

Duration:00:47:09

BACTERIOPHAGES WITH GUEST DR. SULAKVELIDZE

12/26/2017
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Bacteriophages or "phages" (viruses that infect bacteria) are some of the oldest and most ubiquitous organisms on the planet. Where antibiotics fail, phages are nature's way of evolving to fight new bacteria strains. Consumed unintentionally daily by humans and pets alike, phages offer individualized treatment for specific bacteria strains. But what about mass-market products for consumption? Are they economical? Any cons in bacteriophage usage? Dr. Alexander Sulakvelidze of Intralytix...

Duration:00:39:40

Police Officers and K9 Partners: Guests Officer Jim Brown and his K9 partner Ruke

12/11/2017
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From detecting narcotics to patrol work, sniffing out bombs to protecting their handlers, K9 police dogs are not your average dogs. Special guest Officer Jim Brown (and his K9 partner Ruke) shares his experience working with police dogs. He delves into why it's important to keep them in peak shape and frequently train, the difference between a pet and a partner and the quality of life for police dogs. Join Dr. Mike for this intriguing and informative podcast on this week's Animal General...

Duration:00:33:27

Listener Q&As: Cruciate Ligament Injuries, Urinary Incontinence and Cushing's Disease

12/4/2017
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This week, Dr. Mike is back to answer more listener questions. He'll tackle a question about cranial cruciate ligament disease (ACL injuries) in dogs and whether surgery is the best treatment option available. The second question is all about urinary incontinence and how to help your struggling pet. Lastly, in a follow up question on Cushing's disease, Dr. Mike shares his experience in which drug to use for treatment, if any! Tune in to this week's podcast to learn the answers! Ask Dr....

Duration:00:47:10

A Pet’s Guide to Grandma’s Fruitcake this Holiday Season

11/20/2017
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It’s that time of year again. Families gather to exchange gifts and share meals. Though we always want to, is it safe to include pets? What foods from the table can be given and what should be avoided? Are turkey and ham safe? What about Grandma’s fruitcake or rum balls? And when it comes time to exchange gifts, what are the best gifts for Rover and Tiger? Join me for another episode of Animal General with Dr. Mike Hutchinson and I’ll help you and your pet navigate this holiday season...

Duration:00:18:56

Identical Twins Separated in Time – Pet Clones with Dr. Shawn Walker and Melain Rodriguez of Viagen

11/6/2017
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Pets –we love them– so much so, that the idea of cloning a pet to preserve and extend their lives is an intriguing, yet seemingly unrealistic idea to many… until now. Answering questions on the science of how genetic preservation and cloning works and addressing what to expect from a cloned pet in terms of health, personality, color and life span are guests Dr. Shawn Walker and Melain Rodriguez of Viagen. Tune in to learn all about the ins and outs of pet cloning this week on Animal...

Duration:00:35:10

A Cancer Vaccine?! with Guest Dr. John Yannelli, Ph.D

10/30/2017
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Cancer- the dreaded diagnosis for people and pets alike. We’ve all heard of chemotherapy and radiation, but what if there was a new therapy? Guest Dr. John Yannelli of the University of Kentucky Medical Center shares the advancements taking place with an immunotherapy vaccine being offered for veterinarians to treat cancer. He’ll explain how it helps retrain our immune systems to reach equilibrium and improve the quality of life when that diagnosis is given. Dr. Yannelli will also share...

Duration:00:36:31

Follow Up Listener Stem Cell Question

10/16/2017
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This week I answer a couple follow up questions from last week's video cast which was on Adipose Derived Stem Cells - what I consider to be a "gold therapy". I'll discuss Prolotherapy and PRP (platelet rich plasma). You'll find out what each of those terms means, if either are a good substitute for stem cells or if they can be used to compliment the adipose derived stem cell therapy. Tune in to listen and watch this week's video cast on Animal General with Dr. Mike Hutchinson! Ask Dr....

Duration:00:05:46

A Quick Take on Stem Cell Advancements

10/9/2017
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This week, I talk about autologous stem cells - stem cells taken from and used in the same patient - and how they can be used to treat osteoarthritis and many more ailments. We're using this therapy in animals, and many countries around the world are using it in human medicine as well! All in this week’s episode of Animal General with Dr. Mike Hutchinson! Ask Dr. Mike -You can submit your questions to be asked and answered on a future podcast here! contact@drmikehutchinson.com ABOUT...

Duration:00:05:50

No Bones About It: Home Remedies, Addison's disease and Pet Behavior Issues

10/2/2017
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This week, I tackle a question sent in by a listener about Addison’s disease in dogs. I’ll address prognosis and treatments so you know what to expect with this diagnosis. I also share some practical home remedies to use on your pets including for allergies and skunks. Finally, I’ll discuss the most common behavior issues we see in pets: anxiety and noise phobias with specific natural products to help your pet cope – all on this week’s episode of Animal General with Dr. Mike...

Duration:00:41:09

The Good (Pets), The Bad (Bacteria), and the Diarrhea

9/18/2017
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Are our pets’ microbes making us feel good? Is the "Lassie Effect" the real deal? Millions of people around the world are pet owners and as the saying goes, “dog is man’s best friend.” This week I examine how pets truly are beneficial to our overall health whether it’s socially, physically, emotionally etc. I'll answer a case specific question about mycoplasma infection in a cat and even touch upon diarrhea in our furry friends. So tune in to this week's podcast on Animal General with Dr....

Duration:00:33:55

Incessant Ear Infections? Let's Talk Allergies!

9/11/2017
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Hi, and thanks for tuning in again! In this podcast, I’m going to talk about what if your dog had an allergic reaction to a vaccine. Should you get him vaccinated again? That’s a very common question and I think it’s an important one. Also, how about food allergies? “My dog keeps getting ear infections, my vet treats it and it keeps coming back when I’m done!” That’s frustrating, and I’m going to teach you about it in this podcast. All this and more on this week's episode of Animal General...

Duration:00:38:36

Picking Your Purrfect Pet

8/28/2017
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As a vet, we're asked all the time - how do I know the best breed of dog or cat? With so many pets winding up in shelters, I want to arm you with some tricks and tips on how to prevent coming home with the wrong puppy or kitten for your lifestyle. I'll touch upon temperament testing, as well as teach you signals to look for in determining if your pet is healthy or sick. All this and more on this week's podcast on Animal General with Dr. Mike! Ask Dr. Mike -You can submit your questions to...

Duration:00:38:45

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