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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!

Language:

English

Contact:

724-776-7930


Episodes

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


Top 5 Common Diseases in Cats

8/18/2017
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Cats - An animal so beloved by many owners across the country and world, that a broadway musical was created in its name! But with the popularity of these animals, comes diseases far too many cats face. This week on Animal General with Dr. Mike Hutchinson, he will cover the top 5 diseases commonly seen in cats: FLUTD (Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease), Vomiting and Diarrhea, Renal Failure (Kidney Disease) Hyperthyroidism and Diabetes. You'll learn what early symptoms to look for to aid...

Duration: 00:38:01


LIVE in Studio with Dog Owners

8/14/2017
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Dr. Mike takes questions from pet owners in studio! Dr. Mike welcomes to the studio Sarah, Kathleen and Megan - and Izzy, Sarah's 8-year-old Pugle (Pug/Beagle mix). The ladies ask Dr. Mike some off-the-cuff questions about their dogs, including: What are the most effective weight loss methods for overweight dogs? Are carrots, apples, blueberries and other fruits and veggies good treats for dogs? Why are there so many types of dog food, and what do you look for when selecting the right...

Duration: 01:09:29


Meow-nificent Cats

8/7/2017
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It's all about cats on this week's podcast! Everyone hears "dog is a man's best friend," but often their furry, big personality opposites get a different rap. I'll turn the tables and share all about how cats are actually good for our health and our children's health. You'll learn about general cat history, different types of cat breeds and how to check for a proper body condition score. In case that's not enough, I'll also cover their purrfect social skills and - I'm not kitten - how to...

Duration: 00:39:16


Q&A (Dog Anxiety, Incessant Barking, Skunks and more...)

7/31/2017
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In this episode, Dr. Mike answers more questions from listeners, read by his youngest son, Slade. Questions addressed by Dr. Mike include: How to treat a dog with separation anxiety (medication vs. behavior training)? What's the best way to stop a dog from incessantly barking? If a pet is sprayed by a skunk, what's the best way to get rid of the odor? What can be done to treat hip dysplasia in dogs (weight loss, lasers, surgery, stem cells)? Can stem cells treat Wobbler's Disease and other...

Duration: 00:39:33


Answering Listener Questions About Dogs

7/21/2017
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In this episode, Dr. Mike answers questions from listeners about dogs and the conditions canines can contract. Can a neutered dog still breed? Should you withhold water from a bloated dog? Can a full moon really cause seizures in dogs? What causes some dogs to drool more than others? How benign are fatty tumors? Dr. Mike Hutchinson answers these questions and more in this informative episode every dog owner should hear! Ask Dr. Mike -You can submit your questions to be asked and...

Duration: 00:48:56


Stem Cell 101: Part 2

7/11/2017
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This week, I delve deeper into the stem cell stratosphere to discuss current climate with the university researchers and the clinicians. I address conditions currently being treated in animals including Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), liver and kidney issues, allergies and even neuro-degenerative diseases such as Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) (DM is similar to Lou Gehrig’s disease in humans). I’ll even touch upon how engineers, researchers and clinicians are collaborating to facilitate 3D...

Duration: 00:30:54


FAQ’s for Paws, Claws and the Parents of them All!

6/25/2017
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ABOUT THIS EPISODE Blood tests for Cancer? Brushing pet’s teeth? Cats imitating snakes? Brewers yeast and garlic tablets for fleas? This week I tackle some of your most curious questions including these and others with answers that may surprise you! 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...

Duration: 01:08:12


Summertime, Rabies and Influenza – Oh my!

6/19/2017
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ABOUT THIS EPISODE Welcome back to my third podcast! In the first half of the episode, I focus on rabies and influenza in our pets including symptoms, diagnosis, vaccinations and treatments. I’ll also address common wildlife to be aware of as potential carriers and I’ll even name some cute animals you might not know to look for. In the second half of the episode, I spend some time discussing summertime dangers and potentially toxic foods. I’ll give you helpful information on fireworks and...

Duration: 00:37:14


A Different Spin to Pet Nutrition

6/11/2017
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ABOUT THIS EPISODE Raw food diets, grain free diets and commercial food diets?? Should I be adding digestive enzymes to my pet's food? How do I know what is best to feed MY cat or dog? In this week’s podcast, I’m going to break down some differences in popular diets as well as introduce you to colostrum, bacteriophages, omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics and more things you may not have heard about before, but can be extremely beneficial to your pet’s health! I’m also going to give a link to...

Duration: 01:11:00

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